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story.lead_photo.caption Danville Police officer Timothy Spears, left, starts to thrust the arm of juvenile D.B. up, near his head, breaking it in two places as Yell County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Spears, right, holds D.B. against the wall at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center on March 22, 2014, in this video frame grab. - Photo by Stephen B. Thornton

The police officer and the deputy entered the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center just a few minutes before 8 p.m. on March 22, and a group of boys playing cards around a table scattered.

Yell County Juvenile Detention Center surveillance video

On March 22, 2014, a Danville Police officer broke the arm of D.B., a 13-year-old boy held at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center. The following surveillance footage, published with the permission of the boy's family, captured what happened that night.
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    December 22, 2014 at 7:33 a.m.

    Not good. More training for these officers. They must remain cool under all situations. This is a backfire on the two officers/brothers.

  • PopMom
    December 22, 2014 at 7:47 a.m.

    These bullies should never wear badges or work around children again. The fat woman in tiedye who wanted to put the child in a wrap should be fired as well. Whose idea was it to put the children in striped clothing anyway? This is another case in which the correctional officials are worse than the juvenile offenders whom they are paid to watch.

  • 2531USMC
    December 22, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.

    Just one more reason to keep a close eye on our judicial system, I have always been a supporter of Law enforcement. But what I am seeing today is culture of aggression and dishonesty in the manner in which Law Enforcement has begun to act. They are acting as judge jury and hangman, and there are individuals who clearly have no business working in the field. This problem will continue until the public forces Law Enforcement to become transparent, no scrambled radio transmission unless it is a tactical or surveillance operation. Take away the military hardware that has been so freely hand it out to every agency small or large. Get rid of the military wanabee’s who feel the need to dress up in jungle cammo, and want to carry fully automatic weapons. It is time for the public to hold the politicians responsible for coddling these departments and return law enforcement to its civil roots.

    December 22, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

    2531USMC says it about as well as it can be said,
    Two Grown Men against a 13 year old boy that was locked up for saying things to the Teacher that she didn't like. Jesus H Christ what has happened to the Justice Department in Arkansas.

  • AprilFrost
    December 22, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.

    Timothy and Michael Spears should be on the receiving end of "the knockout game" every day. And DB should get to watch via satellite downlink. The Spears should be ordered to go about their normal activities. Never knowing when it's coming. Angry. Fearful. PTSD. Oh yeah, they'll be a mess. They may become prone to angry outbursts. Then they will have to be "wrapped". A new reality show is born. DB gets to watch. Even direct. Seriously, giving him some control or input on the fate of he abusers would bring some healing and closure to his wounds. Sorry DB. Our system failed you. You no doubt needed correcting. What you didn't need was bullying and abuse. My son was abused for years by his dad. The judge insisted he had to continue visitation. It changed him from a happy, fun, sweet boy to a sad, depressed and yes, angry young man. I would just say decide that these pseudo men will NOT win by ruining your future.. My so. Is working hard toward rebuilding his life. I KNOW you both can do it.

  • FreeSpiritMan
    December 22, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

    All these sadistic Rambo types need to rooted out fired and never be in law enforcement again and be forced to do a tour fighting ISIS where their Rambo mentality can be put to use. I suspect when really faced with some bad asses they would think and act very different.

  • billg3112091102
    December 22, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.

    Let these officers get a job with the CIA and be assigned to the torture unit so we can get information out of terrorists. Was this boy evaluated by a Dr. before being sent to this center? This child needs help from mental professionals not jail time. Law enforcement all over needs more training to deal with people. Some things need to be ignored that officers get all bent out of shape about. Hope we can find a way for all people to respect the law enforcement officers, but it will take an effort on their part also. Most officers I know are dedicated servants of the people, but the ones we hear about are the ones who make super mistakes and cast a bad light on all policemen. I feel for the policemen and policewomen who work hard to keep us safe. They put their lives on the line everyday.

  • 3rdWorldState
    December 22, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.

    Like the boy who cried wolf. The police around this country should focus more on the people they serve and less on covering for their "family" of officers. When more of these lies come out, subversion of the truth, it erodes trust in our police institutions. And it is very difficult to get back.
    When you lose your moral high ground....sound familiar?

  • mrlloyd
    December 22, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

    every adult in that room at that time should be fired.

  • Capitalist12
    December 22, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

    Both Spears attacking and breaking this 13 year old boy's arm--who showed no resistance except in the minds of the attackers--are the acts of a coward. I have seen their kind before: they cower before men, but excel as bullies against children. Robin Barefield's report does not match any known facts, but they do aid and abet the cover-up by the police.
    All 3 should be charged, but I have little faith in the "state police investigation." These bad apples need to start being charged before people lose faith in the majority of police, who I do not believe are bad. Worse still, that Timothy Spears said that: "I would do it the same way a thousand times over" shows that he is still a very real threat to children, if not an outright psychopath. One does not need to have a psychiatric degree to predict that he will hurt other children again if he is not incarcerated.