Crowd chants protest slogans as officers arrest teen, officials say

Police: 17-year-old refuses to get off bus, struggles with officers
Crowd chants protest slogans as officers arrest teen, officials say

A crowd yelled “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe” during an incident at a Madison Metro transfer point Monday afternoon, Madison police said.

A Madison Metro driver and supervisor called Madison police to the West Transfer Point around 3:30 p.m. to help with a 17-year-old who refused to get off a bus, according to a release.

The 17-year-old had been asked to leave because she was talking loudly and swearing, which was something she had been warned about in the past, officials said.

An MPD officer offered to give the teen a ride home, but she refused and started verbally abusing the Madison Metro employees while wildly swinging her arms in their direction, according to the release.

At that point, officers said they decided to remove her from the bus, but she started to scream, yell obscenities and struggle with them. Officials said she was eventually put in handcuffs and arrested on tentative charges of disorderly conduct and resisting.

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