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Tulsa Police Gang Unit involved in juvenile arrest under investigation

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 00:29:26-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department is releasing new details involving a juvenile arrest that is drawing national attention.

The incident was caught on video by a bystander and posted online.

READ MORE: Tulsa Police Gang Unit involved in juvenile arrest under Investigation

Tulsa police then released the full body camera video from both officers who are confirmed members of the TPD Gang Unit.

2 Works for You talked to two business owners in the area where the incident happened to find out more about what they saw.

"This is my jacket at nighttime I wear to come into the store any time because I’m scared." said Isimil Shan, holding up a bullet proof vest.

Shan owns the convenience store across the street from where the arrest happened.

He said he's been in this location for a year and half and had issues with teens in the area stealing.

Shan was shot at back in January and says since the TPD Gang Unit started cracking down on gun related crimes, he's felt safer.

"Because someone shot at me before and now they could do it again," Shan said.

Carolyn Edmonson manages The Restaurant at the Embassy around the corner from Shan.

Edmonson said she was driving through when she saw one of the teens in the patrol car.

"I didn’t really know what happened. I kept driving," Edmonson said.

It wasn't until later that she saw the video online.

She wishes the officers had handled the situation differently.

She told 2 Works for You she hasn't had any issues with crime.

"Kids come in here everyday. A lot of them are walking up and down the street. They come in here and buy food and pick up something or just come over here. I haven’t had any problems and I’ve been here seven months," Edmonson said.

READ MORE: Former TPD Chief reacts to juvenile arrest caught on camera

Tulsa police told 2 Works for You the Gang Unit is responsible for taking illegal guns off the streets.

The incident of the juvenile arrest is still under internal investigation within the department.

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