Police in Sacramento, California, are investigating officers’ use of a neck restraint tactic on a teenager Monday, which was captured on amateur video.
“The video captures the end of an incident where officers were attempting to effect an arrest for looting,” said officer Karl Chan in a statement to CNN.
Police say Tyzhon Johnson, 18, was actively looting a business and ran when they attempted to detain him.
“Johnson was arrested on looting charges and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. The use of force has been documented and will be reviewed per department policy as with any use of force,” according to police.
Johnson was released on Tuesday, according to Sacramento county jail records.
CNN is pursuing the amateur video and comment from Johnson.