A 13-year-old boy tragically passed away after being chased by the police who wanted to stop him for reckless driving.
Stanley Davis Jr, 13, was an outgoing young boy from Florida who was last seen alive on Sunday as he was filling up his dirt bike at a gas station in Boynton Beach.
After the boy was approached by a police car, he sped off and led the police on a chase. Suddenly, the teen made a U-turn and left for the highway. Just off the highway, he got involved in a fatal crash after slamming into the median and being thrown into a sign.
As the police have since confirmed, the chase began after the officers saw the 13-year-old driving recklessly and attempted to stop him.
“That family is devastated and grieving. I’ll share with you that our community is devastated and grieving. There’s nothing to make that pain any less,” Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory expressed following the fatal accident.
Meanwhile, the young boy’s grandmother, Tina Hunter, slammed the police and accused them of disregarding her grandson’s welfare because of his skin color.
“That was my grandson, my only grandson. They chased him, chased him. He just panicked because he’s a kid. Chased him right to his damn grave and figured he’s just another black boy and ain’t nothing is going to be done,” Hunter told WPTV.
“That’s the prejudice of the Boynton Beach police that we’ve been having problems for all these damn years.”
Since Stanley’s tragic passing, Chief Gregory has reassured the boy’s family that the incident will be properly investigated.
“I made a commitment them and I’ll make a commitment to everyone here in Boynton beach. We’ll make a thorough investigation of the incident,” he added.
“I can’t think of how difficult it is to think of the loss of someone who is 13-years-old, especially with one with such a bright future.”
It has since also come to light that Florida Highway Patrol will be taking over the case and that the officer involved in the chase has been put on administrative leave.
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