What was to be a stunt ended in assault. After being caught on video knocking a skater who performed a trick on the runway of Madureira Skate Park, North Zone of Rio, on the evening of Tuesday, July 24th, the municipal guard was removed from his duties and the termination process is underway. Pedro Henrique Silva Ribeiro, 16, suffered abrasions and bruises on his elbow, shoulder and leg. His family, is to record the report at the police station and then sue the City of Rio de Janeiro.
Nenem(Baby), as the skater is known, said he was trying to make a leap over a ramp when he was hit by a guard. He flew and fell about five meters from the runway. According to him, his luck was not hitting his head or getting broken body parts.
“They stopped on the ramp at the retreat, and one of them put the feet forward. I flew about six feet, and when I fell, a guard held my head with my legs and slapped and punched. Then they tried to take me somewhere. But the skateboard people didn’t let that happen,” said Neném.
The skater said the guards had asked not to perform the jumps in the area at risk of hurting someone, but according to him, another skater helped watching and keeping people away.
In the 29th Police Department of Madureira, the guard filed a complaint for personal injury, claiming to have been hit by the skater. Indignant, the kid’s father will get their rights in court. “The lawyer have instructed me to file a report on the station. This is the first step to enter the courts”.
During the confusion, Pedro’s friends claim to have been assaulted. The City will also investigate the conduct of other guards. But some defend the City Guards. “They warned several times and no one stopped. It was dangerous, “said Ana Paula Magalhães, a witness on the skate park that day.
Watch below the video of the aggression to the brazilian skater by Rio de Janeiro City Guards: