Shaker Heights police called about kids playing football in street; officers join game (video)

Shaker Heights police called about kids playing football in street; officers join game

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Shaker Heights officers demonstrated an act of community policing when they were called by someone reported complaining about children playing football in the street.

A woman posted videos showing two police officers joining in on the the game of football after she claimed someone called police on the group of predominantly African-American youths for playing in the road on Saturday.

“Thank you for letting the kids be kids!,” the woman shared on Instagram.

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Another clip from the other day.

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The Shaker Heights Police Department responded on Twitter, writing:

“The only thing our officers enjoy more than hanging with the kids, is the chance to be kids themselves, even if for a moment!!”

The initial Instagram video has over 22,500 likes, as of Wednesday morning.

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