The clip shows an officer from the Eugene Police Department hauling away the child as onlookers tell the boy to run.
The officer then appears to slap or lightly punch the boy in the face, before claiming the boy had bit his hand.
“You do not hit an underaged child,” shouts one bystander as others threaten to file lawsuits against the cop.
“You don’t know who you’re messing with!” shouts another youth as he threatens to attack the facility that the boy will be held in.
However, some have defended the actions of the officer, with the Eugene Police Department saying his behavior was “calm and professional”.