Luis Anglero Jr., 18, was tasered and arrested August 19.
Wednesday he showed up at Hartford Community Court wearing a pink dress shirt and standing alongside his mother. It marked the first time Anglero's been seen on camera since cell phones and surveillance cameras captured him being tasered just over two weeks ago.
After discussion with Anglero's defense attorney, Jamaal T. Johnson, the case was continued to October 15.
Anglero didn't say a word as he left court Wednesday morning. He walked along Washington Street, flanked by family and religious community leaders. His mother, Maryann Yearwood, didn't speak to the media either.
Anglero remains charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.
Protesters lined the street before the court appearance calling for the charges to be dropped.
"Well I feel it's very clear that Luis is not guilty of anything. His charges should be dropped immediately, all charges. And that's what we're hoping will happen today, is that they will just acquit him of everything and not--I mean, ideally, we don't think he should even have to show up today," said activist Daniel Piper.
Some see Anglero as a victim in the case after watching surveillance footage showing Detective Shawn Ware tasering a seemingly cooperative Anglero.
But police say the teen was acting unruly and aggressive in the aftermath of a street-corner skirmish. They've deemed Ware's use of the Taser, justified.
"I'm confident that once the laws of this state are applied to the facts of this case, we believe the law's on our side and my client will be completely exonerated of all the charges before him," said Johnson.
Greater Hartford NAACP president, Muhammad Ansari, said the case is troubling and may cause Anglero to miss classes.
"They're investigating, getting the police report and everything. The lawyer's filing some motions so we just have to be back here on the 15th."
Religious leaders assisting Anglero and his family say the chief of Hartford Police has agreed to hold a symposium on the use of force, something those leaders had requested.
A police arrest log released to FOX CT on Wednesday lists Anglero at 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds. His family has argued that his slight frame is another reason why alternative means could have been used by the officer.