ROLESVILLE, N.C. – The Latest on a student slammed to the floor by a police officer in North Carolina (all times local):
Officials say the male police officer who slammed a female high school student to the floor in North Carolina has been placed on administrative leave.
Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles said the school resource officer at Rolesville High School was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after an eight-second video was posted on Twitter. The video shows an officer, surrounded by students, lifting and then dropping the girl to the floor on her left side, then pulling her to her feet and leading her away.
He says the officer has been assigned to the school since it opened in 2013. About 2,200 students in 9th through 12th grades attend the school.
The video itself doesn’t show what led up to or followed this scene. And there may be other video, since Eagles says all Rolesville police officers received body cameras in August. The mayor says officials also will review any school security video.
Meanwhile, the ACLU labeled it a disturbing use of force and appealed through Twitter for information from witnesses.
School and police authorities are reviewing a video posted on Twitter that shows a male police officer slamming a female high school student to the floor in North Carolina.
Wake County schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten says she’s working with the Rolesville Police Department to get more details. The eight-second video posted Tuesday shows an officer, surrounded by shouting students at Rolesville High School, lifting and then dropping the girl to the floor on her left side, then pulling her to her feet and leading her away.
The video itself doesn’t show what led up to or followed this scene.
Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston didn’t immediately return a message from The Associated Press. He told other media that he’s reviewing the case.
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