The Latest: Deputy Shown in Video Tossing Student Reassigned

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Disturbing Video Shows How Cop Dealt With Student Who ‘Refused’ to Cooperate During Arrest: ‘Unacceptable’.

Richland School District Two superintendent Dr Debbie Hamm released a statement saying she was “deeply concerned” by the incident and the school would conduct an investigation with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been pulled from the school where he worked as a resource officer after video showed him slamming a student to the ground while classmates watched in horror.

The incident comes amid heightened scrutiny of the use of force by police, particularly against minorities, after numerous high-profile killings of unarmed black men by police across the United States in the last two years triggered protests. Video obtained by WIS-TV captured a cop identified as Richland Country Sheriff resource officer Ben Fields inform the student that she would either “come with me or I’m going to make you.” Moments later, the officer can be seen lifting the student up, pushing her desk backward, then seemingly tossing her a few feet away. School officials and sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating what happened. “Pending the outcome of the investigation, the district has directed that the school resource officer not return to any school in the district,” Richland Two Superintendent Debbie Hamm said in a prepared statement.

Sheriff Leon Lott said the “student was told she was under arrest for disturbing school and given instructions which she again refused.” That’s when the officer moved to place her under arrest. “Student safety is and always will be the District’s top priority. Deputy Ben Fields will be placed on administrative duties as authorities investigate his handling of the female student, Richland County Sheriff’s Lt. The District will not tolerate any actions that jeopardize the safety of our students,” she said. “Upon learning of the incident, school and district administrators began an investigation.

Fields then flips the desk over, with the student still seated, before spinning it around and forcibly removing the student and trying to restrain her at the front of the classroom. A 2015 report from the African American Policy Forum found black girls, like black boys, faced harsher discipline than their white counterparts in a review of New York and Boston school discipline data. Wilson said later that Lott, who is attending an out-of-town conference, “was very disturbed’ by the video but asked for public patients during the investigation.

That investigation is being handled internally, including the department’s Internal Affairs unit. “Our district is deeply concerned about an incident that occurred at Spring Valley High School today. The sheriff’s deputy claimed Tashiana ran toward the two officers swinging her arms while attempting to kick an officer in the head, according to court records.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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