Video Shows Police Officer Body-Slamming A 12-Year-Old, Knocking Her Unconscious

A video is making the rounds of a San Antonio Independent School District police officer body-slamming a twelve-year-old girl, knocking her unconscious, before arresting her.

The girl was in a verbal confrontation with another student when the officer intervened by putting the girl in a bear hug and throwing her over his shoulder and slamming her face-down to the ground. He claims that the girl tried to kick him, but a longer version of the video reportedly contradicts that claim. (And would that merit this use of force, anyway?)

The officer is on paid leave while the school district investigates. And really, watch the video. How can kids learn or even just be kids, who sometimes fight, if they’re being terrorized by security personnel?

[CBS]

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