Security Footage Shows Middle Schooler Picked Up and Slammed to Ground by School Officer

Rare | 1/15/2020 | Associated Press
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BRUSLY, La. (AP) — Protesters are calling for accountability after a videotaped altercation showed a police officer twice slamming a 14-year-old male student to the ground at a central Louisiana middle school.

Local media report that members of the community of Brusly marched Monday to a Town Hall meeting to demand more facts.

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The controversy stems from the student’s detention in October at Brusly Middle School, an incident captured on a school surveillance camera and sent anonymously to local television station WAFB. The video shows the officer wrestling with a young male student before slamming him down.

Another officer later comes in to help handcuff the student and slams him against a desk, the video shows.

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Marcher Shaeeta Williams told the council that people are “disturbed and upset” by the video.

“We want the facts,” Williams told the town council. “This is a situation that upset many of us. And we come in peace, but we also come disturbed and upset and confused on how the situation took place.”

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Brusly Police Chief Jonathan Lefeaux asked state police...
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