A Florida school resource deputy has been removed from his position and faces possible termination after a video went viral showing him violently yanking on a middle school girl’s hair this Thursday, The Daily Beast reports.
The unidentified officer, who is white, can be seen in the video grabbing the back of the African American teen’s hair and pulling it back while pushing her towards his police car. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced this Friday that the officer used an “inappropriate amount of force” on the student, who attends Westridge Middle School.
“I am very upset by what I saw on that video,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina said Friday. “The actions of this deputy appear to violate some of the most important values and expectations that I have set as sheriff. The type of behavior I witnessed on the video and on body worn camera video will not be tolerated.”
The incident reportedly began as a “verbal fight between multiple students” stemming from “incidents at school this week and last week.”
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You already know what my first phone calls this Friday morning looked like— this is OUTRAGEOUS. No words. We need immediate accountability. These are KIDS. Video via Tiffany Faith #OrangeCounty #Orlando #Florida pic.twitter.com/HrnDN1w7Qp
— Rasha (@RashaMK) November 8, 2019
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