Dallas ISD Officers' Actions Questioned After 7-year-old Boy Handcuffed, 12-year-old Girl Body-slammed

Dallas ISD is facing questions about how district police officers handled two reported incidents last week including one in which an officer is seen on video body-slamming a 12-year-old girl. In grainy footage, the girl is seen fighting another girl at Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L Academy when the officer steps in and separates the two. The officer then picks up the girl and slams her to the ground, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.The girl was suspended for three days and hospitalized with a clavicle fracture, which her mother said was a result of being slammed into the ground, not the fight, NBC5 reported. She told the station that the officer also pepper sprayed her. The district declined an interview with NBC5, but released a statement saying the video shows the after school fight and "also captures a Dallas ISD police officer who attempts to end the disruption, however, his actions do not appear to represent the type of response we want our officers to display."The officer has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.The girl's mother told NBC5 she wants the officer fired. She said she is weighing whether to hire an attorney, and said other students recorded the incident, but were told to delete the videos by a school official.  Continue reading...

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