Video: Baltimore Officer Slaps Student
The head of the Baltimore school police force and two officers are on administrative leave after a video showing an officer repeatedly slapping a young man at a school surfaced, CBS News reports.
A series of slaps and a kick even was caught on camera as the officer cursed while striking the juvenile victim at Reach Partnership School.
Chief Marshall Goodwin was placed on leave after the recording came to attention of authorities.
“I was totally appalled at what I saw today,” said Karl Perry, chief officer of school supports.
School leaders said that the police officer in the video will not be back at school Wednesday. He has been reassigned until the investigation is complete.
Reach Partnership is one of seven high schools in the city that has a school police officer dedicated to the large building.
What led up to the very first slap, or what happened after the camera stopped rolling remains unclear. The school system could not confirm whether the young man getting slapped is a student, but the student who recorded the video confirmed that he attended the school.
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