*Well here we go again.
A police officer is being accused of using excessive force. This time on a teen who got into a fight with a fellow student.
The officers were allegedly there to defuse the situation. But as it turned out, not so much. A cellphone camera caught one of the cops’ grabbing 14-year-old Gyasi Hughes by the neck and slamming him to the ground.
Needless to say, this didn’t sit well with his dad, who now plans to press ‘excessive force’ charges against the police department.
Police had apparently come on the scene to de-escalate a situation between Hughes and another boy who had just had an altercation in the cafeteria area. According to what Hughes told news station KXAN, the two had been fighting about a pair of prescription goggles. They got into a pushing match and the other boy ended up being shoved to the ground.
That’s when the two school resource officers showed up.
Sebastian Vazquez, another student, said he started recording on his cellphone when the officers “got [Gyasi] in the corner.” On the video Hughes is seen talking with the officers, then he placed his hand on one of the officers’ arm, identified by news station KVUE as Officer Rigo Valles, and that’s when the officer grabbed Gyasi by the neck and forced him to the ground.
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