Shocking Moment Police Officer ‘Body-Slams 12-Year-Old Girl’

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Police in the U.S. aren’t exactly renowned for their restraint when it comes to dealing with troublemakers and this could be just another fine example of this.

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Texas school officials are currently investigating footage which apparently shows a policeman body-slam a 12-year-old girl to the ground.

Janissa Valez’s classmates are heard laughing and shouting in the background as she’s thrown to the floor by a policeman, who then handcuffs her and leads her away.

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Speaking to local media in San Antonio, she said that children we crowding around her as they were expecting her to have a fight with another girl.

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The incident happened last month, but the footage went viral after it was posted on a local blog. The officer has now been placed on leave and is yet to comment on the incident.

A spokeswoman for the San Antonio Independent School District, Leslie Price, described the video as ‘alarming’ and stressed that excessive force would not be tolerated.

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Janissa’s mother, Gloria, told News4SA.com:

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You could just hear where she hits the ground. And it’s nothing but concrete, cement. I talked to the officer. He did what he had to do at the moment – those were his words.

We can categorically say that he definitely didn’t have to resort to this ‘in the moment’.


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