An officer in the Rolesville, North Carolina, police department has been placed on leave following a confrontation between two students which ended in the officer throwing a girl to the ground, ABC11 reported Tuesday.
In an eight-second clip posted online, a law enforcement official ABC11 identified as the Rolesville Police Department’s Officer Ruben De Los Santos, picks up a black female student at Rolesville High and slams her to the ground. He then drags the girl off the ground by her arm and marches her out of the cafeteria. De Los Santos is now on administrative leave.
Another bystander video posted by the News & Observer contained more footage of the student fight, as well as a different angle of the body slam. Rolesville Police Chief Bobby Langston told the paper “We will work diligently to review any and all pertinent information so that we provide an accurate account of the events. We ask the community and all members involved to be patient while we investigate this matter.” (Mic)