Video (below) of a police officer from La Mesa, California, who allegedly slammed an arrested high school student to the ground has sparked outrage, with community members calling for the officer’s removal.
The incident took place at Helix Charter High School at about 1:30 p.m. The interaction between the student and the officer is what has been captured in the 30-second video. The clip shows only part of what happened. This video has been widely shared on social media.
Angry students, parents and community members planned to protest against this incident at the campus of the school on Monday morning.
Officers were called into the school when a 17-year-old student, who had been suspended, refused to leave, the chief of the La Mesa police, Walt Vasquez said in a statement.