by G. Brown
A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was fired after a video surfaced of him body-slamming a child to the floor not once, but TWICE!
HuffPost says a “surveillance video of the ordeal, the deputy is seen picking up the child, only described as being under the age of 12, and slamming him to the ground twice before dragging him down the hallway.” The officer is walking down the hall accompanying the child one minute and the next minute he lunges for the boy snatches him up and slams him to the floor. Then he picks him up again and slams him down a second time.
The video is disturbing…
The deputy was fired Monday from his post as of all things–school resource officer. The officer’s name is not being released. One county official actually described the officer as a nice man. Officials say without audio they can’t know what was said between the officer and the student and if something the boy said could have provoked the vicious attack.ttack the student.
The county had placed the deputy on paid leave of absence but reversed that decision and fired him after the video began spreading. The state police are investigating, but what they find really can’t explain what we all saw with our own eyes. A grown man tossing a child–what can an investigation tell us. It doesn’t matter if the boy talked about the officer’s mama, grandmama and great-grandma, there is no way to justify what he did to that child.
The boy was injured and the officer awaits the findings of the investigation before it’s determined if he will face charges.
Regardless of what the investigation finds, that boy’s parents should be seeking a lawyer. No lawsuit or settlement will heal that child’s soul or the mental anguish he must be facing as his mind can’t help but replay the traumatic incident on an endless loop. But lawsuits and money are the only way to send a message loud and clear to school districts and police agencies that no child deserves to be treated this way.