Video shows Chicago police officers dragging a 16-year-old Marshall High School student down a flight of stairs, punching her, and using a stun gun on her.
What the video shows does not [show is] the story the officers …told when the incident happened in January.
…Police said they were told to escort Howard out of the school after she was removed from class for having her phone out.
…As the person in the yellow shirt walks away, video shows one of the officers immediately grab Howard and throw her to the ground.
…Video from another angle shows the officers dragging Howard down the stairs, and at the bottom one officer is holding her arm while the other is holding her leg.
“In the video you can see they pull her by the leg down the stairs, the whole flight of stairs.”
…One officer …kick[s] and punch[es] Howard as he’s holding her on the ground. Video shows her thrashing on the floor …before the officer ultimately deploys his stun gun.
the fact that the officers involved still have their badges shows the contempt the Chicago Police Department has for the citizens they are charged to protect. If the police and court were at all interested in law and order or justice the officers would be in jail.
This thuggish abuse of power and unrepentant bullying and violence is what people are inviting into the lives of children and young people when police officers are in schools.