UK police officer axed for suffocating black student in a chokehold

By Editor on 12/02/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 273


A police officer of the Camden Police Department has been suspended pending an investigation following an incident with a Camden Fairview High School student, an official statement said.

“Because of the video I saw, effective immediately, Officer Perry has been relieved of his duties pending the investigation and the outcome of it,” police chief, Boyd M. Woody, said.

“I just wanted everybody to know, including the mayor that as the police chief, I’m not going to tolerate misconduct from officers from this department.”

The officer, who has been identified as Jake Perry, reportedly put a student in a chokehold after an altercation. Woody said Perry has been with the police department for two to three years.

In the video that circulated on social media, Perry can be seen putting the ninth-grade student, Dekyrion Ellis at Camden Fairview High School in a chokehold, pulling him slightly backward by his neck, KTVE reports.

The video has garnered 18, 000 shares as of Monday evening.

According to KTVE, Ellis, was arguing with a friend when Perry, who was assigned to the high school as a school resource officer, intervened.

“I feared for my life,” Ellis said. “I didn’t know what was going to happen. I blacked out. I really didn’t see anything until he took me back to the office.”

The student said he was embarrassed by the incident.

In a statement, the Camden Fairview School District said the district was aware of the incident.

“I have been informed that the officer involved has been relieved of duty pending an investigation by CPD,” Superintendent Fred Lilly said in the statement. “CFSD will fully cooperate with the CPD’s investigation.” 

“In order to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future, CFSD will work with the CPD to ensure that current policies and procedures for all SRO’s stationed at CFSD schools are reviewed and revised if necessary. CFSD’s first priority is, and will continue to be, to provide an excellent education to all of our student in a safe environment.”

 

 

Source face2faceAfrica

Posted on February, 12 2020

Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Wilder retains WBC title

Dasuki's bazaar lands ex-Governor in EFCC net

Northern group leader issuing quit notice order to...

Debate: Trump alleges bias, vows to hit Clinton...

Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers to get N9bn housing, furniture...

PDP: Buhari’s certificate fake, worst national embarrassment *Scammers...

Don’t use saliva to wet your vagina during...

Ajayi, Okon, Abdulrahman strike Gold as Q-Madi lead...

Port Harcourt five: Indicted police officers, docked for...
Latest News Biafran agitators team up with Ambazonians for independent states HELP! Suicide becoming tempting option for our members, Nigerian traders in Ghana, cry out How latest attack on Zulum was carried out using a donkey - report Fani-Kayode speakes on fifth marriage rumour: Halima is only my 'confidente,' my 'comforter' Zulum meets families of slain aides *Says, no amount of compensation can equal sacrifice Presidency mocks Shehu Sani: Go and organise your own strike Buhari mourns Igboanugo, the Igbo man he calls 'Daddy' Electricity tariff: Again, Blame Jonathan, he's the one that put Nigeria in this mess - FG BREAKING: Buhari speaks on massacre of Zulum's aides *Says it was sabotage BREAKING: Obi disowns poster linking him with Kwankwanso for 2023 presidency

 

Most Read BREAKING: Atiku defects to APGA *Picks ticket for 2019 presidency *Runs with Soludo (60,594 views) BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (39,300 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (27,941 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (25,364 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (23,566 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (18,318 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (16,766 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (16,739 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (15,261 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (15,161 views)

 

News Appointments (404) Business (326) Crime (1394) Economy (658) Education (258) Entertainment (319) Fashion and Style (119) General (668) Health (838) Inside Africa (555) Interviews (29) National (1619) Politics (3493) Press Releases (3) Religion (287) Security (1807) Sports (2390) Technology (35) World News (689)

 

CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway

 

 

Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up

 

Advertisement