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A police officer got caught on video body-slamming a girl at a North Carolina high school


Video shows police incident at Rolesville High School

 WATCH  | A police officer at a North Carolina high school body-slammed a girl to the ground. The incident at Rolesville High School was caught on camera, and the video was sent to WNCN.


A witness said the girl who was body-slammed was trying to break up a fight involving her sister. The girl's mother said the girl got a concussion.

The officer involved, Ruben De Los Santos, was placed on administrative leave, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reports. City police chief Bobby Langston said he had asked the state's bureau of investigations to look into the incident. 

Another video from Tuesday showed another fight at the school. It's not yet clear if the videos are related.

Students and other locals weren't happy with the delayed response.

The local chapter of the ACLU found the incident disturbing.

We're very disturbed by what we saw in the video. This kind of force, especially with kids in schools, is never justified.
Irena Como, ACLU-NC staff attorney

Ahunna Akpuda, who initially tweeted the incident, said the victim was not seriously injured.

Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles said all officers wear a body camera, so there should be footage of this incident.

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