Chicago cops using taser on his 16-year-old daughter

Two Chicago police officers are being reassigned after a physical confrontation with a 16-year-old student was caught on camera by her father

Two Chicago police officers are being reassigned after a physical confrontation with a 16-year-old student was caught on camera by her father

Newly released surveillance video shows Chicago police dragging a high school student down a flight of stairs before striking and kicking her and using a stun gun.

Howard was first charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery against the officers but those charges were subsequently dropped "in the interest of justice", prosecutors previously said.

The girl's lawyer told reporters, "The Board of Education and CPD continue to fail our children".

"Those officers filed a false statement", Stroth said. "Their statements are completely untrue and are completely contradicted by what is shown on the video".

(Laurentio Howard) Two Chicago police officers are being reassigned after a physical confrontation with a 16-year-old student was caught on camera by her father.

Police spokesman Thomas Ahern said officials can not comment on the new video since the incident is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Laurentio told the Sun-Times he was told to stand back as he cried out for them to stop. The lawsuit claimed the officer pushed and dragged 16-year-old Dnigma Howard down a flight of stairs, then held her down by stepping on her chest, punching her and then shocked her with a stun gun. The charges were dropped less than a week later. In the new video taken from a second floor camera at the school, the officers and Dnigma walk into the frame around 9:47 a.m. on January 29. The other officer quickly follows and students gather around. Echoing the last pleas of Eric Garner, murdered by New York Police in 2014, Laurentio continued, "when they had my daughter on the ground like that and throwing her around and the officer had his foot in my daughter's stomach, on her, she's screaming, 'I can't breath, I can't breath'". Apparently unprompted, the officer then appears to grab her and throw her down the stairs. While she was at Marshall High School, however, she was enrolled in an "Individual Education Program based on an emotional disability" because she was known to have "difficulty regulating her emotions". Howard can be seen at the top of the stairs talking to a fellow student while CPD officer Pierre can be seen standing near her at the top of the stairs.

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Graham said she should be recharged.

In response to inquiries about the video, a CPS spokesperson said the school district is deeply disturbed and troubled by the incident.

The "reforms" are also made with the intent to cap how much districts will pay out in lawsuits resulting from unrestrained police violence.

Ahern said police are forming procedures for officers who work in schools.

Stroth also called on Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot to "address this important issue and make our schools safe".

NBC Chicago reports the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is handling the probe of this case, so representatives at the Chicago Police Department are not authorized to comment on the investigation.

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