Charges thrown out against officer in videotaped scuffle with high school student

Jul 24, 2007 Full story: WWL-TV New Orleans

“The video speaks for itself. My client was not armed and the officer was clearly attacking him.”

A judge has thrown out an assault charge against a white policeman whose scuffle with a black high school student was caught on videotape, ruling that the use of force was justified. via WWL-TV New Orleans

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Rick Tanner

Calabasas, CA

#1 Jul 30, 2007
That's Mississippi.
Kafel

Taunton, MA

#2 Aug 17, 2007
Good. Nice work!
former greenwoodian

United States

#3 Aug 26, 2007
Rick Tanner do you have any of the facts in this case. The cop was right. This is a case of a thug old enough to have tatoos (law is 18 unless parent consent)in school defying instructions of teachers & officers. This thug also had prior police record.
Derrick

Jackson, MS

#4 Aug 26, 2007
Richland, evidently you don't know the facts in the case. I'm not formerly of Greenwood, I still live here and I know that what happened to this young man wasn't the correct way to handle it. There would've been a national uproar if this "thug" was a white student. Common sense will tell you that the case was thrown out because the young man's lawyer is currently on a lawsuit spree in Greenwood with three or more cases pending against the city. Throwing the case out will only make the other cases more "frivolous."
former greenwoodian

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2007
FACT: The teachers that helped subdue this guy and testified against him at the trial are black. Fact: The students that were witnesses & testified at trial were black. Fact: He had an arrest record. Common sense would tell you if the officer involved had been black we would have never heard anything about this. He just would have been a police officer doing his job & that kid would still be a trouble maker no matter what his color.

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