Irving officers are accused of using excessive force while trying to break a fight at Nimitz High School on Wednesday
IRVING, Tex. – Police in Irving are investigating officers’ use of force during a fight at a high school on Wednesday, officials said.
The Nimitz High School policemen reacted to a dispute that broke out in the lunch line, according to the police.
The police report that officers “used force” to separate the students and apprehend individuals involved.
Although police did not disclose what type of force was used, the department has stated that it will conduct an investigation to determine whether its policies and procedures were followed.
Mark Montes stated that he has viewed online videos of the incident. In the footage, an officer is seen picking up the son of Montes and throwing him onto a trolley. A few seconds later, as the son of Montes begins to stand, the same officer pulls him back to the ground.
“He didn’t just grab him. He strangled him in midair “Montes stated. “This individual is a body builder. My youngster is tall and underweight. You raised my son effortlessly from the ground. You were not required to do it.”
Montes stated that his kid was about to join the fight because his cousin was participating, but he anticipated the cops would defuse the situation. Instead, he stated that his son’s ability to walk is a miracle.
“You had no right to do what you did to my son, choke him and slam him against that bar, which could have broken his back.” “Montes remarked. “He was unable to sleep last night. He had headaches all night last night. He was transported to the emergency room. They found nothing in addition to the scrapes and bruises he already had.”
Wednesday, after viewing the video, Montes reportedly went to the school and wanted to talk with the police’ supervisors. He reported speaking with the officer that engaged with his son.
“He stood up, bulged towards me, and yelled, ‘Yeah, I did it and what’ without remorse,” claimed Montes.
Montes stated that he had came to the school regarding a previous incident involving his daughter and the same officer.
The Irving Independent School District did not respond to WFAA’s request for comment, nor did the district’s school board president.
In a press release, the police department stated that it had seen social media videos of the event and will undertake an internal investigation.
In a news release, police stated, “We have communicated with Irving ISD and a family member of one of the affected youngsters and will continue our investigation expeditiously.”
During the inquiry, one of the cops implicated “will be reassigned,” according to the police.
Anyone who observed the incident should contact the police at (972) 721-3510.