A public school police officer was suspended after chilling video footage caught him breaking a student’s arm.
Steve Rivers, an officer with the Beaumont Independent School District in Beaumont, Texas, was attempting to break up a fight between two students. Another officer wrestled one of the students to the ground, and he was pinned when Rivers attempted to handcuff him, according to the footage.
Rivers snapped the student’s arm forward. It can clearly be heard to break during the video, which was filmed by a bystander with a cell phone. The student began screaming almost immediately, but the officers continue to push his head against the pavement.
After a parent complained, Rivers was placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an investigation, according to 12News.