The Dallas County Community College District has placed two El Centro College police officers on adminstrative leave after a video showing them making a controversial arrest -- purportedly on March 25 -- was posted to YouTube.
The video shows four teenagers forced against a wall outside El Centro. During the video, shot by someone who narrates that he was just outside smoking a cigarette, the kids tell the officers that they were just waiting for a bus to Dallas Can Academy. One of the officers, who's already told one of detained individuals that she will "toss him over that metal [bench] right there," tells another that she "[has] a lot of stuff on her belt that will take care of [him] and I guarantee you that I will be glad to use some of it."
The video clearly does not show the whole incident -- the cameraman cuts things off after about two minutes -- but DCCCD issued the following statement:
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"Based on the footage we have seen, the Dallas County Community College District has launched a full investigation to determine all of the relevant facts. In the meantime, both El Centro College officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave."