San Antonio schools have dismissed police officer accused of body-slamming student!
Officer Joshua Kehm has been officially fired after video was posted to YouTube showing him slamming a 12 year old girl into the ground.
San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent, Pedro Martinez released this statement, “We want to be clear that we will not tolerate this behavior. We understand that situations can sometimes escalate to the point of requiring a physical response; however, in this situation we believe that the extent of the response was absolutely unwarranted. Additionally, the officer’s report was inconsistent with the video and it was also delayed, which is not in accordance with the general operating procedures of the police department. We want to be clear that we will not tolerate this behavior. We know that this incident does not define our district police department, which is dedicated to serving and protecting our school community. We all want to make sure this kind of incident does not occur again, and we will seek to identify areas where improvement may be needed.”
Mr. Martinez said the San Antonio school district will continue its investigation of the incident and decide if additional actions should be taken.
San Antonio Independent School District police officer, Joshua Kehm, responded after two students began arguing at Rhodes Middle School. What happens next was caught on camera and is making national headlines!
The incident took place March 29, but video was just posted on April 5th. In the footage, it appears the officer slams the 12 year old, FACE FIRST, into a brick walkway!
WARNING! Some may find video extremely disturbing!!!!
According to the officers linkedin Joshua Kehm was a non-lethal weapons instructor for the U.S. Air Force. He is currently on paid leave pending an investigation.