Police Officers Slam Student
Two former police offers were charged for slamming a Brusly Middle School student to the ground multiple times in a video that was leaked to a TV station. A police car is parked near the campus of East Brunswick High School after the school day on February 22, 2018, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Getty Images/DOMINICK REUTER

A Louisiana grand jury has indicted two former police officers from outside Baton Rouge for slamming a middle school student to the ground multiple times. Former police officer, Anthony “Kip” Dupre was charged with malfeasance, while former officer Dan Cipriano was charged with simple battery, according to reports.

A video of the incident that occurred in October was leaked to WAFB, a CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge. The officers charged can be seen pushing the face of the student into a desk, putting him in a headlock, and throwing him to the ground multiple times.

The family of the student believes that the charged officers got a “slap on the wrist” for the incident involving their son, they told Baton Rouge newspaper the Advocate through their attorney Kwame Asante.

The 14-year-old student was allegedly sent to the Brusly Middle School office for cursing on the playground, where he then argued with a school administrator about the length of his detention, Asante told The Advocate. As the student attempted to leave the school’s office, the video shows Dupre stopping him and then slamming him to the ground, where they begin to wrestle for over two minutes.

Dupre is then seen lifting the student into the air and slamming him to the ground for the second times. At this time, Cipriano enters the school office to assist Dupre by slamming the student’s face into a desk. The student is then led out of the office in handcuffs.

The Advocate reported that Dupre said the student reached for his gun during the struggle. At one point in the video, a school administrator is seen taking something from Dupre and placing it on the desk. She then moves it further away as the struggle progresses.

In November, both Dupre and Cipriano resigned from the Brusly police department, USA Today reported. They had been on the Brusly police force for three years.