A video has emerged showing a New Jersey police officer forcibly detaining two girls before manhandling a teacher who tries to intervene.
The clip, filmed in Orange, New Jersey, was loaded unto WorldStarHipHop on Friday and already has almost 100k views and led to the officer being suspended.
In the video, the police officer – named by police as Hanifah Davis – can be seen talking to one of the girls before another – dressed in a yellow cardigan – steps in to help her twin sister.
A video has gone viral of a New Jersey police officer forcibly detain two girls before manhandling a teacher who tried to intervene
The officer then grabs this girl by her hair and slams her to the ground before the camera cuts to show him doing it to her sister as well.
As both girls sit on the ground in disbelief, the officer then grabs them by the hair and neck and slams them to the ground.
The two girls try to get unpinned but the officer roughs them up some more, as a bystanders screams that they are sisters.
One of the girls is able to get up and tries to push the cop off her sister.
The clip was loaded unto WorldStarHipHop on Friday and already has almost 100k views
Another officer latches onto her arm while talking to a teacher who has now stepped in in hopes of intervening.
As the girl in yellow tries to stand, the officer still forces her down to which the teacher then physically tries to restrain the cop.
The policeman then shoves the teacher back and the two get into a scuffle as the girl moves out of the way.
Students scream in the background 'F**k y'all' in total disbelief that the officer now grabs the teacher by the head.
As the children continue screaming the police detain the teacher.
Students scream in the background 'F*** y'all' in total disbelief that the officer now grabs the teacher by the head
The Orange Police Department and Mayor Dwayne Warren released a statement on Friday saying that Davis 'has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of an investigation.'
Rumors circulated that the teacher in the video had been apprehended by police but those were soon dispelled.
'Contrary to rumors on social media, an Orange Board of Education staff member was not arrested; he was issued a ticket and the issuance of that ticket is part of the investigation,' the city said in the statement.
And on Friday, students took to the streets to protest the incident as the community raged on at the incident. But the mayor asserted that they were taking the matter seriously.
"This matter is being taken seriously by the Orange Police Department and the Warren Administration. All the facts will be shared with the public as soon as they are available. Meanwhile, the OPD and Mayor Dwayne D. Warren ask that citizens withhold judgment and act responsibly until all the facts are known, at which time the Administration will take all appropriate action," a statement said.