Oakland School District Release New Video of Student in Wheelchair Attacked by Security Officer

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    The Oakland Unified School District released a second video of a student being attacked by a school security officer. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    A San Francisco Bay Area school district that fired a high school security officer last month after surveillance video showed him attacking a handcuffed student in a wheelchair has released a second video showing more details of the May 19 incident.

    The video released Tuesday by Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint appears to show two guards pushing 17-year-old Francisco Martinez out of his wheelchair before one guard kicks Martinez in the head.

    The district identified the guard who kicked Martinez as Marchell Mitchell, who in a previous video could be seen slapping and knocking Martinez's chair over.

    The second guard was identified as Shalandra Cotton, and according to Flint, the district has put her on paid administrative leave as of tomorrow while the incident is investigated.

    Attempts to reach Cotton for comment were not immediately successful.