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High School Officer Body-Slams 15-Year-Old Girl in North Carolina

Winston-Salem, January 6 (RHC)-- In the U.S. city of Rolesville, North Carolina, a police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a viral video showed him picking up a high school student and slamming her into the floor. 

Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Darwin, who is African-American, said she was trying to break up a fight between her sister and another student when the officer grabbed her, lifted her high into the air and slammed her on her side into concrete.  Darwin’s mother said the incident left her daughter with a concussion. 

The video prompted widespread calls on social media for the officer, Ruben De Los Santos, to be fired. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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