AZ Police Officer Acted "Within Policy" as 15-Year Old Girl is Shoved Head First Into WallSubmitted by RobHino on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 09:47
The original video - May 9, 2011:
"Sources tell us Larrison has at least 3 experts within the department who watched the video and agree he acted within policy."
PHOENIX - A Phoenix Police officer has been suspended after tackling a 15-year-old girl. The video, posted on YouTube, made national headlines two years ago.
Monday, that officer appealed, saying his punishment is too harsh, fighting the 5-day suspension at a hearing.
That hearing is closed to the public at his request, so we won't get to hear why he believes his punishment was too harsh.
Officer Patrick Larrison believes he acted within policy when he tackled a 15-year-old girl to the ground. Police were called to the school after they say a drunk teenager got into a fight with her teacher, then started walking away when officers got there.
This YouTube video sparked a yearlong investigation. A disciplinary review board recommended a 32-hour or 4-day suspension. But Chief Daniel Garcia thought the punishment should be more severe and gave Larrison a 40-hour or 5-day suspension. Typically that's the maximum number of days you can suspend an officer.