The video shows police kneeling on a Wisconsin student’s neckOn March 19, 2022 by editor
School officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have released surveillance footage showing an off-duty police officer kneeling on the neck of a 12-year-old girl to stop her from fighting during lunch.
ByThe Associated Press
March 19, 2022, 8:32 PM
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Kenosha Unified School District released revised footage of the March 4 fight on Friday. It shows Kenosha officer Shawn Guetshow intervening in the fight and then arguing with the girl, before falling to the ground and hitting her head on a table.
Guetshow, who was working as a security guard at the school, then pushed the girl’s head to the ground and handcuffed her and used her knees on her neck for about half a minute before taking her out of the cafeteria.
Gerald Perez, the girl’s father, last year called for criminal charges against Guetshaw for using a form of restraint banned by Wisconsin law enforcement officers. He said his daughter was in therapy and was seeing a neurologist for her injuries.
The school district initially put Guetschow on paid leave. He resigned from his part-time security job with the school on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
In his resignation letter, Guetshaw complained that the school district did not support him and that the incident placed a heavy burden on his family.
The district told the newspaper it would not provide any additional details and did not respond to messages from the Associated Press on Saturday. The Kenosah Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.