Video Shows Florida Resource Cop Violently Restraining 13-Year-Old Student
On Tuesday, Prosecutors slammed Kissimmee, Florida Resource Officer Mario Badia with charges months after a video surfaced of the cop forcefully throwing a 13-year-old boy to the ground.
The video above, taken six months ago at Kissimmee Middle School, shows Badia restraining the male student in a matter of seconds, leaving him with a sprained ankle and wrist.
According to WFTV, the officer was attempting to diffuse a situation between the boy and his mother, Alexis Richmond.
The boy's mother describes her son's behavior as "a kid being a kid" and talking back. Of the incident, Richmond says,
Following his arrest, Badia was placed on paid leave and is now facing charges of both felony abuse and battery.