AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin branch of the NAACP is calling for change after a cellphone video showed a Round Rock police officer grabbing a Round Rock High School student and throwing him to the ground.
The parent of the student involved says he plans on pressing charges against the Round Rock police officer for allegedly using excessive force on his son.
The NAACP held a news conference in front of Round Rock High School on Tuesday afternoon saying the level of force used by the officer was dangerous, reckless and could have injured the student and the officer.
They also argue the officer should have been placed on immediate administrative leave once an investigation was announced. It is questioned if Round Rock police even have a procedure to address student conflicts while protecting and keeping students safe.
“Let me be clear, what I saw last week on this campus is antiquated, outdated, illegal and unacceptable,” said Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder.
Lastly they want to address Round Rock Independent School District’s failure to take responsibility or allay parents’ concerns after the incident.