Killeen officer not charged for restraining boy at school

(Jackie Vega/KXAN)

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas police officer will not face charges over an off-duty incident in which he restrained a 9-year-old boy at school and the child later appeared to have minor injuries.

Killeen police say the officer, who was put on administrative leave after the May 20 incident, will resume his duties Thursday.

Prosecutors found insufficient evidence on injury to a child allegations. An internal investigation found no violation of city or police policies.

The officer, whose name wasn’t released, was at Bellaire Elementary School on personal business when he heard a disturbance in a classroom. Authorities say the officer responded, he and a staffer escorted the child from class, the boy resisted and the officer restrained him while headed to the principal’s office.

Further details on the child weren’t released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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