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Video: SRO's Cafeteria Arrest Goes Viral

October 06, 2011  | 

VIDEO: N.H. School Cafeteria Arrest Goes Viral

Manchester (N.H.) Police have launched an investigation into whether a high school resource officer used excessive force, after the video of his arrest of a West High student on Monday went viral.

In the video clip, officer Darren Murphy lifts 17-year-old Frank W. Harrington III from his seat, spins him around, forces him into a prone position and arrests him.

Video footage of the arrest was first posted by CopBlock.org, a Website that bills itself as a reporter of "police abuse, brutality, and corruption."

Source: MyFoxBoston


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Hank @ 10/7/2011 3:17 AM

Yeah, good grainy, out of focus shot that doesn't show what led up to it and the kids' mother....yeah again, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Freedom of the press? What newspaper do you work for?

janet @ 10/7/2011 7:02 AM

I don't know what led to the altercation. Looking at the footage the School Resource Officer did use excessive force. The situation could have been handled differently.

James @ 10/7/2011 9:15 AM

The officer's written account of the altercation supports the students contention that he was teasing his sister. Typical kid's stuff - maybe he should be suspended from school - but not arrested and charged with a crime. Use some judgement please!

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