FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

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!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Deputy Not Allowed to Bring Duty Weapon Into Atlanta Theater
A local sheriff's deputy escorting a group of fifth-grade students on a field trip to the...
Son: Gunman Who Killed Maryland Deputies Violent, Abusive to Family
Before he fired a shot at a Maryland sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a...
Video: Minnesota K-9 Stabbed, Suspect Shot and Killed
Police in Roseville, MN, shot and killed a man they found hiding in a closet after he...
Video: DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a...
Father, Son Cyclists Arrested After Allegedly Beating Officer
As the 17-year veteran officer contacted the cyclist, his father came up behind the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine