Two Baltimore school police officers have been criminally charged with assault against a student in a confrontation last week that was captured on video.
Officer Anthony Spence, 44, who appears in the video to slap and then kick the youth at the REACH Partnership School in Clifton Park, was charged with second-degree child abuse, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
Officer Saverna Bias, 53, who stands behind Spence in the video, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
A witness told investigators that Bias told Spence, "You need to smack him because he's got too much mouth," police say in charging documents.
Warrants for their arrest were issued Tuesday, and the officers turned themselves in overnight, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith told the Baltimore Sun.