A police officer was filmed dragging 16-year-old Tiffany Rodriguez along a counter at Por Vida Charter High School in San Antonio, Texas, on April 17.
The officer was originally called to remove a woman who refused to leave the school office, but Tiffany told KABB that the woman only spoke spanish and was being treated unfairly:
Yea I was mouthing off, but I was mouthing off to help the lady out like translating Spanish, because he didn’t know Spanish.
Tiffany recalled how the cop grabbed her:
He slammed me against the door and I have a bump right here to show it. And when he had me against the door I told him to stop like to let me go he grabbed my arm and he twisted it.
Tiffany’s best friend Casandra Ortiz witnessed the incident:
I knew her for so long it hurt me to see her getting thrown around everywhere.
Tiffany and Casandra were in the school office for being out of uniform, being late and cursing.
Casandra’s mother, Jessica Villarreal, filmed the incident:
You can’t drag around a child like that, I don’t care how mad they get you, you’re an adult you don’t grab a child like that.
Tiffany said she was booked in juvenile detention for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct:
I just think that he shouldn’t be working as a cop if he is going to be doing that to kids.
The San Antonio Police Department is conducting an investigation of its own officer.