An attorney shook a Pittsburgh-area high school by releasing two videos showing a police officer allegedly abusing high school students.
The two surveillance videos, filmed two years apart and released on Tuesday by attorney Todd Hollis, show the same officer allegedly abusing two Woodland Hills High School students in the school’s office.
In one video from 2015, officer Steve Shaulis grabs a boy who is sitting in the office, puts his arm around the student’s neck, and eventually throws him to the ground. Principal Kevin Murray can be seen helping to hold the student down as Shaulis uses a Taser on him.
In the other video, filmed in April, Shaulis can be seen dragging a 14-year-old boy into the office and leading him into another room where he allegedly punched the student’s tooth out. The student was taken to the hospital, where his tooth was sewn back into place.
The office of the Allegheny County District Attorney is investigating whether Shaulis used excessive force in the incidents, as well as in two other incidents, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Hollis also represented another Woodland Hills student earlier this year after the student recorded Murray, the principal, threatening to “knock his … teeth” down the student’s throat, the Post-Gazette reported.
A second attorney, Tim O’Brien, is representing a 15-year-old girl who also alleged physical abuse at the school.
Woodland Hills High School officials were not immediately available for comment.
Watch the surveillance videos below:
This boy is 14 years old. Officer Steve Shaulis, near Pittsburgh, chokes him for no reason then knocks his front tooth out, then arrests him pic.twitter.com/tcyJHGpoWT
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 3, 2017
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