By Maurice Ash, UpnUp News
A Camden Police officer has been relieved of his duty pending an investigation after video surfaced of the officer placing a black student in a chokehold and lifting him off his feet.
According to Camden Police Department: “On this date 8:50 a.m. I was notified by my staff that here had been ann incident this morning at Camden High School involving a Camden Police Officer. I was shown a video of Officer Jake Perry in an altercation with what appears to be a student. Officer Perry is assigned to the High School as a School Resource Officer (SRO).
Effective immediately, Officer Perry has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.
As the Police Chief, I will not tolerate misconduct from my officers and this matter will be dealt with accordingly and I will be transparent in doing so.”
All of this took place in front of other students.
Posted by The Crusader Newspaper on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
This article originally appeared in UpnUp News.