Ohio school safety officer on leave pending excessive force investigation

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) — A Lorain High School School safety officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of the use of excessive fo...

August 29, 2022
9:30 PM

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) — A Lorain High School School safety officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of the use of excessive force while breaking up a fight between students. The school district said that on August 25, a fight broke out between students in the girls' bathroom. That's when the safety officer was able to break it up, according to a press release from Lorain City Schools. However, district officials said they later learned of a cell phone video taken of the officer's actions that were not in the initial incident report, which led to the internal investigation.

Cris Belle