COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating after cellphone video captured one of their officers hitting a female student.
It happened while he was trying to break up a fight between two students at Coronado High School.READ MORE: No More Face Mask Mandate In Douglas County Schools After Board Vote
The school resource officer said the student hit him first.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: The Mountains Will Measure Snow In Feet, Denver Will Be Lucky To Get An Inch
The police department initially said the force the officer used was “necessary and appropriate.”MORE NEWS: Staffing Issues, Mistake Lead To Cancellation Of 2 Vaccine Clinics Set Up For Coloradans To Get Boosters
However, that officer will have to write up a report explaining why he used force and his supervisor will decide if he was in the wrong.