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US: Cop resigns after slamming 11-y-o girl onto ground for ‘taking too much milk’

By Lee Brown

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Officer Zachary Christensen stepped down after an internal use-of-force investigation was launched following the August 27 incident

(NEW YORK POST) — A New Mexico cop has resigned after being caught on camera slamming a sobbing schoolgirl to the ground — during a fight sparked by her taking too much milk from the cafeteria.

Shocking footage shows officer Zachary Christensen violently grappling with the 11-year-old middle school girl in Farmington as she cried and begged him to stop.

Christensen later said he tried to arrest her because she “took more milk than she was supposed to” and threw some on the ground, according to KOB.

His bodycam footage released by Farmington police showed the girl initially calmly pleading with a male school employee to be allowed to leave, brushing against his arm as she walked through the doors.

Christensen marched out after the girl — yanking off her bag as he yelled repeatedly, “You’re done!”

Another camera angle showed him pushing the girl into a wall — then lifting her left leg to slam her to the ground as she cried and begged him to “get off of me.”

“Do not resist!” the officer screamed at the girl as he continued to wrestle with her, at one point seemingly pushing the side of her head into the ground as her sobs intensified, with her crying, “You’re hurting me!”

The school employee then warned him he was using “excessive force,” with the officer eventually calming down.

Farmington police announced Sunday that Christensen stepped down after an internal use-of-force investigation was launched.

The case has also been referred to the New Mexico State Police for possible criminal charges.

“That’s not our standards. That’s not who we are,” Farmington Police Chief Steven Hebbe told KOB.

Farmington Municipal Schools spokesperson Renee Lucero said the school district “extends its apologies to the student and family involved in this unfortunate incident.”

Attorney Mark Curnutt, representing the girl and her mother, says the video shows the pupil did not commit any crimes justifying arrest.

“She’s an 11-year-old girl and it’s a shock to the system to see that this is a thing that can occur at a school by a certified peace officer,” Curnutt said.

It was not known if Christensen has an attorney. No phone number for Christensen was listed.

With Post wires

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5 comments

  1. ,Tom you are an idiot.What does your comment have to do with what actually transpired?This is A pathetic goon in A uniform ,engaging A child for no justifiable reason period.So much for tolerance and patience etc,Blacks are always portrayed as angry and uncivilized etc well tell me would u like someone to do that to your kid?

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  2. and to make it worst a black child again. i never see them treat the white kids like this. i mean as a police cant you see this is a 11 year old who did absolutely nothing wrong to be using that type of brut force? i dont think these police self remember they even have body cameras. thank goodness for these cameras cause if it was not for it just imagine the amount of disgusting things these police do to people. i didnt know it was against the law for taking to much milk. you never deserved that badge you dirty bastard causing more harm to people than protecting and serving.

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  3. 🌍The shitstem is rigged🌋

    Uhmmm!let me guess 🤔 white cop black child!

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    • Yes it's wrong she is a young girl and he was wrong but why is it that blacks disproportionately make up the majority criminals in the US jail system? Why is it that blacks Nations never fully prosper? If we can get to the bottom of this question we may have an answer to an age old problem of perceived or actual racism! By the way I am white but prefer the company of black people!

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