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Florida School Cop Accused of Body Slamming Boy, 13 (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A school resource officer at Kissimmee Middle School in Florida is accused of body slamming a boy, 13, on May 8.

The Kissimmee Police Department claims that Badia was called by school administrators about a disturbance that involved the boy and his mother, noted WKMG (video below).

Badia reportedly reached for the teen's chin to get his attention, but the teen blocked him.

Badia allegedly shoved the boy, body slammed him and twisted his arm, which was reportedly caught on a school surveillance video.

Stacie Miller, of the Kissimmee Police Department, told WFTV, "The school did review the video and asked us to come and review the video."

Police claimed in their arrest report that the surveillance video shows the boy "wincing in pain while on the ground."

However, Badia reportedly wrote in his police report that the boy "pushed the officer's hands away in a resistant manner … and flailed his arms."

Police say that the boy "never showed any aggression."

Badia was charged with one count of child abuse and booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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He has worked for the Kissimmee Police Department since September 2013, but has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation into the incident.

Sources: WKMG, WFTV
Image Credit: WKMG Screenshot