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District: Officer dumped student from wheelchair

Ca. School Guard Fired in Taped Assault

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Unified School District has fired a high school resource officer who faces a felony child abuse charge after authorities say he beat and dumped a student out of his wheelchair.

The district announced the firing of Marchell Mitchell on Thursday.


District spokesman Troy Flint says Mitchell became angry earlier this month when a group of students was lingering in an Oakland High School hallway. He says Mitchell began pushing the students in the wheelchair toward class.

Flint says the student objected and began to slap the officer's hands. The student, identified as 17-year-old Francisco Martinez, told KTVU-TV (http://bit.ly/RK4Xg7 ) he also spit at the officer.

Flint alleges the officer handcuffed Martinez and then attacked him.

A working phone number for Mitchell couldn't be found. A call to the District Attorney's Office to see whether he had an attorney was not immediately returned.

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makaiisa May 30 2014 at 2:19 PM

There are no words or excuse for this type of abuse. Not only should the officer be fired but he should be arrested for assault. That was awful to watch and I can only imagine how the child and his parents felt.

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malinda.smith1 May 30 2014 at 2:23 PM

OMG. If that was my son that man would wish he had never been born.

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CherMoeLin May 30 2014 at 1:51 PM

WOW. The student could have multiple disabilities including Autism, Aspbergers, Downs Syndrome ... who knows? And they work with these disabled kids and KNOW they have issues, yet beat the heck out of the boy and dump him out of the wheelchair??? Firing is NOT enough!

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rwitchwoman63 May 30 2014 at 2:19 PM

Send this A$$hole to prison....and I hope the student sues him and the school district!!!!

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abi0011 rwitchwoman63 May 31 2014 at 12:53 AM

you should give him a medal,this student think they can disrespect anyone because they are special,he should slapped this m.. f in the other side,well done

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eventr May 30 2014 at 2:20 PM

This video was difficult to watch .........Hope the abuser gets jail time.

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Erin May 30 2014 at 2:24 PM

There's no excuse for the officer's behavior. Hope he gets some jail time over this.

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fncguy Erin May 30 2014 at 3:48 PM

good pig dead pig no other kind. they all look the other way at least once. once is the only chance they get in my book. we don't even get that, fall pigs summer swine there rally is no other kind.

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christa May 30 2014 at 2:24 PM

Iam in a wheel chair from war and i feel for this man, the guard should be hanged.

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rivercityrivals May 30 2014 at 2:13 PM

the student was talking smack and hit the officer. i think the sudent got what he deserved

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DENNIS May 30 2014 at 2:19 PM

the only question here is how much will it cost the district. You know he is going to sue the school.

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Mike May 30 2014 at 2:23 PM

better be in jail tomorrow

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