- UK Police officer dragged the 13-year-old girl by her hair
- The Bethnal Green Academy pupil was restrained after arguing with a pupil from Wapping High School
- Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been called on to investigate
Lately the world has been shocked by protests against police brutality in some countries. Sadly other cases have emerged after a video recorded by a child in Bethnal Green Academy, UK, showing a police officer dragging a 13-year-old girl by her hair while she was handcuffed.
The footage was recorded by the girl’s sister and proves how the man hauled the teenager across the pavement on her knees with her hands in cuffs.
According to police, the Bethnal Green Academy pupil identified as Katelynn Whittaker was restrained after arguing with a 16-year-old pupil from Wapping High School who had allegedly goaded her and branded her 'a slag' before trying to kick her.
Katelynn's grandmother said the policeman wasn't tackling a grown man, this was a little girl and used unnecessary force against her and it was not justified.
The 51-year-old lady said that the brawl involved just two kids and the policeman went too far.
The schoolgirl's family claim police used unnecessary force and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been called on to investigate.
A statement from Wapping High School said: 'The police were called to an incident outside of school concerning the conduct of a student from another school in order to safeguard our students and members of the public.’