[WATCH] Police Brutally Beating, Tasering a Young Student at Jeffersontown High School in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A fight between students at Jeffersontown High School on Wednesday escalated to the point that a school resource officer called police for backup and a student was tased.

JCPS spokesman Daniel Kemp said the incident took place around 1 p.m. when a school resource officer intervened in a fight between two students in the cafeteria. Rajae Tinker, who was fighting with another student over headphones, was arrested, along with his brother, Roghae Tinker, who intervened.

“One of those students attempted to fight the SRO, which prompted him to request assistance from Jeffersontown Police,” Kemp said.

Rajae, a freshman, said he never did anything to the officer to warrant the fight escalating.

“He just grabbed me by my neck and threw me to the ground and hit my face,” he said.

Rajae and Roghae’s mother, Quinnita Dobson, said the officers’ forceful actions weren’t necessary.

“There’s no reason why they should be kicking him and kneeing him and tase him while he is already on the ground,” she said. “It’s three big police officers.”

Jeffersontown Police Chief Ken Hatmaker, however, said a Jeffersontown officer was “sucker-punched,” adding that the video clearly shows his officers being attacked and “outnumbered.”

“I saw my officer attacked, hit in the head,” Hatmaker said, adding that he saw one student hit the officer “high,” and another student hit him “low.”

Roghae, who was tased after intervening to help his brother, said he thinks the the officer overreacted.

“He had the right to put me down but not to tase me,” said Roghae, a sophomore. “I was already down. There were three officers on me, and I couldn’t do nothing, and he just came in and tased me.”

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