WATCH: Gay Texas Teen Was Bullied On Bus, Then Cops Body Slam The Victim And Lie On Police Report

The City of Killeen, Texas and 2 of its police officers are being sued in a federal lawsuit because excessive force was used in removing a gay high school student from a school bus after he was attacked by another student.

The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Waco by attorney Robert Ranco on behalf of the 15-year-old student, identified in the filing only as “J.W.,” stems from an incident on April 21 when a fight broke out between J.W. and a second student, identified as “Travis,” who “was harassing J.W., in part, at least, because J.W. is gay,” reported KWTX.

A city spokeswoman declined to comment because of the ongoing litigation.

The surveillance camera aboard the bus recorded the confrontation between J.W. and police, and the video can be seen below.

“Travis picked a fight and physically assaulted J.W. in the back of the bus. J.W. attempted to defend himself. The bus driver pulled the bus over and called the police. The driver then separated the boys, bringing J.W. to the front, and leaving Travis in the back of the bus. The fight stopped,” the suit says.

At least four officers responded to the report of the fight.

As two entered the bus, the driver told them Travis had started the fight and asked them to remove him, the suit says.

Travis responded by accusing J.W. of starting the fight and J.W. yelled that he didn’t start anything.

The two officers decided to violently remove J.W. from the bus, circled him and then picked him up and body-slammed him face first against the pavement, the video shows.

The police report claims J.W. resisted arrest, which the video proves is not true.

“Despite what the officers wrote in the police report, J.W. was not resisting, was not attempting to get away, and was not a threat to the officers or anyone else at the time J.W. was lifted off the ground and body slammed on the hard pavement. He did not threaten the officers or anyone else. J.W. was never given a chance to comply with any order, as no order or instruction was given,” the suit says.

J.W. sustained a mild concussion from the police brutality.

The suit seeks medical expenses and unspecified damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish.

Watch the surveillance video below:


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