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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Dougherty County School Police are investigating a complaint of excessive force against a sixth grade girl arrested for protesting having her picture taken.

Her father shows scratches on 11-year-old Treneashe Graddy's neck and back. She says she was thrown to the ground and arrested at Southside Middle School yesterday.

When school officials tried to take her picture for school identification, she refused because her hair was not fixed.

School Police Lt. Laniece Pope tried to force the girl to take the picture, and handcuffed and arrested her when she resisted. 

"She put her hand around her neck, left a bruise around her neck. She handcuffed her, put her knee in her stomach and put her knee in her back, which caused injuries to her," said mom, Katrina Jackson.

The girl was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction of an officer, and disrupting school. She is suspended today.

 

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