PHOENIX, AZ -- A Phoenix police officer has been placed on leave while his department investigates a YouTube video of him slamming an unarmed 15-year-old girl into a wall while on duty and her slumping to the ground.
A department spokesman said Thursday that officer Patrick Larrison, a six-and-a-half-year veteran of the force, was immediately placed on paid leave after another police employee found the video online and notified a supervisor.
Sgt. Trent Crump says the employee found the video Tuesday but the incident was videotaped Jan. 25. He says it was filmed while Larrison was responding to a call from the girl's school and her mother saying she was drunk and had pushed a male teacher.
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