Ex-Louisiana officers indicted after video showing them slamming 14-year-old to the ground
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Two former police officers in Louisiana were reportedly indicted on Friday after surveillance footage emerged showing them throwing a 14-year-old boy to the ground.

ABC News reported on Tuesday that two former Brusly Police Department officers, Dan Cipriano and Anthony Dupre, were indicted following accusations the two assaulted the child while responding to a call at the Brusly Middle School back in October. 

The officers had reportedly been called to the school after the student started arguing with a staff member and attempted to leave the school’s detention room.


In the footage, the student can be seen talking to schools officials inside an office when Dupre enters.

The child and Dupre can then be seen talking in the video, which had no sound, before the student attempts to walk toward the door. 

Shortly after, Dupre can be seen wrapping his arm around the unidentified boy’s neck before forcing him to the ground. He then stands up shortly before proceeding to lift the child and throw him to the ground.

Cipriano then walks into the room, where he could be seen slamming the student against a table moments later.

Cipriano and Dupre have since reportedly agreed to resign from the department in November.

Cipriano was indicted on a charge of simple battery for his actions and Dupre was indicted on a charge of malfeasance in office. 

However, a lawyer representing the child’s parents said the penalties amount to “a slap on the wrist.”

"They feel the DA's office did an adequate job by bringing it quickly to the people, but feel it was a slap on the wrist based on the tape and what they saw done to their grandson," lawyer Kwame Asante told local news outlet The Advocate over the weekend. 

"This young man will still be dealing with this for a long time,” he added. 

The Brusly Police Department and the West Baton Rouge Parish School District did not return ABC News' request for comment.