School police officers reassigned after using stun gun on teen girl

first_imgiStock(CHICAGO) — A violent and “disturbing” confrontation between a female high school student and two Chicago police officers caught on cellphone video at a city school has resulted in felony charges for her and the reassignment of both officers.The 16-year-old student allegedly got into a confrontation with the assistant principal at John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Tuesday morning. She was asked to leave the school after she apparently began flipping over desks in a classroom, according to her father, who spoke to Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.He didn’t dispute his daughter has had behavioral issues at school, and said a teacher reprimanded her for using her cellphone in class, leading to the argument with the assistant principal.The teen’s father, Laurentio Howard, was called to pick his daughter up from school and filmed the incident between the girl and the officers.Chicago police said the teen began fighting with the two officers — one male and one female — who were escorting her from the building. The officers, who were not named and only identified as Officer #1 and Officer #2 in a narrative provided by police, were allegedly bit and kicked by the student. While biting Officer #1, the two fell down a flight of stairs, police said.Even at the bottom of the stairs, she continued to lash out at the officers, kicking and flailing her arms. The video shot by her father picks up after the two tumbled down the stairs and she can be seen kicking the officers.Students in the video can be heard shouting, “Don’t Tase her,” as one of the officers pulls out a Taser.Not mentioned in the account given by Chicago police, but clearly visible in the video, is a large male officer taking a swing at the student as she was lying on the ground.The officers both deployed their Tasers and the teen was taken into custody, police said. Only one of the officers can be seen using his Taser before the confrontation moves out of view of the camera.Howard told WLS-TV that the male officer had his knee in his daughter’s back and the female officer repeatedly punched her.Both police officers were taken to University of Illinois Hospital, while the student was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. All were treated for minor injuries.“The officers are currently on medical leave, and they will be reassigned to different duties within the District as COPA and the CPD Force Review Unit complete independent investigations into the incident,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, told ABC News in a statement.The school district said the officers will not be returning to Metropolitan High School.“CPS strives to create safe and supportive learning environments for all students, and this disturbing incident has absolutely no place in our schools,” Michael Passman, chief communications officer for Chicago Public Schools, said in a statement to ABC News. “To ensure a thorough review of this situation is conducted, we are asking the district’s Office of the Inspector General to review the matter, and we will fully support the ongoing investigation by the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability.”Howard said he feared for his own life if he had stepped in to break up the fight.“It was devastating. I couldn’t believe what was going on,” Howard told WLS-TV. “I was thinking, ‘If I jump in, they’re going to shoot me. And if I don’t jump in, they’re going to hurt my daughter really bad.’”His daughter, whom ABC News is not naming as a minor, provided a different account than was provided by police in an interview with WLS-TV.“As I tried to walk the other way, I guess he put out his hand and pushed me toward the stairs,” she said. “He caused me to fall down the stairs, and I grabbed his vest and we all fell down the stairs.”She appeared in juvenile court on Friday and has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer, according to WLS-TV.She was fitted with an ankle monitoring bracelet, and her father said she has been sentenced to home confinement until her next court date on Feb. 19. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Haveyou got an opinion on a global HR matter? Thene-mail your comments and views to the editor at: [email protected] issue of globalhr with its focus on the implications of a globalrecession for HR made me reflect on my experience of working on Richmond EventsHR Forums on board Oriana (UK) and the QE2 (US) earlier in the summer.Themain theme of both events was the globalisation of HR from both a US and UK perspective.Before boarding the QE2 in New York, Oscar Wilde’s comments regarding thedifferences between the two cultures sharing a common language but notunderstanding, came to mind.Onwriting up the notes following both events it seems remarkable to me that, infact, the similarities between HR in the US and UK, particularly in terms ofglobalisation, were striking.Thekey business issue for multi-national businesses, particularly in downturns inthe economy, is how to maintain competitive advantage by cost cutting but atthe same time increasing quality of output.  Forglobal HR, as with other business functions like marketing, the trick iskeeping the processes global but allowing national difference in areas where itis vital for business growth.Myobservations are that HR processes, particularly where they are “e”capable, are gaining ground often in partnership with companies such asStepStone. Other global HR issues such as; the global executive (that isrecruitment and retention issues), succession planning, leadership in newmarkets, implications of skills needs of business and work-life aspirations ofemployees, to name but a few critical HR business issues, are done in a very adhoc way or do not even have a strategic HR global approach.Itseems to me we need to balance more carefully the tempting e-HR capabilitieswith a more strategic approach to how the other HR issues mentioned above,interlace with “e” processes.PeterBarton, Managing Partner, People At Work Group, London, UKOnboard Iam rather afraid that Peter Hall answered his own question as to why there arenot many HR board directors, in his leader column that appeared in theSeptember issue.Inthe universe postulated by him, human resources knows the people better thananyone else, having taken them on, developed them and planned their futures.Line management, whom some may consider the correct owners and drivers ofemployee careers, presumably are sidelined.Havingthus usurped and alienated their peer management colleagues, HR then believesthat it will be welcomed to spend more time in the marketing or  operating departments – learning or givingthe benefit of its commercial expertise.Analternative perspective is that there are a limited number of meaningful thingsthat HR can contribute to business, and they don’t necessarily warrant having apermanent individual presence for more than a couple of years, and certainlynot a seat on the board. Try canvassing some directors and see how clearly theysee the role of HR in their own organisations!DenisW Barnard, CFOHr means business, London, UK LettersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

McDonald overcomes shaky 1st, Pirates beat Red Sox 4-3

first_imgROUGH START—James McDonald throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, March 18, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)—James McDonald was not rattled by his rough start.McDonald labored in the first inning, then recovered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.“I got locked back in, kept my composure and finished strong,” McDonald said. “I didn’t let the game get away from me. I felt confident—every pitch, every moment out there.”Ryan Lavarnway hit a two-run single in the first. McDonald then retired 11 of 14 batters. He gave up four hits and three walks in five innings and struck out six.This was the second game in a row that McDonald overcame a rocky first inning.“It’s definitely correctable,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “He’s got some weapons. With James, it’s about rhythm, pace and timing. That improved as the game went on. We’ve got to keep him working and take the cerebral part out of it.”McDonald has a 4.19 ERA in five games with 4 strikeouts in 19 1-3 innings.Neil Walker homered to end Clay Buchholz’s 9 1-3 inning scoreless streak and Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run drive.Walker’s leadoff homer in the second was the only hit off Buchholz, who struck out four and walked two in five innings.Sanchez homered in the seventh against Chris Carpenter, and Michael McKenry hit a solo drive off Oscar Villarreal in the eighth.NOTES: Red Sox DH David Ortiz’s scheduled batting practice was canceled due to continued pain in both heels. “He’s not ready for that next phase,” Farrell said…The start of the game was delayed by 48 minutes, but it didn’t start raining until after the tarp was removed and play got under way…The Pirates reassigned RHPs Gerrit Cole, Brooks Brown, Kyle Waldrop, LHP Kris Johnson and C Ali Solis to their minor league camp. RHP Phil Irwin was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Cole, the first overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, is the team’s top prospect.…Closer Jason Grilli pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning in his first appearance for the Pirates since pitching for Italy in the World Baseball Classic.last_img read more

Former Pitt star Smith to play with Rodman in N. Korea

first_imgIn this May 20, 1994, file photo, New York Knicks Charles Smith (54) tries to drive past Chicago Bulls’ Scottie Pippen during Game 6 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Swart, File)Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players including former Pitt and NBA star Charles Smith to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges and Doug Christie are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Jan. 8, marking Kim Jong Un’s birthday.Smith, who played for Pitt and the New York Knicks, said he was looking forward to the game with Rodman.“Dennis and I are total opposites but we work very well together,” Smith said. “Dennis is one of the few people I know that doesn’t just talk but actually lives a culturally diverse life. We have traveled everywhere together so I was not surprised with his first visit to North Korea.“Cultural exchange is about sharing. Sharing ideas and thoughts on education, culture and life.”Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father in late 2011.Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”“My previous travels have allowed me to feel the enthusiasm and warmth of fans,” Rodman said. “The positive memories and smiles on the faces of the children and families are a testament to the great efforts we have put into fulfilling our mission wherever we go voiding any politics. We are all looking forward to arriving in Pyongyang, meeting the citizens, visiting various charities and using the opportunity to develop new relationships that result in our annual return.”FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2013, photo, former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman poses for photographers during a news conference to promote a TV program in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayash, Filei)Rodman made his latest visit to North Korea shortly before Christmas to train the North Korean basketball team, though he did not meet with Kim. Rodman, known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behavior as he was for basketball, traveled to the secretive state for the first time last February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. Rodman has called Kim a “friend for life.”He said his trips would not be affected by the recent execution of Kim’s uncle.Rodman has been criticized for not talking about North Korea’s human rights record, described as one of the world’s worst by activists, the U.S. State Department and North Korean defectors. The defectors have repeatedly testified about the government’s alleged use of indiscriminate killings, rapes, beatings and prison camps holding as many as 120,000 people deemed opponents of authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule.last_img read more

Visiting Professor From China To Share His Knowledge Of Traditional Chinese…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, Wash. – Years before Dr. Heng Li became a medical doctor and Traditional Chinese Medicine physician, he initially had some doubts about TCM.“I did not like TCM, in the beginning. I once thought it was witch doctor’s stuff,” says Li, who recently arrived from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) to spend five weeks as a visiting professor at Saint Martin’s University.“I have an uncle, a top authority on acupuncture in China, who warned me, ‘One day, you’re going to fall in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine.’ And I did!” recalls Li, a fifth-generation TCM physician within his family.Li is assistant director and associate professor at Shanghai University’s China Shanghai International Acupuncture and Moxibustion Training Center. He is also chief doctor in the Acupuncture and Tuina Department of the Municipal Clinic Hua Dong Hospital. Li is sharing his knowledge and passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine, a 2,000-year old discipline, with students enrolled in the Saint Martin’s RN-to-BSN Nursing Program’s introductory course, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Evidence-Based Practice.Li’s visit to Saint Martin’s is the result of the sister university relationship the two schools have shared since 2008. Students at SHUTCM are typically sent to Saint Martin’s for summer cultural exchange activities, and Li is the second visiting professor from SHUTCM to arrive on the Lacey campus.“It is a great honor to have Dr. Li with us. This is a culmination of years of cultural and academic exchange between the two institutions,” said Josephine Yung, vice president of the Office of International Programs and Development at Saint Martin’s.“Dr. Li provides students with the insight, experience, and wisdom of a traditional Chinese medicine doctor (TCM) who uses an approach to health that is multifaceted and able to help individuals achieve wellness,” says Louise Kaplan, director of the RN-to-BSN program. “He is skilled at making complicated theories understandable and brings to life the power of TCM.”For Li, his stint as a guest lecturer is all part of his main mission: to spread accurate information and knowledge about Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western world, and to more fully integrate TCM with Western medicine. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine is practiced alongside Western medicine in clinics and hospitals throughout China, and TCM has become a very common practice in the United States.Still, Westerners continue to hold numerous misconceptions about TCM. Li attributes those misunderstandings, in part, to what he describes as the “Americanization and Europeanization” of the TCM approach.“In China,” Li further explains, “Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors are also M.D.s, medical doctors. We first treat a patient just like an M.D. would. Then, following a consultation and an examination, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat their problem.” In the West, many TCM practitioners are not medical doctors, and TCM is not considered to be part of conventional medicine but, rather, alternative and complementary medicine.TCM practices include Tuina (pronounced “twee nah”), a type of body massage, acupuncture, herbal therapy, dietary therapy, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin), moxibustion (burning and applying a raw herb in conjunction with acupuncture), and Tai Ji and Qi Gong mind-body therapies.One significant difference between the two medical approaches, Li says, is TCM is a more holistic-based medicine than Western medicine. “We not only treat the body, but also the mind and the soul.”Another important difference, according to Li, is Traditional Chinese Medicine places extensive emphasis on individualized treatment. “Just like no two leaves of a tree are exactly alike, the same is true of human beings,” Li says. “We consult with each patient, look at them, examine them, gauge their constitution. In Western medicine, however, the treatment is not so much individualized as it is uniform. For example, the common cold is treated exactly the same in all individuals.”Li believes this emphasis on the individual makes for a “perfect match” between Traditional Chinese Medicine and nursing. “TCM can be transplanted very well into a nursing program because we share that same core value of individualized attention.”“Nurses are with their patients all the time, more than the doctors. Nurses have a great opportunity to observe a patient as an individual person, as we do in Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Along with nursing students, other students enrolled in the introductory course who are considering careers in the health professions will be learning about TCM from Li.In addition to serving as a guest lecturer, Li is assisting Saint Martin’s in planning an exhibit about Traditional Chinese Medicine the two universities are cosponsoring and which is scheduled to be held July 18-20 on the Saint Martin’s campus and within the surrounding community.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook14Tweet0Pin0last_img read more