Video Shows Officer Kneeling on 12-Year-Old Girl’s Neck During Middle School Fight

An off-duty Kenosha Police Department officer was captured on video kneeling on a 12-year-old girl’s neck as he tried restraining her in the aftermath of a middle school fight.

Officer Shawn Guetschow, who works part-time at Lincoln Middle School, was caught on surveillance video kneeling on the girl’s neck in an attempt to restrain her. However, the method in which Guetschow used is hightly controversial and banned in many counties and municipalities.

“KPD is aware of Shawn Guetschow’s resignation from the school district and the verbal notice of claim made by an attorney representing the student,” the Kenosha Police Department wrote. “Guetschow is still employed with KPD. We continue our investigation, paying careful attention to the entire scope of the incident. We have no further update at this time.”

The attorney representing the child, Drew DeVinney, said the girl repeatedly told the officer she couldn’t breathe while he knelt on her. She also expressed how traumatizing the entire incident has been.


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