VIDEO: Brainerd student exchanges blows with SRO at Rec Center

Girl being observed at medical center but will face charges

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Police have released video of the arrest of a student at the Brainerd Rec Center on Wednesday afternoon (This is not the East Ridge case).

Police say the SRO responded to a fight at the Rec Center and located the suspect.

He says he was trying to talk to her about the incident, when she tried to push past the officer and walk away.

They say that in doing so, she began to assault him by throwing punches in his face.

Surveillance video shows he took her down to the ground.

Police say “after de-escalating the suspect, he was able to take her into custody.”

Her family came to the scene and said she had pre-existing medical conditions.

Police say she was taken to a medical facility for observation.

“She suffered no injury as a result of the altercation with the SRO.”

Police plan to charge her with assault and disorderly conduct.

“An initial review of the video of the incident shows that the SRO acted within policy.”

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