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Surveillance Videos Show Pittsburgh Cop Abusing High School Students
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Surveillance videos showing a police officer abusing high school students in Pittsburgh were recently released.
Released on Tuesday, the two videos were filmed two years apart but show the same officer, Steve Shaulis, abusing two different Woodland Hills High School students in the school's office.
The first one, filmed on March 3, 2015, shows Shaulis wrapping his arm around a 15-year-old student's neck, and dragging him down a hallway where he ultimately throws the student to the ground. Principal Kevin Murray can be seen helping to hold the student down as Shaulis uses a Taser on him. The stun gun was used three times during the incident.
The second one, filmed on April 3, 2017, shows Shaulis speaking to 14-year-old student Que’Chawn Wade. The conversation the two were having involved a stolen phone, with Shaulis asking if Wade had taken it. As Wade tries to walk away from Shaulis (as can be seen in the video) the police officer allegedly calls the student a "gay slur," then proceeds to drag Wade back into the school's office, where he then allegedly punched Wade.
Shaulis is accused of punching Wade in the back of the head and then in the mouth.
"He said that he was thrown against the wall. He landed on a chair. He was then punched in the back of his head. He was placed in a prone position on the ground. He was punched in the teeth, which is where his tooth fell out," Todd Hollis, Wade's attorney, said in an interview with Pittsburgh's Action News. "How hard does a person have to hit a child to knock their teeth completely out of their mouth? What does a child have to do to justify that response?"
In both incidents, the teens were charged; Shaulis is currently not working at the school following an ongoing investigation into his incident with Wade.