Letter to Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, School District, and School Board following #AssaultAtLiberty
On January 26, 2021 videos documenting the vicious assault of a student by an Osceola Sheriff’s deputy began to spread across social media. The student, a Black girl, who attends Liberty High School, was slammed to the ground by the deputy, who has since been confirmed by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office to be employed by the agency as a school resource officer at the high school. According to local reports, after the student was slammed to the ground by the deputy she appeared to lose consciousness. This happened to a student left to your charge to care for, nurture and educate by law enforcement on school property. A swift response is required to provide justice to this student and to protect others from such violence in the future.