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Investigation into Police Use Of Force to Break Up Fight at Nimitz High School

The Irving Police Department (IPD) is investigating a school fight and use of force incident by Irving officers that occurred at Nimitz High School, 100 W Oakdale Rd., on September 21, 2022. Several students began fighting in the lunch line and Irving officers assigned to the school responded to the disturbance. The officers separated the parties and detained those responsible.

In a video posted on social media, as many as six students can be seen fighting in the lunch line.  The video shows a police officer attempting to stop one student from punching another by throwing him against a cart.  

A statement issued by Irving Police states that "Irving officers used force to separate the parties involved in the fight. The Irving Police Department reviews every use of force to ensure policies and procedures are appropriately applied. We have seen video clips from this fight shared on social media and an internal investigation has begun. We have communicated with Irving ISD and a family member of one of the involved students and will complete our investigation promptly. One officer will be reassigned while the incident is under review."


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