Georgia police chief Brad Gober is put on paid leave after he was seen on camera body-slamming student to the ground

Georgia police chief Brad Gober is put on paid leave after he was seen on camera body-slamming student to the ground

  • Police Chief Brad Gober allegedly slammed a student to the ground after the student appeared to dodge another officer’s attempt to grab his arm
  • He was handcuffed and escorted out of the camera’s view after being flipped to the ground
  • The student’s father said he had no idea that his son spent the weekend in jail

A Georgia police chief who was caught on video body-slamming a student has been put on paid leave by the DeKalb County School District.

DCSD Police Chief Brad Gober allegedly slammed the student to the ground after  he appeared to dodge another officer’s attempt to grab his arm on September 1. 

Gober is seen coming up from the back at the 17-year-old student at Redan High School and flipping him into the ground in the video.  

He was then handcuffed and escorted out of the camera’s view. It is believed that the other officer was a Major. 

DCSD Police Chief Brad Gober allegedly slammed a student to the ground after the student appeared to dodge another officer’s attempt to grab his arm on September 1

Sources said that Gober first responded to a large fight near the front office which was not on video and that he warned the student to not intervene in the fight or he would be arrested

Sources said that Gober first responded to a large fight near the front office which was not on video and that he warned the student to not intervene in the fight or he would be arrested

Gober is seen coming up from the back at the 17-year-old student at Redan High School and flipping him into the ground in the video

Gober is seen coming up from the back at the 17-year-old student at Redan High School and flipping him into the ground in the video

The student's father said: 'The school didn't say nothing about that. I didn't even know that he was arrested'

 The student’s father said: ‘The school didn’t say nothing about that. I didn’t even know that he was arrested’

He was then handcuffed and escorted out of the camera's view. It is believed that the other officer was a Major

He was then handcuffed and escorted out of the camera’s view. It is believed that the other officer was a Major

Sources told Channel 2 that Gober first responded to a large fight near the front office which was not on video and had warned the student to not intervene or he would be arrested. 

The district said in a statement to ABC News: ‘The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is aware of a recent video circulating in the media regarding an incident involving DCSD Police Chief Brad Gober.

‘In keeping with the standard operating procedure, Chief Gober has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. This standard procedure ensures a comprehensive and impartial assessment of the incident.’ 

Chief Gober (L) and Dr. R. Stephen Green (R) stand while speaking with delegates. Gober is currently on paid leave for his actions

Chief Gober (L) and Dr. R. Stephen Green (R) stand while speaking with delegates. Gober is currently on paid leave for his actions

The student’s father told WSB-TV: ‘The school didn’t say nothing about that. I didn’t even know that he was arrested.’

His father said that he found out from friends that his son was taken to the DeKalb County Jail. The student spent the weekend behind bars on charges of obstruction and damaging school property.

‘I spoke to him and he said he don’t know why they did it. I just gotta look into it… I need to see the Chief. I need to see somebody,’ said the father.

The police have said in their statement that no further information about the investigation will be disclosed to the public. 

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