Camden Police Officer Jake Perry, who was the subject of an investigation after he reportedly choked a Camden Fairview High School student, is no longer with the department, according to a press release from Camden police.
“On Monday, Feb. 10, there were allegations of misconduct involving a Camden Police Officer at the Camden Fairview High School,” the release reads. “The investigation has been concluded and the result of the investigation has been submitted to Chief Boyd Woody.”
The release also states that the incident has prompteda review of the department’s training, policies and assignments.
Perry has been under investigation, since a Monday incident involving a Camden Fairview Student, when a video appeared to show Perry put the student in a chokehold and lift him off the ground. Since that time, the video has been shown on Nbcnews.com, BET.com and The Guardian’s website in the United Kingdom.
At a press conference, Camden Fairview Superintendent Fred Lilly said that Perry was responding to an altercation between students, but that their was never physical violence between the students.
Woody told the Camden News in a phone interview he could not divulge at this time if Perry had resigned or been terminated and said that he was not aware of any charges filed by the family of the student.
Woody added,”I hate that this incident occurred and I hope that we can bring this community back, and unite this community back together and start the healing process.”