Police officers around the world have been under a microscopic light recently, which is one of the many reasons that the students of Spring Valley High School in South Carolina were quick to pull out their phones and record the exchange between a Black female teen and resource officer Ben Fields. When the teen, now known as Shakara decided to not put her phone away, while in class, Fields flung and threw the child across the room like a rag doll. The recording caused a frenzy; including a story that claimed Shakara as a young lady with no parents.

J. Todd Rutherford of Rutherford Law Firm LLC, Shakara’s attorney, chatted with Joe Madison on the Black Eagle Sirius XM show where he cleared up some of the stories floating around. He said that while the girl’s mother and grandmother are both alive, making her no orphan, she is in fact in foster care (same different).

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Rutherford represents Shakara as she is being charged with disturbing school; she faces up to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 fine. This being the reasoning his law firm created a GoFundMe account for the young lady.

“Jane Doe was the victim of police brutality. While seated in her desk, doing her math work, former Deputy Ben Fields forcibly removed her from the desk by choking her, flipping the desk over while she was still seated, and slinging her six feet across the classroom by her clothes. As a result, she suffers injuries to her ribs, back, neck, shoulder; a broken arm, and abrasions to her face. The funds raised will be put towards medical costs, educational expenses, and any other expenses she has to endure.”

The firm was asking for a total of $25,000, however, in less than 12hrs, they raised $27,000. The total now stands at $36,203.

SOURCE: rolling out