Outraged mother of the then 13-year-old Tamika Williams is shocked that officer Jon Morgan is still working in the Akron high school where the incident occurred. The school resource officer reacted to the girl’s alleged swearing and tearing papers off the wall by assaulting her so hard he broke her arm.
One of the security cameras shows Morgan shoving the student across the hall until she hits the lockers, then turning her around and twisting her arms on her back. He is whispering something into the girl’s ear, but unfortunately the recording doesn’t have any audio. All the while the girl doesn’t seem to be resisting, and he escorts her through the hall holding her by her left arm.
Williams’ mother said that even though Tamika complained about the pain in her arm, the school nurse refused to examine her. Someone called the medics, but the call was allegedly cancelled by Morgan himself. The school’s explanation is that they wanted to spare the Williams family the medical expenses. Tamika’s older sister had to drive her to the hospital where the X-ray showed an arm fracture near her left shoulder.
Tamika requested a transfer to Litchfield middle school about a week after the incident, and her mother filed an excessive-force complaint against officer Morgan.