Cop Caught On Camera Beating Special Education Student Marshawn Pitts (WATCH)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A south suburban Chicago police officer was caught on a security camera beating up a high school special education student, CBS2 reports.

Marshawn Pitts, 15, was walking down his school hallway when he says a Dolton, Ill. police officer went from berating him for his untucked shirt to slamming him to the ground and beating him.

"The officer was in his face because he didn't have his shirt tucked in," Pitts' attorney told CBS 2's Davis Savini. "That's the officer put in that school to protect these kids, and instead of doing that, this officer is literally assaulting this kid."

Neither school nor Dolton officials responded to CBS 2 about the story.

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