Marshawn Pitts, 15, was walking down the hallway in his high school in Dolton, Ill. when the officer attacked him over the dress code violation.
We have previously seen a school guard tasering a student over a cellphone, here. We have also seen officers beating or threatening teens for not showing respect or bad mouthing them, here and here. These cases may involve students who talk back but the escalation to the use of force is extremely disturbing.
In the Chicago case, the teen make no apparent threatening move before being thrown into the wall by the officer. I know that neatness is a virtue but there may have been an interim measure for an untucked shirt that was short of a physical assault.