Officer Caught On Video Slapping Student Given Probation

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore school police officer seen slapping a student in a video posted on YouTube last year has been sentenced to probation and forced to resign.

Anthony Spence entered an Alford plea on Tuesday to a second-degree assault charge, not admitting guilt, but acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence to convict.

He was given 18 months of supervised probation and forced to resign.

The video of Spence slapping and kicking a 16-year-old student resulted in charges against Spence and another officer, Saverna Bias. Spence was initially charged with felony child abuse, but prosecutors later dropped that charge.

RELATED: BPD Investigating After City Schools Officer Caught Slapping Student

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