"A 15-year-old student at a special needs school got a lesson in police brutality.
Marshawn Pitts, who attends the Academy for Learning in the south suburb of Dolton, was slammed into a locker and thrown to the ground by an unidentified police officer as he was taking Pitts to the principals office for an untucked shirt.
A security camera installed in one of the schools halls caught the entire confrontation, which ended with a broken nose for Pitts, who lay motionless while the officer sat on him.
The fight allegedly broke out after the officer asked the student to tuck his shirt in, a policy enforced in the school.
The boys attorney, Ed Manzke, says the video will help Pitts cause.
Were fortunate that it [the beating] was caught on videotape, he told the Chicago Tribune. There is nothing [the officer] can say that could justify [the beating]."