Father films Chicago cops using a taser on his 16-year-old daughter as one of them swings for her face while trying to escort her from a high school
- Dnigma Howard, 16, was involved in altercation with officers at Chicago school
- Two police officers restrain the teenager and use stun gun while she's on floor
- Her worried father Laurentio Howard recorded the violent incident on Tuesday
- Chicago Police claim Dnigma bit officers while being escorted from school
Two Chicago police officers are to be reassigned after they used a taser on a 16-year-old girl during a violent confrontation at her high school.
Dnigma Howard got into an argument with a teacher over using a cell phone in class at John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Tuesday morning.
As the police officers were escorting her from the building a distressing dispute erupted and was captured on film by the teenager's father, Laurentio Howard.
An officer stands with their foot on Dnigma Howard's ankle, left, before she kicks, right, at them during the violent altercation at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago
In the cell phone footage Dnigma is seen on the floor as two officers stand over her.
One of the officers, who is holding a yellow taser, can be seen with their leg on Dnigma's thigh and she tries to kick and hit at them while rolling around on the floor.
The other officer, who has also not been named, grabs the teenager's arm.
Dnigma then manages to sit up but the officer with the taser keeps a foot on her leg and the other controls her arm.
When she reaches for the taser, the officer swings for her face and shocked students can be heard shouting in the clip.
Chicago Police claimed that Dnigma bit and kicked the officers and that one of them fell down the stairs while trying to escort her from the building.
The teenager reaches for the taser, left, before the police officer swings, right, for her face
Dnigma claims she was left with cuts, one pictured on her face, after the incident. She has since been charged with two felonies and the officers will be reassigned
However Mr Howard alleged the officer tried to 'push' his daughter down the stairs so she 'grabbed the police officer by the vest' in defence, reports ABC7 Chicago.
He said: 'I couldn't believe what was going on. I was thinking, "If I jump in they're going to shoot me. And if I don't jump in, they're going to hurt my daughter really bad''.'
Mr Howard blames the school for not following the behavioral protocol they had agreed, which includes letting his daughter talk to a counsellor, for the incident.
Both of the officers and Dnigma were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
A Chicago police spokesperson told ABC: 'The officers are currently on medical leave and they will be reassigned to different duties within the District.'
Dnigma was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer.