Purdue University’s police department placed officer Jon Selke on leave after he was accused of using excessive force following a viral video of him arresting Purdue junior Adonis Tuggle on Feb. 4, according to the Purdue Exponent. Purdue Student Government sent an email to students Wednesday condemning Selke’s actions as police brutality and accused Selke of using excessive force.
“No matter the circumstance, none of us should ever have to undergo or see any of our peers experience the aggressive act of police brutality,” the email said.
In the video of the arrest taken by Tuggle’s girlfriend, Selke is seen on top of the student in a pile of snow, with the officer’s arm across Tuggle’s neck.
Police were originally called to the scene by someone who witnessed Tuggle and his girlfriend having an argument, Purdue Police Department spokesperson Capt. Song Kang said to the Purdue Exponent.
Tuggle’s girlfriend can be heard in the video yelling “Get off of him! Get off of him!”
Officers arrested Tuggle on charges of resisting arrest, according to the Purdue Exponent. Tuggle said he was not resisting arrest.