On Tuesday, police officials released details pertaining to the alleged assault involving former Detroit Cass Tech high school football star Jayru Campbell and a security guard.
The attack happened roughly three weeks ago said Prosecutor Kym Worthy during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. She also detailed how the young football star had caused a “facial injury and an open wound to the head” after he allegedly slammed a 23-year-old school security guard's head into the ground after being told to remove his hood. Worthy announced that Campbell, 17, has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a felony, and aggravated assault, a misdemeanor.
“Under the facts of this case, any defendant, no matter who they are, would have been charged as we have charged today,” Worthy said. “The fact that the defendant is a talented high school football player does not change these facts.”
Campbell was arrested by the Detroit Public Schools Police Department on Jan. 22 after the incident occurred within the Cass Tech location at dismissal time. He declined to comment on the issue Tuesday evening and according to online documents, he has retained a lawyer.
It can be seen in a video of the incident that an individual who resembles Campbell does indeed slam a guard's head into the ground. The officer asked Campbell a number of times to remove his hood while inside of the school and when Campbell refused, he was told to report to the office, prosecutors said.
Campbell then became irate and profane and picked up the officer and slammed him to the ground, according the prosecutor’s office.
“My message is this: It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, how fast you can run, how far you can throw a football, what instrument you play,” Worthy said. “The law applies to everyone.”
A court official announced that Campbell is expected to be arraigned this morning in 36th District Court at 10:30 a.m.
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