WATCH: Cellphone footage shows altercation between New Jersey student and police officer

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CAMDEN, Ar. — A Camden Police Officer has been relieved of duty after an apparent altercation with a high school student.

According to a press release from the Camden Police Department, Chief Boyd Woody was made aware of the incident on Monday morning when he was shown cell phone footage of Camden Officer Jake Perry in an apparent altercation with a student at Camden High School.

The footage appears to show the officer standing behind the student with his arm around the student’s throat.

According to Chief Woody, the officer has been relieved of duty effective immediately pending an investigation.

Chief Wood also stated that he would not tolerate misconduct from his officers and that this matter will be dealt with accordingly.

KTVE/KARD’s Gabrielle Phifer is in Camden today and will have more information tonight on NBC 10 News at Five, Six, and Ten, and FOX 14 News at 5:30 and Nine.

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