Law enforcement officials have launched a criminal investigation into the incident, which took place Tuesday on the steps outside the city high school and which also involved a second officer. Both officers, whose names have not been released, have been put on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing. School Police Chief Marshall Goodwin, who heads the school police, has also been placed on leave, though it remains unclear what his involvement may have been. Neither the name of the teen who is shown being assaulted in the video nor the friend who recorded the confrontation have been released because they are minors. Whether either of them attended the school is a matter of dispute, but it's somewhat beside the point. No matter who they were, why they were there or what they were doing, there is no way to justify the kind of force the officer used. It appeared designed to punish, not to restore order or protect the safety of the officer or others.