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Lubbock ISD rules arrest of man was 'legal' during grievance hearing

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Mark Camacho says Lubbock ISD Police threatened and abused him outside O.L. Slaton Middle School in February. He was arrested for trespassing, but the charges were dropped. Camacho filed a grievance with the district and after a couple of appeals, took his complaint directly to the Board of Trustees. 

"I could've easily been another George Floyd," Camacho said. "I begged them to stop while they were injuring me. And they didn't. I am a victim of your negligence. I believe your motto of 'every child, every day' are simply just words to make the district look good."

The district argued its police officers may eject a person off the property if the person refuses to leave. 

"The evidence shows Camacho was asked to leave, regardless of the reason, but he chose not to leave. As a result, Mr. Camacho was arrested," Rick Rodriguez, Lubbock ISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, said. 

The internal investigation found the behavior of an officer involved did not meet Lubbock ISD standards. 

"As a result, appropriate action was taken by the district. Because of confidentiality of personnel actions I cannot reveal publicly the type of appropriate action used," Rodriguez said. 

Trustee Bill Stubblefield said he was wounded by some of Camacho's comments, particularly those about George Floyd. 

"That was a black man that lost his life," Stubblefield said. "You put those on even measuring scales? I don't think I could pay anybody in this room a million dollars to be black for 30 days."

Trustee Lala Chavez supported Camacho. 

"Mr. Camacho did the right thing. He came out and spoke on behalf of those students who were being bullied. They were asked to leave and I was appalled," Chavez said. 

She was the only vote in Camacho's favor. The 6-1 decision concluded the arrest was legal. Since the district dropped charges against Camacho, there won't be any further action on the case. 

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