Ruskin High School fallout lingers on following Friday night fights

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The fallout continues from the Friday night fights at the Ruskin High-Park Hill football game.

As FOX 4 has reported, there were several fights at that game, and during one of them, a teacher was knocked down. But the man arrested, and his mother, say police didn't handle it correctly.

"I know the rules and regulations when it comes to attending a football game," said Shyhiem Zachary, a Ruskin High School alum.

While watching his brother play football there Friday he saw a friend at the gate, so he went to talk to him.

"Once you go out the gates, you can't come back in, I never went out of the gate," he said.

The police incident report says by trying to re-enter, he was trespassing. It says several fights broke out after the game and officers pushed students off property to keep them from fighting. They could not re-enter.

"He got physical with me, I got defensive," added Shyhiem.

According to police, Zachary tried to re-enter and an officer grabbed him as he tried to run away. Police say Zachary tried to wrestle the officer. That's when the cop told Zachary he was under arrest. Police say Zachary refused to put his hands behind his back, and then tried to push the cop. Other officers came to help.

Zachary's mom, Shaya, says she saw the whole thing.

"Officers had their knees in the back of his neck, on his head, squeezing it into the concrete," said Shaya.

According to police, Zachary's girlfriend tried to assist him. Police say they tried to escort her away and she resisted. Police restrained her and she was transported to the hospital with 'minor' injuries.

"They slammed her up against the wall," said Shyhiem.

"I look up and I see police officer grab his girlfriend by the head, slam her down to the concrete, because she wouldn't stop talking," said Shaya.

The Zachary's say multiple fights happened that night, one knocking a teacher down.

"I'm like where was the police officer after that, you know, I got arrested for nothing, and nobody arrested the people who pushed her down," said Shyhiem.

This is the second time Zachary's been arrested on Ruskin High property; same officer, same complaints.

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