Ruben De Los Santos, the Roleseville police officer caught in a viral video slamming a high school student to the ground, has resigned.
According to a press release from the Rolesville police department, De Los Santos submitted his resignation letter yesterday. He had been on paid administrative leave since the video made the rounds on social media in early January, triggering a backlash.
In a statement, Rolesville police chief Bobby Langston thanked De Los Santos for his work and said he was “even selected as 2016 Officer of the Year for the Town of Rolesville Police Department.”
The State Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the incident. But, as the INDY reported earlier this week, the video has galvanized local activists.…