Shocking video reveals the moment a St. Louis Community College professor was grabbed from behind by an officer, pulled to the ground, handcuffed and arrested at a board meeting.
Steve Taylor, 53, is the adjunct math professor who was tackled after objecting to a rule the board put in place earlier in the meeting that threatened to kick out anyone who clapped.
An arrest report said Taylor 'aggressively forced his way' toward board members during the public comment period at Thursday night's meeting. Taylor denied charging at them.
Taylor told the St. Louis-Post Dispatch he later received a letter from the college telling him he was no longer allowed on campus, which he views as a firing.
'It was shocking and it all happened so fast,' he said. Later, he added, 'I would've been willing to leave but I was approached from behind and pulled violently without indication as to who was doing it or why.'