Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office releases East Ridge High resource officer’s body cam video

Staff photo / East Ridge High School, located at 4320 Bennett Road, is seen on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in East Ridge, Tenn.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released body camera video of the incident that led to the arrest of an East Ridge High School student.

In the hour-long video, footage shows School Resource Officer Tyler McRae entered the gym Wednesday and immediately approached a coach, who began detailing a situation involving student Tauris Sledge.

The coach had organized a game of kickball, but Sledge said he wasn't feeling well and opted to sit out, according to a sworn affidavit entered in court in support of his arrest.

Later, Sledge, 18, decided to play basketball. When the coach approached him to ask why he was playing basketball if he wasn't feeling well, Sledge started "puffing his chest" and calling the coach racist, according to the affidavit.

"As soon as the basketball come out, he wants to play basketball, so I said, 'I thought you were sick,' so he told me don't touch him like that," the coach is heard saying to McRae in the video.