Raw video: Shocking moment outback Aussie cop snaps, dragging young school girl to ground

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An Australian police officer is under investigation after violently dragging a young school girl to the ground in a shocking altercation.

Video of the incident, which took place in the small Queensland town of Murgon yesterday, was captured by an onlooker and posted to Facebook.

The footage shows officer Sergeant Gregory Kapernick asking a woman if she wants to be locked up for public nuisance.

The Murgon police officer becomes increasingly more irate with a small crowd of people, who he says are blocking a footpath.

Sergeant Kapernick then begins yelling at a woman to stop swearing, the two get into an altercation and the officer grabs at her, pulling her onto the road.

Moving away from the woman, the officer then grabs a young girl in school uniform and drags her to the ground.

The crowd screams at him to stop but the officer refuses to let go of the girl, holding her in an arm lock.

Other police officers rush in and break the pair up, with the crowd quickly dispersing away. 

Queensland Police have told Australia's  9NEWS the matter has been referred to the Ethical Standards Command and they wouldn't be commenting further.

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