Cops Handcuff Disabled 3rd Grader As He Screams in Pain

Recently a video surfaced of a cop handcuffing a screaming in agony. His crime? Being disruptive in class. According to the Free Thought Project:

A federal lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Law Center alleging that a deputy sheriff handcuffed two small elementary school students who have disabilities, resulting in pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today.

In an extremely disturbing video, school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner, can be seen handcuffing a sobbing 8-year-old boy, referred to in court documents as S.R. The child is so small that Sumner has to lock the child’s biceps together behind his back. What makes the case even more appalling is that the child has a history of trauma and has been diagnosed with ADHD.

The other child named in the lawsuit, a girl named in the suit as L.G., was twice handcuffed in the same manner as S.R. She is a special needs student and has also been diagnosed with ADHD.

Neither child was accused of criminal conduct nor were they arrested or charged with a crime, but were being punished for behavior issues.


When did it become acceptable to treat students who misbehave or act out as if they are criminals?

When the only tool you have is a hammer, perhaps even small children look like a nail. American’s should be disgusted witnessing what has come to be considered acceptable behavior on the part of law enforcement. Learning de-escalation skills should be as common as fire drills for schools and any law enforcement officers who serve them.

You can watch the video below:

While the cop is entirely to blame for the treatment of the kid, who in their right mind would see a disruptive child and think “a police officer could best handle this situation”? People need to learn that the cops aren't the answer for every single problem.

Source: The Free Thought Project



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