7-Year-Old Handcuffed Over $5 at School
Imagine your 7-year-old son is accused of robbery at school, and the police arrive to handcuff him while taking him down to local precinct. As nightmarish as that sounds, parents of a New York boy are dealing with that exact situation and are now suing the police because of this outrageous event. According to the lawsuit, their son was interrogated for 10 hours at the police station due to allegedly taking $5.
The boy’s mother, Frances Mendez told the New York Post, “Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs! It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
Can you imagine the emotional scars that would leave on a child? I can’t, and I definitely don’t blame the parents for suing. I would be livid if this happened to my child, wouldn’t you?
And what happened to a child going to the principal’s office? Why weren’t his parents called? And why on earth would the administrators at the school feel the need to call the police? No weapon was involved and again, the child was only 7 years old! The NYPD, as with any other city police department, does not need to be wasting time scaring children when there are true criminals on the streets that need to be dealt with.
What do you think, was this too extreme? Would you sue the police department over the incident?