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Authorities say a boy who was handcuffed by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC was “totally innocent” of armed robbery. The incident was recorded and has caused outrage among people who say the boy should not have been placed in handcuffs in the first place.
The 10-year-old, who was not identified by authorities, was detained on March 30 near 5th and H streets NE after a 12-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint in “a violent and dramatic incident,” Attorney General Karl A. Racine said in a statement. The victim was beaten in the face, threatened with a pellet gun resembling a semiautomatic pistol, and had his cell phone stolen, The Washington Post reported.
The boy told police that three children had assaulted him around 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE before running away. In a statement to The North Star, Metropolitan Police…
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