Lawsuit Claims Police Handcuffed 8-year-old Boy

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A mother has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department for handcuffing her 8-year-old son for approximately 40 minutes outside in the rain while authorities raided her home.

Alberta Wilson filed suit on behalf of her children against the department on Wednesday, May 29, according to the lawsuit viewed by The North Star. The lawsuit states that on March 15, at around 6 a.m., Wilson and her three children were woken up to approximately 20 SWAT officers, six plainclothes officers, and five uniformed officers surrounding her home on the 8900 block of South Laflin Street.

The complaint states that Wilson and her young sons — 6-year-old Royalty, 8-year-old Royal, and 9-year-old Roy — were told to “come out with your hands up for your own safety.” The suit stated that Wilson’s 2-year-old granddaughter, her two adult sons, and their girlfriends were also inside the home…

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  • semperp2007

    I find it ironic, and sad, that the very institution that is so worried about threats to ‘police safety’ is the same institution that contributes to the possibility of it occurring with policies and tactics such as this.

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