Deaf News: American family sue police after 12 year old Deaf boy was tasered

Posted on September 18, 2013

A  number of news reports have come out of America in the last 24 hours reporting a horrific story of how a 12 year old Deaf boy was allegedly Tasered by the police. His family are now suing not only the police, but also his school.

It is said that the boy has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and was involved in a ‘scuffle’ with a school staff member in which he was allegedly choked and suffered head injuries.

Then, following a later dispute over being able to phone his parents using a videophone, the boy escaped the school to a construction site, where it is alleged that school staff tried to “violently subdue him.”

It is said that when the boy picked up a stick, the staff left the scene. Later, when the police arrived, he was Tasered.

Importantly, it is alleged by the boy’s parents that when the boy was Tasered, no effort was made to warn or communicate with him, and that he was Tasered from behind. The boy was later treated for electrical burns.

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