The parents of a 10-year-old boy were horrified after their son was detained and placed in handcuffs for no reason by Chicago Police. The interaction was captured on video and sparked outrage community when it originally happened. Now, however, more outrage police review board has determined the cops should face no accountability.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, member of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability ruled Thursday night that no officers will face discipline role in handcuffing Michael Thomas Jr. and terrorizing him for of urinating on himself.
Originally, COPA investigated the boy’s brief detention and recommended that two officers, Anthony Spicuzza and Robert Garduno, each be suspended for 30 days role in terrorizing the innocent child.
However, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown disagreed and recommended that Spicuzza and Garduno be found exonerated of any wrongdoing.
The differing opinions triggered a process member of the nine-person Police Board, chosen , would decide if any officers would face an evidentiary hearing, reported.
“While COPA values the member’s review and conclusion, it maintains that the officer’s prolonged restraint of this child — after he was searched, demonstrated he armed, could present any threat and was experiencing emotional and physiological trauma — is unacceptable and in violation of CPD policy,” COPA’s chief administrator, Sydney Roberts, said after the ruling.
The whitewashing started from the very beginning as police claimed at the time they “followed all of and protocols” handcuffed the innocent little boy after mistaking him for a criminal.
According to police, they received a call that a boy area was carrying a gun and was also wearing blue. When the officers arrived on the scene, they stopped boy they saw wearing blue.
The boy they were had just escaped from jail, 10-year-old Michael Thomas Jr. However, until that moment, the very frightened Michael had never talked to the police before.
Cellphone footage captured the terrified child as cops treated him criminal. Thomas was so scared during the incident that this poor child wet his pants.
“They’re telling them called them saying that a 12-year-old black kid on with all blue on had a gun,” the uncle is heard saying video. “There was about five little black boys with all blue on.”
As the little boy sits there in horror, his grandmother expresses her outrage.
“You can see that he doesn’t have any weapons on him,” Michael’s grandmother said footage. “I raised up my grandbaby’s shirt. He doesn’t have anything on him. Take those handcuffs off of him.”
“I want answers,” said Michael’s mother Starr Ramsey at the time. “You can him and tell he no teenager. Ten years old you get handcuffed? You scarred him .”
“They apologize. He’s gonna be scarred for of his life now,” the mother told NBC-5.
After the justified the stop, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said that he has ordered investigation into the incident certain that the officers followed all protocols. Naturally, after investigating themselves, they claimed to detain the boy without evidence was fine and dandy.
Police also claimed that Thomas ran from them pulled up, which they said justified this treatment. his family, however, Thomas ran is that he’s the police because they killed his father.
“Anything can happen. need him to call the police. And he’s gonna be too afraid to even call,” said Ramsey of how this incident has left her son traumatized.
“They put me in handcuffs. scared. crying,” Thomas told NBC-5.
“They told me I escaped from juvenile had a gun. I said I didn’t juvenile don’t have a gun…They handcuffed person.”
As the cops held accountable, the taxpayers of Chicago were instead and paid out a settlement year.