Showing posts with label Michael Thomas Jr. Show all posts
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Cops terrorize innocent 10yo boy, detain him without cause - not disciplined

 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 within the community when it originally happened. Now, however, more outrage is predicted because the police review board has determined the cops should face no accountability.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, one member of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability ruled Thursday night that no officers will face discipline for his or her role in handcuffing Michael Thomas Jr. and terrorizing him for the purpose 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 for his or her 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 within which one member of the nine-person Police Board, chosen indiscriminately, would decide if any officers would face an evidentiary hearing, the days 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 wasn't armed, could now not 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 the principles and protocols” after they handcuffed the innocent little boy after mistaking him for a criminal.

According to police, they received a call that a boy within the area was carrying a gun and was also wearing blue. When the officers arrived on the scene, they stopped the primary boy they saw wearing blue.

The boy they were searching for had just escaped from jail, in line with 10-year-old Michael Thomas Jr. However, until that moment, the very frightened Michael had never most talked to the police before.

Cellphone footage captured the terrified child as cops treated him sort of a criminal. Thomas was so scared during the incident that this poor child wet his pants.

“They’re telling them that somebody called them saying that there's a 12-year-old black kid on a motorbike with all blue on had a gun,” the uncle is heard saying within the 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 within the 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 have a look at him and tell he no teenager. Ten years old you get handcuffed? You scarred him forever.”

“They have to apologize. He’s gonna be scarred for the remainder of his life now,” the mother told NBC-5.

After the justified the stop, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said that he has ordered an enclosed investigation into the incident to form 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 once they pulled up, which they said justified this treatment. consistent with his family, however, the rationale Thomas ran is because of the very fact that he’s afraid of the police because they killed his father.

“Anything can happen. we would 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. I used to be scared. I used to be crying,” Thomas told NBC-5.

“They told me I escaped from juvenile and that I had a gun. I said I didn’t shake off juvenile and that I don’t have a gun…They handcuffed the incorrect person.”

As the cops weren't held accountable, the taxpayers of Chicago were instead and paid out a settlement the subsequent year.

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