Chicago police are looking into video showing a 10-year-old boy being handcuffed as officers question the child in what his family believes was a case of mistaken identity.
Chicago police said they are investigating an incident caught on camera showing a 10-year-old boy being handcuffed and detained by several officers up against a squad car. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said they received a call about a young black male with a gun in the area, and the 10-year-old fit the description to nearby officers. Police confirmed to WMAQ-TV in Chicago that an innocent fourth-grade boy, Michael Thomas Jr., was handcuffed by officers outside his grandmother’s home and leaned against the hood of the cop car as police questioned him about possessing a firearm. The boy’s family said they think it was a case of mistaken identity but are saddened and demanding answers about last week’s incident recorded via cell…
Original Video: Chicago police randomly puts kid in handcuffs in a case of “mistaken identity”.. Makes him cry, piss on himself and gave no apology.