FLINT, Michigan. – A Michigan mother is suing the city of Flint after a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an after-school program.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Chrystal McCadden and her son.
The lawsuit says the boy suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The suit claims that he was beaten after kicking a car during an after-school program in 2015.
McCadden was called to the school, where the officer told her the key of the handcuffs was brought to the building by another officer.
The lawsuit also names the Flint head of the police, the prosecutor and the chamber of commerce, which managed the after-school program.
A city spokeswoman says Flint no comment on an ongoing lawsuit. The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from the room.