British Police Assaulted Autistic Teen
I missed this when it happened a couple of weeks ago, but it's an important story.
A judge has ruled that police officers assaulted an autistic 16-year-old by forcibly restraining him during a school trip to a London swimming pool. The teenager, known as ZH, jumped into the pool fully clothed:
ZH was moved to the shallow end and lifted out by lifeguards, with two police officers taking hold of his arms before handcuffs and leg restraints were applied.
Soaking wet, agitated and distressed, he was placed alone in a cage in the rear of a police van until calmed by carers and allowed to leave with them.
ZH has been awarded over 28,000 pounds in damages. The police commissioner refuses to apologize and is trying to appeal the decision.