Child held in handcuffs at Edgewood Apts.

Narrative

Sergeant Stephens (assignment# 3696) held a young boy in handcuffs during an investigation of a robbery.  As we approached the scene, police were heard warning Stephens that he was being filmed.  We initially assumed the boy was a suspect, but as soon as we arrived with cameras, Stephens took off the handcuffs and released the boy.  It is unclear what - if any - justification there was for detaining him.  It is also unclear why the officer felt physical restraints were necessary for someone who clearly posed no threat.

Incident Date
2012-05-22