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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:11 PM

Video Shows Cop Handcuffing, Taunting 7-Year-Old With Autism After He Spat At School

Yep, there are only a few bad apples. Cops have to be trained to be human, I guess.


by Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer/TNS | October 15, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The video from former Statesville Police Officer Michael Fattaleh’s body camera shows him rushing across a classroom toward two women who are sitting with a small boy.

“OK, I’ve got him. He’s mine now,” Fattaleh says. He takes the 7-year-old, child with autism from the women, handcuffs the boy’s arms behind his back and presses him to the floor.

According to the video of the Sept. 11, 2018, incident, the student remains in that position for the next 38 minutes. Sometimes he sits quietly. Other times he sobs in apparent pain or pleads for Fattaleh to let him go.

“I’ve got all day, dude,” the officer says early in the encounter. ” … If you are not acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be shortly.”

The boy’s crime? According to a new lawsuit filed by the child’s mother, identified as A.G., Fattaleh says he saw the student with special needs spitting in a “quiet room” at the Pressly Alternative School in Statesville.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/10/15/video-cop-handcuffing-taunting-7-year-old-autism/29036/





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Reply Video Shows Cop Handcuffing, Taunting 7-Year-Old With Autism After He Spat At School (Original post)
BeckyDem Oct 16 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 16 #1
BeckyDem Oct 16 #2
appalachiablue Oct 16 #4
BeckyDem Oct 16 #5
More_Cowbell Oct 16 #3
CaptYossarian Oct 16 #6

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:14 PM

1. Why in god's name would cops be called

on a 7 year old for spitting? I hope the parents sue the school district.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:16 PM

2. They are suing. America has a serious lack of humanity problem.

If we don't fix it soon, we will see more abuse like this.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:45 PM

4. It has to stop, so sad and wrong. Thanks for posting.

Social workers and counselors must be involved, LEO can't deal with this alone as Biden and others say.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:58 PM

5. Yes. +1

It's too sad and the children are left with these horrible experiences.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:01 PM

3. He was the school resource officer, NOT called

by the teachers, according to the story.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:15 PM

6. He's a damn idiot.

"If you aren't acquainted with the juvenile justice system, you will be shortly."

What 7-year old will understand those words? Obviously, he had a Barney Fife moment that should have been followed by an exaggerated sniff, as he was trying to impress the teachers (in a school for special needs students).

Who exactly did he beat out to get this job? Or--whose nephew is he?

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