Latest News

Video Shows Kentucky Officer Handcuff Crying Third-Grader at School

WASHINGTON — A school resource officer in Kentucky handcuffed a crying third-grader with disabilities last year, according to a new video released by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The video accompanies a federal lawsuit filed Monday by the ACLU, the Children’s Law Center and Dinsmore & Shohl on behalf of two children against the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office in Covington, Kentucky. The complaint alleges that a school resource officer unlawfully handcuffed an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, both of whom have disabilities, in the fall of 2014.