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Handcuffing of kids with disabilities 'excessive force,' judge rules

from Disability Scoop

The cuffing of two students with disabilities by a school resource officer in Kenton County in 2014 "was an unconstitutional seizure and excessive force," U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman said in an opinion this month. The plaintiffs suing through their mothers were two elementary school children who were handcuffed by a deputy sheriff school resource officer while attending schools within the Covington Independent Public School District in Covington, according to the ruling. more

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