A Stockton, California Police Officer managed to subdue a suspect who was later charged with "battery on a police officer". The perp was zip-tied, hands and feet, and delivered to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
The suspect in this case was five years old. He was taken from his school without his parents' knowledge by police. When his father picked him up later at the hospital, his hands were still tied behind his back.
the officer, Lt. Frank Gordo, says he placed his hand on Michael's and, "the boy pushed my hand away in a batting motion, pushed papers off the table, and kicked me in the right knee."
When Michael wouldn't calm down, Gordo cuffed Michael's hands and feet with zip ties and took the boy to the Stockton Kaiser Psychiatric Hospital in the back of a squad car.
He had not called Michael's mother or father at that point. Michael was cited for battery on a police officer.
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It's one thing when police deal with adults. But when an officer claims that a 5-year-old committed battery on him, and trusses him up with zip ties, that would be child abuse in a civilized country. Please read the link, there's also a video.
I spent the afternoon with my wife's 4-year old grandson. I suppose he committed a few infractions, but luckily no zip-ties were needed.