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As reported by the Indianapolis Star, the Anderson Indiana Police are claiming that a 17 year old boy has committed suicide in the back seat of a police car.

Sandefur said the 17-year-old's hands were cuffed behind his back and that the teen was placed alone in the patrol car's back seat as officers processed the other juvenile and the man.

While officers handled the two other suspects, Sandefur said the teen somehow maneuvered his cuffed hands from behind him to his front and then used a seat belt as a ligature to hang himself.

I do not know what to say. I cannot believe the story the police are reporting.

I have nothing below the squiggle but empty sadness.

Originally posted to Der Amerikaner on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 08:10 AM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group.

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