Police Chief Defends Handcuffing Of 10-Year-Old Boy

Mike Krauser
June 06, 2018 - 12:11 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Police Superintendent is defending officers seen in a video handcuffing a 10-year-old boy. 

Supt. Eddie Johnson said Wednesday that, yes, officers cuffed a 10-year-old.  For good reason. 

“The call came out as a young man somewhere ten to twelve years old that was passing out a gun and the description fully matched the individual that they stopped," he said. "So they handcuffed the kid for safety reasons.”

He said they followed all rules and protocols.

And he added that he is sympathetic to the anguish of the family over the incident. 

He said its never easy when law-enforcement interacts with a child that young.