The child’s family filed a lawsuit against two Montgomery County Department of Police officers, the county itself, and the Montgomery County Board of Education.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Montgomery County Police have released body-camera footage, from January 2020, of an incident between officers and a 5-year-old boy who allegedly wandered away from his school and did not want to return.
Throughout the 51-minute video, officers can be seen screaming in the child’s face, advocating for people “beating their children”, and briefly handcuffing the boy.
According to a Montgomery County Police Department press release, two officers were called to East Silver Spring Elementary School by an employee of the school for help in retrieving the child who had run away. The video shows the officers driving through a residential neighborhood and finding the child leaning against a car.
“Come here buddy,” the male officer says, to start the conversation. “What’s going on man? What are you doing?”
When the child does not respond, the officer appears to kneel down to his level and begins to ask the child why he thinks he can “make his own decisions” when he is not an…