Family Demand Apology From Cop Who Attempted to Cuff and Detain Autistic Teen

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A police investigation found that an officer used reasonable judgement and force when he attempted to handcuff and detain an autistic 14-year-old boy who he mistakenly thought was sniffing an inhalant in a Buckeye, Arizona, park on July 19.

The officer was recommended for additional training, according to ABC 15.

The boy was named in an ABC 15 report as Connor Leibel. It said his family were demanding a “face-to-face apology” from the officer and asking that every Buckeye police officer undergo training to better understand people with autism. Credit: YouTube/Buckeye Police Department AZ via Storyful