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GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy video:

(Click source link to view video. Warning: It is GRAPHIC) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers […]

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Mother of autistic boy sues Worcester police after bone broken, records withheld

WORCESTER – Worcester police broke a 10-year-old autistic boy’s arm using excessive force and have refused to release records regarding the case to his mother, a lawsuit filed this month in federal court alleges. In a 22-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Worcester Sept. 8, Lindsey M. Beshai Torres alleges two officers treated […]