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Wilson v. City of Southlake

Allegation: Disturbed autistic student in mid-tantrum twirls what he calls “nunchucks” in the principal’s office. Southlake, Texas policeman, familiar with the student’s disabilities, handcuffs him and screams at him. Fifth Circuit: The boy’s suit against the policeman is going to trial. “A jump rope in the hands of an eight-year-old child is not a weapon.”


Tags: 2019, ADA, Fifth Circuit, Police

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