Daily Mail: The mother of a 7-year-old boy in The Bronx, New York is suing the police for $250 million claiming they overreacted and treated her son like a hardened criminal after he was accused of stealing $5 from another student after school.
Wilson Reyes was not only arrested in his third-grade classroom, but he was reportedly handcuffed and held in a room for four hours at Public School 114.
He was then taken the 44th Precinct station house for another six hours of interrogation and verbal abuse, according to the $250 million claim against the city and the NYPD.
The boys mother, Frances Mendez, claims that when she first arrived at the precinct, she was told she couldn’t see her son. When they were united, she told the New York Post, “My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’”