Arrest of 11-Year-Old Jackson Boy Under Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is investigating a complaint about how the Jackson Police Department handled the arrest of an 11-year-old boy at school last year.
Department spokesman Harold Core tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot that he couldn't disclose details of the complaint, which has been under investigation since December.
City Attorney Julius Giglio says it wasn't appropriate to comment on a "pending matter."
Authorities have said the Oct. 20 arrest on a juvenile court order was in line with police protocol at the time. Since then, the department has has changed its policy about such arrests.
The boy was handcuffed and taken to the Jackson County courthouse. The juvenile court had sought him for failing to appear for a court date stemming from a 2008 rock-throwing incident


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