Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

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Tiny wrists in handcuffs an Associated Press investigation has found that children as young as six have been treated harshly even brutally by police a six year old girl handcuffed with zip ties and arrested by Orlando police in twenty nineteen after kicking a school staffer that officer involved in a similar incident the same day later fired in an analysis of three thousand cases of police force against children the AP found black kids made up more than fifty percent even though they're only fifteen percent of the U. S. child population the most common types of force takedowns and strikes and muscling followed by firearms pointed out or used on children many police departments nationwide have few or no guard rails to prevent use of force against children some police departments say changes were made after the incidents occurred I'm Julie Walker

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