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Parents Sue Police After 7-Year-Old Is Cuffed For 10 Hours

Wilson Reyes
ABC News

An elementary school tussle turned into an all day police station ordeal for seven-year old Wilson Reyes, according to a $250 million lawsuit his parents have filed against the NYPD.

It all started when Reyes alleged picked up $5 in lunch money that somebody else had dropped in the halls of Public School 114 in the Bronx. That reportedly led to a fight and a call to the police.

Reyes was taken to a local police station on suspicion of robbery and assault. The lawsuit states the youngster was treated like a hardened con by being handcuffed and interrogated for 10 hours. Despite the rough treatment, he never confessed to anything. Eventually, no charges were filed and he was released.

His parents are furious over his treatment. ”Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs,” Wilson’s mother, Frances Mendez, said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,”

The NYPD acknowledges Reyes was taken in to the station, but disputes his family’s account of what happened once he was.

“While the lawyer’s claims are grossly untrue in many respects, including fabrication as to how long the child was held, the matter is nonetheless being reviewed by the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said in a statement.

For its part, the school hasn’t made a comment.

Is it ever appropriate for the police to become involved in a school altercation between seven-year olds?

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