Sheila Jackson is speaking out after her 12 year old son with autism According to reports, he was seriously injured by police during an after-school tennis program run by local police volunteers. WTVR NewsJackson submitted his son to the program, thinking he would learn to bond with the police, but all that arrived was Bond with the police instead. look at him handcuffed on the ground.
“I wanted him to have a positive view of police officers instead of all the negative views you see on TV,” Jackson said.
On November 3rd, Jackson picked up his son from the tennis program at Virginia Commonwealth University.Jackson told reporters that her uncle police officer, As a result, she gave her son same respect For law enforcement like she had. Richmond Police Department program Her volunteers said Jackson infected his son. Frustration I was trying to serve the ball and was told to play on the side instead.
Allegedly he raised his voice Approaching one of the police officers and walking away from them, quarrelDetails of the incident remain unknown.
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“I know he tries to self-adjust and walk away from the situation. She may have thought he was rebellious,” Jackson said.
Jackson then said his son had been grabbed by cops.
“When I got here, my son was handcuffed on the ground right behind the open fence,” Jackson said. “There was a cop holding his head, a cop on his left leg, someone on his right leg, a cop on his knees with his shoulders down on his right, and another cop standing.”
Jackson said Richmond police told her his son had headbutted an officer while in custody and were worried he would run away. She still doesn’t know what caused him to have a concussion.
Jackson said she had contacted authorities about the incident, but to no avail, according to the report.
The Autism Society of America found that One in five young people with autism interact with the police before the age of 21. Also, police interactions with persons with disabilities are more likely to result in injury and death as a result of lack of training and excessive abuse of force.
As a result of the incident, Jackson said his son suffered not only a concussion, but post-incident mental trauma as well.