Bronx Boy, 7, Handcuffed Over False $5 Theft Allegation

Published on January 30, 2013, 10:16 am
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A 7-year-old Bronx boy’s family says he was handcuffed after being falsely accused of stealing $5 from another student after school.

His mother, Frances Mendez, told the press Wilson Reyes was “interrogated” by police for 10 hours on December 4, 2012.

Family attorney Jack Yankowitz filed a $250 million claim against the city and the NYPD.

He said Wilson was handcuffed and held in a room at P.S. X114 in Bronx for four hours, then transported to a police precinct. He allegedly was held there for six hours and charged with robbery.

The city dropped the charge on December 26, 2012.

School officials say the incident occurred off school grounds. It referred inquiries to the NYPD.

Police has not released immediate comment.


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