It is sickening’: Canadians appalled by video of Vancouver police handcuffing Indigenous child with autism – Yahoo News

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202353 Views

February 1, 2023

The child’s mother speaks out after the disturbing video circulates online: ‘This is a first’

A disturbing video circulating online has left the public appalled after an Indigenous boy with autism was handcuffed by Vancouver police last Thursday.

In the video, shared by the 12-year-old boy’s mother, shows the boy held down on the floor by two Metro Vancouver Transit Police officers at BC Children’s Hospital.

The mother is heard in the background pleading the officers to let go of her son and that he was Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She can also be heard saying that he was reacting because he wasn’t in the usual room at the hospital.

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