Black boy, 12, with autism is cuffed and CONCUSSED by police officers in police ... trends now
A Virginia woman is speaking out after she claims her 12-year-old autistic son was concussed by a police officer at a local tennis program meant to foster a positive relationship with police.
Shelia Jackson signed her young son, Curtis Hayes, up for an after-school tennis program run by the Richmond Police Athletic League.
Her uncle was a police officer and she wanted her son, who lives with autism, to 'have a positive view of police officers and not all the negativity he sees on TV,' as she put it.
On November 3, however, Jackson showed up at the tennis courts at Virginia Commonwealth University to see Curtis on the ground and in handcuffs.
A Virginia woman is speaking out after she claims her 12-year-old autistic son Curtis Hayes (pictured) was concussed by a police officer at a local tennis program meant to foster a positive relationship with police
She said they ended up having to go to the university's emergency room, where her son was diagnosed with a concussion.
She said the staff told her Curtis was becoming frustrated by his tennis serves and they asked him to practice to the side of everyone else.
Jackson said Curtis told her that a female officer raised her voice at him and he began to walk away.
She believes that the officer may