Two of New York’s Finest Beat an Innocent Teen Boy With Autism in Front of His Home

The lawsuit alleges that police in New York are entirely untrained in how to deal with people who have special needs. However, anyone who has seen the myriad of videos showing police kill mentally ill people, does not need a lawsuit to tell them that police are terribly incompetent at dealing with those who have special needs.

“The New York City Police Department’s practices, procedures, training and rules, including those in the NYPD Patrol Guide, do not account for, instruct on, delineate, or provide guidelines for Police Officer communication and interaction with people with developmental disabilities and autism in a constitutionally adequate manner,” lawyer Carmen Giordano wrote in the lawsuit.