Covington, KY: Federal judge finds it was unreasonable to cuff two disabled students

Oct 14, 2017, CT Post: Judge rules Kentucky county liable for handcuffed children A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a Kentucky sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and says the county government is liable for the officer's conduct.... ...The video, captured by a teacher, showed the boy handcuffed above his elbows and squirming in a chair with his arms behind his back while crying that he was in pain. Both students had been hitting and kicking school officials. But U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman noted neither child weighed more than 56 pounds and said Sumner's handcuffing was "unreasonable and constituted excessive force as a matter of law."