Kenton Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Sued For Handcuffing Children With Disabilities


A Kenton County sheriff’s deputy shackled two elementary school children who have disabilities, causing them pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Children’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.

According to the complaint, an 8-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl were restrained and handcuffed at school with excessive force and without necessity by Deputy Kevin Sumner, the school resource officer, in three separate incidents during the fall of 2014.

Sumner allegedly locked handcuffs around the children’s biceps and forced their hands behind their backs.


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