Charges dropped against teen amputee restrained by deputy
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona prosecutors have dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee who was wrestled to the floor of a group home and restrained by a sheriff’s deputy.
KOLD-TV reported Thursday night that the Pima County Attorney’s Office said it decided to drop the charges immediately after viewing a video of a September incident shot by another youth at the group home where a worker had called 911 over a disturbance.
The 15-year-old boy’s lawyer, Sam Jurgena, said his client wanted the video released publicly to protect other children in group homes.
The Associated Press is withholding the name of the 15-year-old because of his age.
A worker called law enforcement to the home over a disturbance.
The Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.