Disturbing body camera footage released on Friday shows Maryland police officers screaming and handcuffing a 5-year-old boy during a January 2020 incident.
Montgomery County Police Department released the 51 Minute video on Friday shows officers repeatedly berate the small boy as he sobs uncontrollably.
Officers found the kindergartener after he walked off East Silver Spring Elementary School grounds.
Footage shows a officer putting the boy in the back of his police squad car, and the boy sobs as he is driven back to school.
After the officers returned the boy to the school, the video shows, both stayed at the school and spoke with school employees. At one point, an officer can be heard calling the boy “a little beast.”
When the boy’s mother arrives at school, the footage shows both officers telling her to beat her son.
“We want you to beat him,” an officer says.
The child’s mother has filed a lawsuit against the police department.
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