A mother is suing Chicago police after she says they falsely arrested then used excessive force on her 10-year-old son.
Tanisha McGee was walking with her son near 79th and Cottage Grove last April when police stopped them. They arrested the boy, believing he had a gun and information about a gang.
The suit alleges police threatened and verbally abused him before finally releasing him with a citation for public urination.
Their lawyer sees it as a clear case of discrimination.
WGN contacted the City of Chicago who said they’re unable to comment on pending cases.