PORTLAND, Ore. - A mother has objected to the actions of two Portland police officers investigating a fight at a youth club who came to her home and led away her 9-year-old daughter in handcuffs.
The girl was wearing a swimsuit at the time, in May 2013. The fight was a week earlier. The police took her downtown to be fingerprinted and photographed. She was released after an hour, and prosecutors didn't take the assault case to trial.
Her mother, Latoya Harris, and others call the officers' action excessive.
The Oregonian reports a Portland panel that hears allegations of police misconduct will investigate their complaint Wednesday.
The police say officers use handcuffs as a safeguard, and the two officers followed the Police Bureau rules on taking children into custody.
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