Law Enforcement

Lawsuit: Kentucky deputy sheriff shackled two elementary students who had disabilities

A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Northern Kentucky alleges that a Kenton County deputy sheriff shackled two elementary schoolchildren with disabilities, causing them pain and trauma. The lawsuit says Deputy Kevin Sumner, a school resource officer in Covington, locked handcuffs around the children's biceps and forced their hands behind their backs. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Covington by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Children's Law Center and the law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. The children students in the Covington Independent Public Schools district were an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, according to the lawsuit. A video shows the boy,...