East Hartford police officer accused of assault

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An East Hartford police officer is being accused of beating up a 12-year-old boy.

Officer Woodrow Tinsley is on paid administrative leave because of the assault allegations.

The boy's family said the officer punched their son in the head, stomach and even placed him in a chokehold after he refused to follow the officer's orders.

The family said it is trying to sue the city of East Hartford, but unidentified sources said this isn't the first time police have been called to the home because of fighting.

The case will now go to court.

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