Family of autistic boy detained by Buckeye officer files $5M lawsuit

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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The family of a 14-year-old autistic boy plans to sue the City of Buckeye for $5 million after a confrontation between the teen and an officer made headlines last summer.

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The incident, which was caught on camera, showed Officer David Grossman holding the boy, Connor Leibel, on the ground after a miscommunication.

Photos later released by the Leibel family showed several bruises and scrapes on the boy’s body.

A notice of claim dated Jan. 9 says the Leibel family has suffered physically, emotionally and financially.

You can read the full notice of claim below:

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