Mom Says Police Traumatized Son
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 15, 2005
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND--The mother of a teenager with disabilities has filed an official complaint against Strathclyde Police over how officers have interrogated her son.
Diane Fox Flynn claims that 18-year-old Aiden was traumatized after police stopped and questioned him in March.
Fox Flynn told the Sunday Mail that police told her they stopped Aiden because he could have been an IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorist, a burglar or someone with outstanding arrests warrants. She said they rushed toward Aiden with their hands on their batons, frightening him.
She said Aiden, who is blind and has cerebral palsy along with an intellectual disability, "couldn't run away from anyone, especially two fit young policemen."
Officers have questioned Aiden on three separate occasions since the incident.
Family lawyer Cameron Fyfe said: "It appears that the police reasons for stopping Aidan were so groundless, it could amount to malice."
"My disabled boy is no IRA terrorist" (Sunday Mail)