Remember the story about a Junior High student who was handcuffed and perp walked for doodling on her desk? The 12-year-old schoolgirl and her mom are now suing for $1 million:
The legal papers describe Alexa's ordeal as an excessive use of force and a violation of her rights. "We want to stop this from happening to other young children in the future," said the family's lawyer, Joseph Rosenthal.
Alexa was perp-walked out of the school in front of her classmates with her hands locked in metal handcuffs behind her back.
Alexa's mother pleaded with the officers to accompany her daughter to the police precinct, but Camacho was told to go home and wait for a call.
Officers placed Alexa in "an enclosed room" at the precinct and handcuffed her to a pole for more than two hours, the papers note.
City lawyers declined to comment, but city officials acknowledged in February the arrest was a mistake.
Rachel Monahan of NY Daily News has more: Link (Photo: Pace for News)
So does one overreaction deserve another? Is this a reasonable quest for justice or simply a case of greed? What do you think?