Joplin Reaches Settlement in Complaints over Boy's Arrest

1 decade 4 years 4 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Jamie and Jane Karns claimed the arrest violated their son's civil rights. They say their son was questioned by two officers about a confrontation the boy had with one of the officer's sons. The then-11-year-old boy was handcuffed, arrested and handed over to juvenile authorities. Federal authorities investigated the incident but took no action. The two officers were disciplined by Joplin police. The agreement filed in Jasper County Court admits no wrongdoing and effectively closes the door on possible future litigation in the case. It still requires the approval of a judge.

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