Weis: Reserve judgment in autistic teen case

April 25, 2009 3:16:59 PM PDT
Chicago's police superintendent is urging the public to reserve judgment on an officer accused of injuring a teenager with autism.The family of a 16-year-old Oscar Guzman says he was outside the family restaurant on West 26th street Wednesday night. They say an officer attacked him when he turned to go back inside instead of answering questions asked by the officer.

"Let's not cast judgment without knowing the facts on the officers. They're forced to make instantaneous decisions. Wait until the Independent Police Review Authority conducts their investigation and we all know what happened," Weis said Saturday.

Oscar Guzman received eight stitches in his head.

The Independent Police Review Board is investigating the family's excessive force complaint.


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