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"[Police] saw he was throwing up; instead of helping him so that he wouldn't choke on his vomit, they had him in handcuffs." In a video it says KSFN obtained, officers try to get him into a police car backseat.
"He has autism, he has epilepsy, stop it!" Ponce screams in the video.
Once she showed the police paperwork that verified her son’s history of epilepsy, he was taken to the hospital.
Fresno Police wrote, as reported by ABC News: "This case is currently under Administrative Review." Police came to the hospital on Friday and brought a “certificate of release” form.
This is far from the first time police have handcuffed—or worse—people who are experiencing medical problems. A Texas 7-year-old student with autism was taken from school in handcuffs. An Indiana man sued the police after he was arrested, claiming the police used excessive force when arresting him after his seizure.