Mother of autistic boy sues Worcester police after bone broken, records withheld

WORCESTER – Worcester police broke a 10-year-old autistic boy’s arm using excessive force and have refused to release records regarding the case to his mother, a lawsuit filed this month in federal court alleges.

In a 22-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Worcester Sept. 8, Lindsey M. Beshai Torres alleges two officers treated her son with inexcusable roughness in 2017, and that top city officials have withheld records about what happened.

“The city manager refused to turn over the public records requested because it did not want Beshai Torres or the rest of the world to know what police did to (her son), or that they have not taken corrective actions against (the officers),” the woman’s lawyer, Hector E. Pineiro, alleged. […]


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