A black boy was attacked by officers at the California State Fair. His family alleges racism | app


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A mother demanded answers Monday after saying her 11-year-old son was chased, tackled and bloodied by California State Fair officers during the fair’s Children’s Day. The incident on Tuesday July 19 raises new allegations of racism and excessive force by officers.

Cynthia Martin of Elk Grove told a press conference just outside the gates of Cal Expo on Monday that her son was riding with friends outside the State Fair roller coaster. This rowdiness led to police just chasing and injuring the 11-year-old before interrogating him for more than 30 minutes and forcing him to sign a no trespassing agreement without his parents present.

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