Blanchette v. Narragansett (2020)
Category: Active Case Criminal Justice Free Speech Police Practices Students' Rights Youth Rights
About this Case:
This is a lawsuit in federal court seeking monetary damages on behalf of a former Narragansett High School student with special education needs who was thrown to the ground, choked and falsely arrested by a school resource officer (SRO). A video of the incident is available here.
Lawsuit filed in May 2020.
ACLU of RI Cooperating Attorney:
Amato A. DeLuca
Related News Releases
- May 28, 2020 - ACLU Sues Narragansett Over Unlawful Assault and Arrest of Special Education Student