An Idaho woman says police smashed her 12-year-old son’s face into a parked car after she notified officers that she had found the boy after she had reported him missing.
Amy Olzak said she reported her son missing March 13, and a friend located the boy after she and others had searched for most of the day, reported KIDK-TV.
Olzak said she called dispatchers to report the boy was home and safe, and officers came to the family’s home to investigate.
She spoke to one of the Idaho Falls officers about the case, and Olzak said the officer then went to question her son.
“I just wanted them to be aware,” Olzak said. “They came over. I talked to an officer for a minute and he walked over to my son. Then he put my son’s hand behind his back and, like, lifted him up in the air and slammed his face into the trunk of a car.”
Courtney Beck, who owns the car, said the officer had “absolutely no reason” to use violence against the boy.