Man sues APS 7 years after arrest

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man is suing Albuquerque Public Schools about an arrest that happened seven years ago.

The Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday reported Quentin Scott has filed a lawsuit against two former Albuquerque Public Schools officials for what he says was his unlawful arrest at age 12.

Scott claims he was handcuffed and arrested in 2007 as a Grant Middle School student after trying to sell a blade from a pencil sharpener to another student for a buck.

Scott says the school resource officer who arrested him violated his fourth amendment rights when he searched him.

Scott, who has bipolar disorder, says he suffered injuries during his arrest and “probable permanent psychological impairment.”

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