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NYPD Officers Beat Autistic Teen in Front of His Home, Lawsuit Says

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  A police car is parked at a crime scene where three people were shot on June 10, 2015 in the Gowanus
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: A police car is parked at a crime scene where three people were shot on June 10, 2015 in the Gowanus area of the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. In an effort to combat the rise in murders and shootings, hundreds of additional New York City Police Officers will begin walking city streets as part of an aggressive NYPD initiative called 'Summer All Out.' About 330 officers will be taken off of administrative duty to patrol the streets in some of the city's most violent neighborhoods. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police officers threw a 17-year-old autistic boy onto the ground outside his Bronx home and punched him in the face — then hauled him to the precinct stationhouse where they questioned him before releasing him without charges, according to a lawsuit.

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