The claim stated "When the boy did not respond quick enough for the police, which is typical for the boy's type of condition, rather than call mental health professionals or wait for the EMTs, the police told the boy that they were going to 'hog-tie' him."
On the video surveillance, one police officer can be heard saying "Well if it's my choice I don't want to have to hog-tie you and fight with you but I will if I have to that's what I get paid for."
Officers then attempted to remove the teen from the bus. Luibrand said the teen suffered from a fractured humerus as the officers were trying to remove him from the bus.
"With clearly excessive force, exerted enough force to snap one of the strongest bones in his body. That's not how mentally handicapped people are to be treated," said Luibrand.
The police department said officers followed protocol. The teen was charged with obstructing.
In the claim against the Town of Rotterdam, the teenager's attorney said he suffered physical and emotional pain in excess of $1 million.