MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Prosecutors decline to charge 6 Milwaukee police officers over their conduct during a July traffic stop, but they may still wind up in court. A Milwaukee woman and her 12-year-old son are suing. They say the boy was unlawfully beaten by the officers during the stop, apparently over a toy gun.
Whon Phrakousonh was riding with his father July 21 of last year when they were stopped. The suit alleges the boy was pulled from the car, beaten and stomped, resulting in visible injuries to his face and head. They say the officers used racial slurs and death threats. One officer may have seen the boy's friend holding what appeared to be a gun, but was actually a toy that shoots plastic BBs.