allegedly choked and hog-tied a 12-year-old boy in 2010 has been settled on undisclosed terms, court filings show.
2012 lawsuit alleged that Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma, who was
then serving as a police officer in Jefferson County, Missouri, and his
then-colleague Richard Carter approached the shirtless 12-year-old as
the boy was checking his mailbox at the end of his driveway.
and without cause, the deputies grabbed [the boy], choked him around
the neck and threw him to the ground," the lawsuit, which was filed by
the victim's family, said. The officers allegedly then “hog tied” the
young boy, which means they restrained him by tying his hands to his
feet. The child, according to the lawsuit, "suffered bruising, choke
marks, scrapes and cuts across his body" due to his treatment by the
officers, and had to be "transported to a medical facility for medical
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