Hello I'm very disturbed about this incident, and I will appreciate if I can get ans answer. We are a family of five my husband, me and my 3 boys. 14,13,12 years old, we are new and this neighbourhood only 5 months.
Two police officers knocked at my door at 7:00 am on Saturday, my husband and I opened the door for them, they came looking for my 12 years old son, he was asleep and I was told to go wake him up. My son came and the officers star to tell him that the neighbour's garage door window was broken the night before, and that the kids from that same house saw my 12 years old son and my 13 years old son running in my driving.... The police officer asked my 12 years old son(my 13 years old was sleeping police only ask to call the 12 years old one) if he did it, my son answer: that he didn't do it and that he didn't go outside the night before at all neither his brother. The officer keep asking the same questions and different ways many time and my son keep telling him that he didn't do it.. The officer keep pushing my son for him to admit that he broke the window, he called my son liar and said that he (the officer) has 20 years of psychologist experience and that he know that my son is lying. My son wasn't lying he and my other to sons were inside watching movie with my husband all the time while a I was at work. The police officer told my son that if he admitted nothing will happen to him, but if he keep lying he will arrested him!! I got upset as a mother and told the officer that he can't talk yo my son like that or push him to addmited something that he didn't do and I also tell him that I don't thing he can arrest my son for that because he didn't have any prove and he told me that the prove is that those kids saw him running In my driveway, (Which is a big lie) the police officer also told me that I was lying and protecting him because I'm his mother. They treated my son like a criminal and the officer also told my son that if he doesn't tell the truth he will be taking him to go do a lie detector test. My son said you can take me to do the test if you want, I didn't do it and I'm not scare. The officer told me and my husban that my son is a lier and that he knows that for his experience mad the way my son answer at him and because my son wasn't scare of him and was beeing rude at him. I don't thing my son was rude he was just upset because the officer keep asking the same questions over and over. Before the officers left my 13 years old son heard the noise and went downstairs they asked him the same questions, my son told them that they didn't do anything and that they didn't go outside at all the night before that they were watching movies with their dad all night, and that they didn't have no reason to do something like that. Finnaly they lived that house but not with out telling me one more time that my son was lying.
I have to add that this neighbours have ongoing problems with other neighbour, my kids and this kids used to play together when we just moved, but then we notice that those kids and their father had problems with the other neighbour and they were telling my son no to play with the other kids.. I told my kids not to play with any of them and to let them solve their problems. I want to know if the police officer had the right to treat my son that way he did? After taht visit my son is very sad and doesn't want to go outside. Please advise me so I know how to defend my sons in case thay come back. Thank you very much.