A boy with Asperger’s syndrome was playing in a tree when Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies ordered him down at gunpoint, then beat and Tasered him, his mother claims in court.

Monique Castro says her son, I.C., was 15 when three L.A. County sheriff’s deputies beat the tar out of him for nothing on April 27, 2014.

She sued L.A. County and its sheriff’s Officers Victor Iniquiez, Jamil Johnson and Sgt. Byron Ward, on June 11 in Federal Court.

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder similar to autism. Among other things, children with Asperger’s have difficulty communicating and interacting socially and may have eccentric behaviors.

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