KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – One night after a video surfaced showing Key West police officers handcuffing a little boy nearly two years ago, his family is planning to sue.

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump posted the body camera video late Sunday night.

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Officers had told the boy, who we’re told has special needs, they wanted to “scare him straight” as they were cuffing him in December of 2018.

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The child was eventually taken away from his school.

The Key West police chief told CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald Monday night that officers did nothing wrong.

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Crump is planning to speak Tuesday morning about his plans to represent the boy’s family in a federal lawsuit.