Norfolk Mayor Plans To Apologize To Teen

December 19, 2010

The mayor of Norfolk says he's planning to apologize to high school football star who was taken to school in handcuffs by a city policeman.

Mayor Paul Fraim says he doesn't believe the officer who handcuffed Booker T. Washington High senior Dominique Marsh violated procedure. But Fraim tells the Virginian-Pilot in Sunday's newspaper that the city is at fault because its procedures are lacking.

Marsh says he was stopped on his way to school two weeks ago and told he would be driven. The city says that's standard procedure for a potential truant. Marsh was handcuffed after objecting because arriving in a police car might harm his reputation.

Principal Kevin Monroe describes Marsh as a great kid who has never caused trouble.

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