Of­fi­cer who shot deaf boy can­not be sued

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A US court said a Con­necti­cut po­lice of­fi­cer who shot a 12-year-old deaf boy with a stun gun acted rea­son­ably and can­not be sued by the boy’s par­ents. Re­tired of­fi­cer Paul Gion­friddo shot the boy at the Amer­i­can School for the Deaf in 2013 when the stu­dent re­fused com­mands to drop a rock af­ter as­sault­ing a teacher. Teach­ers trans­lated the com­mands in sign lan­guage.

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