(KSAZ) - Buckeye Police released, on Monday, body camera footage surrounding an officer's confrontation with an autistic teenager that happened in July.
The officer reportedly thought the teen was doing drugs in a park, and tried to confront him.
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"This makes it challenging to find and approach them to deploy tracking equipment.
"So it was really exciting to be able to attach some tags on this voyage.
Buckeye Police officials admitted they could have handled the situation better, but also said that the officer had reasonable suspicion to encounter the teen.
Video taken by the body camera showed a 30-second encounter between the officer and the teen.
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