- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - The city of Kodiak says its officers acted professionally during a September incident in which an autistic man was restrained.

The city released materials surrounding the incident Thursday, following a court order. Kodiak Public Broadcasting Co. sued for the release of documents in the case of Nick Pletnikoff.

Video posted on the Kodiak Daily Mirror website shows at least one officer shouting instructions at Pletnikoff while he is on the ground, and Pletnikoff apologizing and asking to go home.

Pletnikoff’s mother told KMXT radio her son also was pepper sprayed.

The city says tourists reported a man rifling through their car. The city says there had been burglaries and break-ins in the area.

A city statement didn’t include names of anyone involved, citing privacy concerns.


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