A Stockton mother is taking a stand, saying police used excessive force when they deployed a police dog to arrest her 18-year-old mentally disabled son.

A neighbor recorded the arrest that Stockton Police say they handled by the book. The department says the use of force was justified.

The police say a group of people on the sidewalk flagged an officer on patrol down, asking for help, pointing out the suspect. Police say the teen got violent almost immediately.

The 18-year-old’s mom says officers crossed the line, and showed CBS13 his scars and staples.

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