Matthew Kowald was arrested Monday on tentative felony charges of causing mental harm to a child and false imprisonment, but was issued only a disorderly conduct citation for the incident.The boy is 7 years old. The cop must have been a Seattle fan. The story goes on:
Kowald reportedly forced a Packers sweatshirt on the boy, who told his father he refused to root for the Packers and was told by Kowald that anyone who said that would be grounded. ...
"He wanted the juvenile to be a Packers fan, and I would suggest he went about it the wrong way," Smith said.
Kowald was arrested after the boy's mother, Kowald's wife, told authorities about the incident. ... Kowald's wife also filed a restraining order on Wednesday, Smith said, adding that other domestic issues have surfaced, though he wouldn't elaborate.No surprise there. There was no harm to the boy, but the real motivation for the complaint was those "other domestic issues". Maybe the wife should just get counseling for her domestic issues, and not waste police and court time.