Eva Drakos is upset. The Mile End mother says her 11-year-old son, Elias Pyrros, still isn't over an experience with police on the afternoon of Nov. 23.
Elias was playing with a toy gun in an alley near him home near the corner of Parc Ave. and Fairmount St., when police arrived, responding to a call
They approached my child, they drew their guns, they told my child to freeze," Drakos says. "My child did what they said...and after they took his gun, they handcuffed my child. And they put my child in a vehicle. Handcuffed."
At one point, Drakos says no less than five police cars responded to the call; their officers with guns drawn.
"If my child moved, my child would have been shot to death. He would have been dead."
Drakos says her son is still traumatized from the incident, and intends to file a complaint.
"My child cries, my child has fear, my child cannot sleep."
She's due to meet with noted human rights lawyer Julius Grey on Friday.