During the conference, APD said they have identified three suspects and five victims.
Officers did admit to interviewing some children without the knowledge of the parents, but explained this was done because some of the parents were suspected of being in compliance with the alleged abuse.
Officers described the device allegedly used on the victims as a form of discipline, explaining that it was not a Taser as has been reported, which only delivers 50,000 volts. Rather, the electronic control device allegedly used on the victims delivers up to 1.2 million volts.
APD said that the parents signed forms authorizing the use of force on their children. Whether or not signing the forms will result in an investigation against the parents is yet to be seen, and based on whether the force used is considered excessive and the allegations are accurate.
Police did say, however, that some of the victims did have marks that were in accordance with the use of the electronic control device described.
The evidence will be presented to a grand jury.
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