A SIX-year-old girl was handcuffed, fingerprinted and her mugshot taken after being arrested for having a “tantrum” in class.
Little Kaia Rolle was reportedly charged by cops with ‘battery’ after she kicked out at a fellow pupil at her elementary school in Orlando.
Kaia Rolle was reportedly charged by cops with ‘battery’ after she kicked out at a fellow pupil[/caption]
It’s claimed she was then cuffed and driven eight miles to the city’s Juvenile Detention Center, where she was fingerprinted and had then her photo taken for police records.
Her distraught grandmother Meralyn Kirkland told how she was called by the Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary school to be told the tot was already in police custody.
“‘What do you mean she was arrested?’” Kirkland remembered saying during the astonishing call.
“He said, ‘There was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way.’
“No six-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in the back of a police car and taken to a juvenile centre to be fingerprinted…mugshot.”
Speaking to News 6 in Orlando, little Kaia said she missed her granny during her arrest ordeal.
She told the channel: “I felt sad that my grandma was sad, and I really missed her.”
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Orlando police officials said Kaia was one of two children arrested that day. The other was eight years old.
However, it admitted officers are required to seek approval from their watch commander before arresting anyone under 12 and that didn’t happen in Kaia’s case
An internal investigation into both arrests has now been launched.
Her furious grandmother Meralyn Kirkland has now hit out at the cops[/caption]
Cops were called to the Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary school in Orlando[/caption]