Girl, 6, arrested for ‘throwing tantrum’ in school as police officer suspended

Girl, 6, arrested for ‘throwing tantrum’ in school as police officer suspended

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl was arrested and taken to a juvenile centre for throwing a tantrum and kicking somebody in school.

Kaia Rolle, 6, was cuffed, fingerprinted and charged with battery for misbehaving at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy school in Orlando, Florida.

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Kaia Rolle, 6, was cuffed, fingerprinted and charged with battery[/caption]

The child was arrested by police officer Dennis Turner, who has now been suspended from duty.

The young girl’s furious grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland said: “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 and (have a) mug shot.

“How do you do that to a six-year-old child and because she kicked somebody? A literal mug shot of a six-year-old girl.”

Kaia was taken in the back of a police car to a juvenile centre – and family picking her up were told they had to wait, as the youngster needed her fingerprints taken.

The grandmother added: “They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprinted, and when she said ‘fingerprinted’ it hit me like a tonne of bricks.”

Charges against Kaia were dropped after the family’s complaint.

Mr Turner, the officer who arrested the six-year-old, allegedly didn’t get approval for the action and is now being investigated by Orlando Police.


Orlando Rolon, who is the force’s chief, said: “The Orlando Police Department has a policy that addresses the arrest of a minor, and our initial finding shows the policy was not followed.

“As a grandparent of three children less than 11 years old, this is very concerning to me.”

The six-year-old was arrested and charged for kicking somebody and throwing a tantrum in school
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Charges were dropped when the girl’s family got involved
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Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy school in Orlando, Florida was where the youngster committed her “crime”[/caption]


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