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.
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.
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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.”
Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy school in Orlando, Florida was where the youngster committed her “crime”[/caption]
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