Two Orlando Police Officers arrested a 6 year old girl, placing her hands in zip ties and transported her as a prisoner in the back of a police car.
Body Cam footage shown here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/26/us/body-camera-video-6-year-old-arrested/index.html
The 6 year old was throwing a temper tantrum and handed off to the school resource officer who decided to call the police (Without permission according to the school). By the time the police show up, the girl is already calmed down. The Police said the Resource officer may have had another child arrested previously in a separate incident.
This incident happened in Orlando in Sep of 19. One of the officers involved was immediately terminated. The other wasnt. They say the second officer made numerous calls to superiors asking hot to proceed but wasnt given any guidance.
According to Orlando Police, any child being arrested under the age of 12 requires the approval of the Watch Commander which was not obtained in this case.
This incident gives a black eye to all departments. How someone could think it is appropriate to put a 6 year old in cuffs is beyond me. Further, the school shouldnt even be allowed to bring the police in on an issue such as this.
I would like to see the officer charged and school personnel fired over this.