Bodycam footage of police arresting a 6-year-old girl at a school in Orlando, Florida has finally been released.
To recap the story, a 6-year-old girl in Florida was arrested after she threw a tantrum in her Florida classroom.
The little girl's grandmother was shocked to learn that her granddaughter had been arrested.
The grandmother said in an interview about the incident, “What do you mean she was arrested, he said ‘there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way.'”
“She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he says, ‘what medical condition, she has a sleep disorder, sleep apnea,’ and he says, ‘well I have sleep apnea and I don’t behave like that,”
“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 ton of bricks. 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 center to be fingerprinted, mug shot."
The other child whom she kicked was 8-years-old and was arrested as well. So I imagine it was more than just a kick. It was a fight.
According to the WKGM, Turner was fired by Police Chief Orlando Rolan five days after the incident, and apparently had arrested a 6-year-old boy the exact same day.
“As a grandfather of three children less than 11 years old, I can only imagine how traumatic this was for everyone involved,” said Rolon. “We were all appalled. We could not fathom the idea of a 6-year-old being put in the back of a police car.”
Meralyn Kirkland, the girl’s grandmother, told the news agency that she wasn’t informed prior to the arrest, and that the family had been working with Kaia to help her learn to manage sleep apnea, which had been causing mood swings.
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