US cop handcuffs, arrests 6-yr-old girl, crying ‘help me!,’ video shows
…from Press TV, Iran
[ Editor’s Note: I have been on the planet long enough to have developed a tough skin, that nothing that people could do could surprise me.
But this Orlando cop caught me, seconded by the school who had to call the police to deal with a six year old. One would think there would be other options to follow other than zip ties.
Yes, Officer Ramos screwed up. You have to be at least 12 to be arrested. Could this possibly be a case of an affirmative action hire where he was allowed to skip that class in training.
He will be punished enough, by his fellow cops, and I suspect by many that know him. Mom will have a lawyer pronto and Ms. Kaia might end up with an early college kitty held in escrow for her. It might end up being a big day for her in a good way … Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … February 25, 2020 –
“I don’t want handcuffs on”: Video shows a police officer arresting a crying six-year-old at her Orlando school. Kaia Rolle pleaded with the officer as she was restrained with zip ties last September. pic.twitter.com/6frnxbj4RU
— 48 Hours (@48hours) February 25, 2020
First-grader Kaia Rolle was placed in a police car in Florida with her wrists bound as she begged for help, shows the video released Monday.
“What are those for?” she asked the Orlando police officers.
“They’re for you,” Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties
“No … no, don’t put handcuffs on! Help me, help me, please!” she complained to no avail.
Kaia was placed in a police SUV to be taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center
“I don’t wanna go in a police car,” Kaia said, to which the second cop responded, “You don’t want to? … You have to.”
“Please, give me a second chance,” the girl responded, still crying.
No school staff member tried to prevent the arrest with one employee asking, “The restraints, are they necessary?”
“Yes,” Turner said. “If she was bigger, she would have been wearing regular handcuffs.”
Orlando Police Department officials have said Turner has violated agency policy on arresting children younger than 12.