Cop suspended after arresting 6-year-old for temper tantrum

Meralyn Kirkland, grandmother of 6-year-old girl who was arrested (Photo: YouTube screenshot / CBS47 KSEE24). 

In Florida, there are two more powerful pieces of evidence that corroborate Black political pundits’ theory that police and school officials actively try to criminalize Black children at very young ages.

A resource officer at an Orlando, Florida, elementary school arrested two young children in school last week, including a 6-year-old who was allegedly acting out, according to CBS47 KSEE24.

The television station said the officer, Dennis Turner, did not follow proper procedure when he decided to put the girl in handcuffs and transport her to a detention center because she kicked another student.

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón has announced that Turner has been suspended pending an investigation because he did not obtain the required permission of a commanding officer before making the two arrests on Thursday, as department policy requires.

Turner also arrested an 8-year-old in a separate incident without getting the permission he needs when arresting a child under the age of 12. No word yet on the race of this child or what precipitated the arrest. Click here to continue

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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