ORLANDO — Kaia Rolle was sitting, listening to a school employee read her a story when two officers came in the room to arrest her.
“What are those for?” the 6-year-old girl asked the Orlando police officers.
“They’re for you,” Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties, before another officer tightened them around her wrists. Kaia immediately began weeping.
“No … no, don’t put handcuffs on!” she wailed in body camera footage from the arrest, which Kaia’s family shared with the Orlando Sentinel on Monday evening. The arrests of the girl and another 6-year-old at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September drew national headlines and widespread condemnation, leading to the officer’s firing.
Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to her arrest report. However, by the time Turner and another officer approached Kaia to detain, cuff and arrest her, the girl had calmed down, the video shows.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A Central Valley mother is outraged after she says her son, who is autistic, was placed in handcuffs instead of being taken to the hospital.
A video she sent Action News shows a portion of the incident unfolding.
The sounds of fear can be heard in that video, as police attempted to arrest the 16-year-old Delano boy inside a central Fresno ‘El Pollo Loco’ on Thursday night.
“He has autism, he has epilepsy, stop it!” she can be heard screaming.
A concerned citizen filmed police using a woman as a human shield in Conakry, Guinea on January 29. The FRANCE 24 Observers team spoke with a man who cared for the woman after the incident, to find out what happened and how she is doing.
The video, which is just over three minutes long, shows a police officer holding onto a woman and pushing her in front of him as he advances alongside several other officers. The police were facing off with several young men during the latest in a series of protests against the possibility of President Alpha Condé serving a third term.
The three officers push the woman in front of them for several metres, apparently to protect themselves from the rocks that the young men are throwing. Eventually, the scene ends in chaos after one of the officers fires a shot. The police retreat, one grabbing the woman and half-dragging, half-carrying her.
She ran into the police officers, who told her to keep close because there were a group of rowdy young protesters nearby. But it was a trap because it quickly became clear that the officers actually wanted to use her as a shield from the young men, who were throwing rocks at them. The police had run out of tear gas and so they decided that they’d use this woman to keep themselves safe. They wanted to negotiate with the protesters, but they refused.
The parents of a man with schizophrenia who was shot and killed by police in a Carl’s Jr. bathroom have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Oregon city of Eagle Point, its police department and the police officer who killed their son.
The man was shot after officers say they thought the man had a gun. The officers would later realize the man was not armed, and what they mistook for a gun was a fallen Taser that belonged to the officer who killed him.
Eagle Point Police Officer Daniel Cardenas shot and killed Matthew Thayer Graves on Sept. 19. Cardenas, a 26-year-old officer who was two-and-a-half years into his first job, attempted to stop Graves for disobeying a crosswalk light. Graves would eventually lead Cardenas into the bathroom of a Carl’s Jr. just a few miles from where Graves lived with his parents.
The 26-year-old NYPD officer who admitted to a booze-fueled home invasion in which he mistakenly burst into a black woman’s home and threatened her family has quit the force “effective immediately,” a city spokeswoman said Thursday.
A neighbor’s security camera captured audio of Michael Reynolds threatening the victim, saying, “I’ll [expletive] break every bone in your [expletive] neck.”
A neighbor’s security camera captured audio of Reynolds threatening the victim, saying, “I’ll [expletive] break every bone in your [expletive] neck.” A few seconds later, the recording seems to capture him using the N-word.
SAFFORD, AZ — A family is desperately searching for answers after the death of a loved one who was in the custody of the Graham County Sheriff’s Office.
The death of Jorden Marie Simms and allegations she made against the officers she was in the custody of, are now at the center of an investigation being conducted by the Arizona Department of Highway Safety.