Bodycam footage has been released showing the moment when a police officer (Orlando, USA) places a terrified six-year-old girl in cable ties before leading her off to a police car.
Terrified Kaia Rolle can be heard begging with the officer to let her go as she cries with fear in the footage that has been released by a lawyer acting on behalf of the family.
Teachers at the Lucious And Emma Nixon Academy had called the police in September last year after it was alleged that the six-year-old girl had been kicking members of staff.
As the footage begins, young Kaia can be seen sitting calmly as she listened to a teacher read her a story.
The police officer tries to console the girl, but by this stage, she is sobbing uncontrollably.
Once the girl is in the car, one of the police officers goes back into the school and is asked by a teacher whether the restraints are necessary.
The officer replies: “yes, and if she was older, she’d be wearing regular handcuffs.”
Kaia’s grandmother, Marilyn Kirkland, picked her up from a juvenile detention facility where she was fingerprinted, had her photo taken and was charged with battery.
The officer has been fired from the department, and an internal investigation has also been launched.
Police chief Orlando Rolon: “As a grandfather myself, I understand how traumatic this incident was for the children and everyone involved.”
6-year-old arrested in Orlando school
"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.Posted by CBS News on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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