Dennis Turner suspended for arressting 6-year-old girl


*UPDATE*

On the heels of his suspension, Orlando police officer Dennis Turner has been fired for arrested two small children within one week without the approval of a commanding officer.

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón announced Turner’s termination saying:

This will not stop. But at my level, I have the opportunity to be able to exercise that and when I came in today, I knew there was no choice here. He was going to be terminated.

Original Post:


 

An Orlando, Florida police officer has been suspended after he arrested a 6-year-old little girl.

Dennis Turner, a reserve resource officer at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy, arrested the little girl after she kicked someone and charged her with battery.

He then took the girl to juvenile detention center to be processed. The tomfoolery was halted when a supervisor found out what was going on.

The girl’s grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland, said the child suffers from sleep apnea, which causes her to have behavioral issues.



Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said in a statement:

The Orlando Police Department has a policy that addresses the arrest of a minor and our initial finding shows the policy was not followed.

As a grandparent of three children less than 11 years old this is very concerning to me.

Watch the report below, courtesy of CBS This Morning:

What in the Sesame Street shenanigans?!?

Source: NBC News

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