A disturbing video made it to the internet recently where a 6 year old girl can be seen getting handcuffed by a police officer and then put in the back seat of the police vehicle in Orlando city in Florida, US.
The video shows the little child crying copiously and pleading the police officer to not arrest her. In the video, she can be heard begging for another chance, she can also be heard saying, “Help me,” “I don’t want to go in the police car”.
The girl was arrested in September last year in Orlando, Florida for “kicking and punching staff members at her Orlando Charter School,” according to a leading news agency in India, citing Associated Press.
The advocate of the girl’s family obtained the footage last month and made it public after the family’s consent.
Watch the video here:
Please Note: the video can be disturbing for some.
Orlando police arrested a 6-YEAR-OLD Black girl for “throwing a tantrum” in her first-grade class.— Kerry ? (@KerrrryC) February 25, 2020
She was handcuffed, put in the back of a cop car, then fingerprinted and taken in for a mug shot.
Don’t look away. This is what black kids go through in America. pic.twitter.com/PYVO8qc4Mk
When Turner decided to get the 6 year old arrested, the school said that she had been misbehaving in her class.
Not just this, the officer bragged about how the little girl helped him break his personal record of arresting the youngest person. He can be heard saying “She is 6? Now she has broken the record.”
He then bragged about how she is breaking his personal record for being the youngest to be arrested.— Kerry ? (@KerrrryC) February 25, 2020
“She is 6? Now she has broken the record.”
This is absolutely fucking horrific. pic.twitter.com/E28ZYmOKIR
The video has received over 4 million (40 lakh) views on Twitter and is being circulated throughout social media platforms. Netizens are furious over the incident.
American Footballer, Ty Isaac said, “I’m more disappointed in who thought it was cool to call the cops on a 6 year old”
I’m more disappointed in who thought it was cool to call the cops on a 6 year old— Ty Isaac (@TyIsaac) February 25, 2020
The most horrific video I have seen. This beggars belief & so very traumatising for a 6 year old. A 6 year old. What is that school doing that they can’t manage the behaviour of very small children without police ‘assistance’? Arresting a 6 year old FFS. The US is broken.— Felicity Reynolds (@FlickReynolds) February 26, 2020
You just can’t do that to a 6 year old. The trauma of that event will be with her throughout her life. These people are animals. Where’s the humanity?— Backlash (@SlimBisk) February 25, 2020
Ridiculous ? I could just imagine if this was my daughter, I’d be furious ?— Alex Jones (@AlexJones420XXX) February 26, 2020
The officer who arrested the girl was then dismissed by the Orlando Police Department, according to reports. Officials said that the officer had violated policy as he did not take approval from his supervisor prior to the arrest.