Orlando school resource officer suspended after arresting 2 children ages 6 and 8

Sep 23, 2019 by

dennis l turner

An Orlando school resource officer was suspended while he faces an internal investigation after arresting two children — ages 6 and 8 — in unrelated incidents last week, without receiving previous approval from his department.

The Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón told WKMG-News 6 Officer Dennis Turner did not seek approval from a watch commander to arrest children under 12 years old, according to department policy.

OPD did not disclose the name of the school where the arrests happened because of the children’s ages, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Though police did not say what led to the arrests, the grandmother of the 6-year-old told WKMG-News 6 that her granddaughter, Kaia Rolle, was acting out in response to a sleeping condition she suffers from. Kaia was taken to the principal’s office at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy charter school, where the child lashed out at a staff member, the station reported.

Source: Orlando school resource officer suspended after arresting 2 children: report | Miami Herald

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