Police in Orlando, Florida, have released video of an officer handcuffing and arresting a 6-year-old African-American girl as she cries and begs to be let go. After the incident in September 2019 drew national outrage, one of the arresting officers, Dennis Turner, was fired. The newly released video shows a second officer, who has not been identified, but whose last name appears as “Ramos” in the bodycam video, binding the hands of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle in plastic restraints before leading her out of her elementary school and placing her in a squad car.
Kaia Rolle: “I don’t want to go in the police car.”
Ramos: “You don’t want to?”
Kaia Rolle: “No, please!”
Ramos: “You have to.”
Kaia Rolle: “No! Please, give me a second chance!”
Kaia was then fingerprinted, photographed for a mug shot and sent to a juvenile detention center. Criminal charges against the 6-year-old girl were dropped the next day. School officials called police after she had a temper tantrum. Kaia’s grandmother is pushing for a Florida bill that would prohibit police from arresting anyone under age 12 except in extreme circumstances.