Officer arrested 10-year-old for peeing in public, MS cops say. Now he’s out of a job

After taking a 10-year-old boy into custody for public urination, a Mississippi officer is “now not employed,” police say.

An officer with the Senatobia Police Division is now not on the employees following his position within the Aug. 10 arrest of a kid who peed behind his mom’s automotive when he had to make use of the lavatory, in keeping with an Aug. 21 launch from the division.

“A number of of our officers have been lately concerned in an incident that concerned a ten-year-old juvenile,” Senatobia Chief of Police Richard Chandler wrote within the launch. “The officer’s choices violated our written coverage and went towards our prior coaching on how you can cope with these conditions.”

The boy’s mom, Latonya Eason, was visiting an lawyer’s workplace whereas her youngsters waited outdoors within the automotive, FOX 26 reported. Her son had to make use of the lavatory, so he received out and peed behind the automotive.

An officer noticed the boy and went and located his mom to inform her what had occurred, in keeping with FOX 26.

Eason stated the officer was simply going to situation a warning, till others confirmed up and instructed her he wanted to be taken to jail, WHBQ reported.

Officers put the kid at the back of the squad automotive to take him to the police station. That’s when Eason snapped a photograph that sparked outrage, and the incident triggered an inside grievance, Chandler stated.

“I’m simply speechless proper now as a result of for one, I can’t imagine it occurred,” Eason instructed WHBQ. “Why would you arrest a 10-year-old child?”

Police took the kid to the station, the place he obtained a youth court docket referral.

After the incident, Chandler launched an announcement on Aug. 15 saying officers are allowed to file a referral towards a 10-year-old who commits an act “that may be unlawful for an grownup underneath similar circumstances.”

Nevertheless, he added that officers made an “error in judgment” to take the kid to the police station as a result of his mom was current. The kid was not handcuffed, he stated.

In his more moderen assertion, Chandler introduced one of many officers is “now not employed, and the others will likely be disciplined.”

Senatobia police haven’t launched the title of the officer who’s now not with the pressure.

Senatobia is about 170 miles north of Jackson.

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