A US police officer in Florida arrested a six-year-old girl and placed her in a police car with her wrists bound as she cried and begged not to be taken from school, newly released body-camera footage shows.

Iran Press/America: Kaia Rolle was led to a police vehicle with her hands fastened behind her back in zip ties after having a tantrum at her school in Orlando.

By the time police officers arrived at the Lucious & Emma Nixon academy, she had already settled down, The Guardian reported.

In the video, Kaia can be seen seated and listening to a teacher read as officers approach her.

After she asks what the zip ties are for, an officer, Dennis Turner, responds: “They’re for you.”

Kaia starts to cry as a second officer, who has not been identified, binds her wrists.

“Help me. Help me, please,” she can be heard pleading and crying, as officers restrain her.

As the officers led her to a patrol SUV, Kaia can be heard saying: “I don’t wanna go in a police car.”

The second officer replies: “You have to.”

“Please, give me a second chance,” she sobs.

Turner was later fired for violating agency policy.

The first-grader’s family released the footage of the September incident to the public late on Monday.

According to the Orlando police department, a supervisor must first be present to approve the arrest of a child younger than age 12. Turner reportedly did not contact one.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, both Kaia and a six-year-old boy Turner arrested at another school the same day were initially charged with misdemeanor battery.

The state attorney Aramis Ayala announced last September, however, that she would dismiss the charges against both children.

Currently, Florida does not have a legal minimum age.

US police killed nearly 1,000 people in 2017, according to a database by The Washington Post.


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