2 Police Officers Facing Disciplinary Actions After Video Shows Arrest Of A 5-Year-Old Child
NICOLE BAKER: Mean time, two police officers facing disciplinary actions tonight after video shows them harassing and arresting a five-year-old child.
- I don't want to hear it.
- I still don't want to hear it.
NICOLE BAKER: Well video of the January 2020 incident was released just late last month. The child had wandered away from a Montgomery County elementary school. It shows Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon pushing that child into a patrol car, as you could hear while he was uncontrollably crying. Then back at school, the officers are shown once again yelling at the five-year-old. One officer places handcuffs on him and tells him what would happen if he was arrested. The police chief says he cannot give many details right now due to the investigation.
WILL JAWANDO: In your personal opinion, is there any reason that any adult should scream at the top of their lungs, inches from a child's face, for any reason.
NICOLE BAKER: Montgomery County council and the school superintendent say they were not made aware of this incident until the child's mother filed a civil lawsuit in January. While the officers were disciplined, they were still on staff.