The exit door has been displayed to the police officer who detained a boy in Mississippi, USA, for urinating outside. Quantavious Eason, the 10-year-old, had accompanied his mother to an attorney’s office in Senatobia, Mississippi.
After the police officer saw Quantavious urinating behind his mother’s car, he was arrested, but this caused controversy.
According to the Daily Mirror, the policeman was the first officer to see 10-year-old Quantavious Eason urinating behind his mother’s car in Senatobia, Mississippi.
The child’s mother, Latonya Eason, was called to as the policeman approached the child. Although it was said that the officer wanted to let the kid go after his mother reprimanded him, he ultimately changed his mind as some other officers showed up at the scene.
Later, the boy was placed in a police vehicle and brought to the Senatobia Police Station where he was charged with being a “child in need of services.”
Senatobia police acknowledge a mistake in judgment
Senatobia Police Chief Richard Chandler later acknowledgded a mistake on the part of the police in a statements.
He stated “Under these circumstances, it was an error in judgment for us to transport the child to the police station since the mother was present at that time as a reasonable alternative. Mistakes like this are a reminder in this profession as to the continual need for training and refreshers on the various topics that we encounter each day.”
Quantivious Eason’s arresting officers received punishment
But in a novel twist, the law enforcement authorities said that the involved cops had been punished.
This part of the declaration says:
“We deeply value your trust and support, and we are dedicated to continually improving and learning from our mistakes.”