The footage, provided to NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando on Monday by the attorney for the child’s family, shows the incident on Sept. 19, 2019., that resulted in the firing of the Orlando police officer, Dennis Turner.
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In the video, the officer is seen putting zip ties on the child’s wrists with her arms behind her back, as the girl asks, “What are those for?,” and then cries, “Don’t put handcuffs on,” and “Help me, help me, please help me.”
As Turner walks her outside, she wails, “Please let me go,” and “I don’t want to go in the police car.” Turner responds that she “had to” and then puts her in the back seat of his vehicle.
In the police report from the incident, authorities say Turner was responding to a report that the 6-year-old “battered three staff members by kicking and punching them” at her school, the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy in Orlando.
The child’s grandmother has previously told local press in Florida that her granddaughter suffers from a sleep disorder the family was working to resolve, which was why she was experiencing some behavioral issues.