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Crime School resource officer to face probe after arresting students ages 6, 8

04:35  20 september  2019
04:35  20 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An Orlando police school resource officer arrested two elementary school students — ages 6 and 8 — on unrelated misdemeanor charges Thursday morning, according to a department spokesman.

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Officer Dennis Turner is now facing a department investigation because he did not receive approval from a Watch Commander, which is department policy for arresting minors under age 12, Sgt. David Baker said in an email

OPD would not release the name of the school where the arrests took place, “due to the age of the defendants,” Baker said.

It’s unclear what led to the arrests.

The 8-year-old was taken to and processed at the juvenile jail on Bumby Avenue before being released back to family members, Baker said. Authorities released the 6-year-old back to school before she was taken to the detention center.

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