VIDEO: Bodycam Shows Arrest Of Sobbing Six-Year-Old Girl

Sandy Malone

Bodycam video showed former Orlando School Resource Officer Dennis Turner arresting six-year-old Kaia Rolle.

Orlando, FL – Bodycam video has been released of the arrest of a six-year-old girl at an Orlando charter school that resulted in the termination of the arresting school resource officer (video below).

The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2019 after six-year-old Kaia Rolle had a temper tantrum in class at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy, WKMG reported.

The police report said Kaia was sent to the office for acting out and while she was there, she kicked the assistant principal on the legs and punched her arms multiple times.

Orlando Police Officer Dennis Turner, the school resource officer on the scene, wrote in the report that Assistant Principal Beverly Stout said she wanted to press charges against the six year old, WKMG reported.

Bodycam video of Kaia’s arrest showed that Kaia was in a room with a teacher reading to her when officers arrived.

Officer Turner told the little girl to stand up so he could put zip ties on her hands.

She complied but began crying, the video showed.

“No, I don’t want handcuffs on,” the little girl cried in the video. “No, don’t put handcuffs on.”

Then she appealed to the teacher in the room for assistance.

“Help me. Help me,” Kaia sobbed in the video.

“I want to stay in school. I just got here,” she cried.

“You can tell me what happened in the car, okay?” the officer wearing the bodycam told her.

Bodycam video showed that Officer Turner was gentle and kind with the little girl as he walked her out of the school and out to a waiting police SUV.

“I don’t want to go in the police car,” she sobbed.

“You don’t want to?” the officer asked. “You have to.”

“No, please give me a second chance,” she cried in the video.

“Please, please, please,” she begged as Officer Turner gently lifted her up and put her in the back seat of the police SUV. “Please just let me go.”

After the transport officer departed with Kaia, Officer Turner returned to the school office to complete his paperwork, WKMG reported.

While he was there, he assured a worried staff member that the little girl would be “picked up and home in a couple of hours.”

“The restraints, are they necessary?” an employee asked.

“If she were bigger she’d be wearing regular handcuffs,” Officer Turner replied, according to WKMG.

He told the school employees that Kaia was the youngest person he had ever arrested.

Police took Kaia’s fingerprints and mugshot, but no charges were ever filed against her, WKMG reported.

School employees later denied that they had asked Officer Turner to press charges.

Officer Turner was fired days after the incident for breaking Orlando Police Department policy that requires officers to check with a supervisor prior to arresting a juvenile under the age of 12.

WKMG reported that Kaia was only one of two six year olds whom Officer Turner arrested the same day.

An investigation later cleared the officer who was assisting Officer Turner at the school, according to WKMG.

“Internal Affairs investigated [the officer’s] role in the incident and he was exonerated after that investigation,” OPD Sergeant David Baker said. “The investigation revealed that he notified his supervisor multiple times about concerns with the arrest but was never given instruction not to proceed with the prisoner transportation.”

The police chief was quick to apologize to the community, WKMG reported.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Orlando Police Department, I apologize to the children involved and their families," Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said. “As a grandfather of three children less than 11 years old, I can only imagine how traumatic this was for everyone involved.”

Orlando Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Adam Krudo called the incident a “lapse of judgment on the part of Dennis Turner,” WKMG reported.

Krudo said the Orlando PD has changed its policy since Kaia was arrested and now officers must have approval from a deputy chief to arrest anyone under the age of 12.

Former Officer Turner defended himself after the bodycam video was released, WKMG reported.

“I was a police officer for 23 years, and I was in the military before that. All I’ve ever done is to serve my country and my community. That’s all I have to say about this,” he said.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Comments (141)
flybynight
flybynight

WOW, 6 years old and got the RC routine thing down cold. Nice

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Cop Watch
Cop Watch

at least this POS got fired! now if we can get rid of the real criminal cops that violate peoples rights instead of just a policy violation!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

she kicked the assistant principal on the legs and punched her arms multiple times.

Clearly some issues at home that need to be addressed.

Kirkland said Kaia has not returned to school and the family is still looking for a private school to enroll her. The 6-year-old girl is going to therapy and has been diagnosed with “separation anxiety” after calling for her grandmother during the arrest, Kirkland said.

“She was so terrified,” Kirkland said. “I thought we would just have to deal with her personal trauma from the incident. I really didn’t expect all of the mental, emotional [and] financial fallout that we have been going through.”

6-year-old Kaia Rolle, with her aunt Jodi Thomas, grandmother Meralyn Kirkland and mother Jaime Rolle (left to right) Wednesday, September 25, 2019. (Sarah Espedido / Orlando Sentinel) (Sarah Espedido / Orlando Sentinel)

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

I find it disturbing that the child knows what handcuffs are.

That said, definite lapse in judgement and violation of the policy for approval to arrest kids under 12.

School staff need to own up on requesting it.

Everyone failed this kid, including her parents.

gennette
gennette

A hard lesson but hopefully now she won't get into trouble later in life.

csh
csh

For the most part I am in agreement with what the police do but this is one time I am so pissed. Who for the love of God arrest a 6yr old and take her away in a police car. i would really take action against this dept and the officer.

Jim DeMarsh
Jim DeMarsh

A group of fuckups, starting at home... A principal who could have declined to involve the police, or only involve them in a counseling mode, and an SRO that unfortunately forgot a basic policy. A society that no longer has even basic respect for any authority whatsoever, feeling justified in acting out at every turn, which perhaps is the root of this debacle. No easy answers, certainly...

Steve1962
Steve1962

I want to see what the officer does if the teacher asked him to jump off the roof of the building. That is the most nerve-wracking thing I've seen in many years putting handcuffs on a little girl I would sue the hell out of him with everything I got and some what a dumb ignorant things to do I'm disgusted that's why for 40 years I still don't believe in the justice system shame on him. I wait to hear on the news if he even has kids for something to happen to his kids that's ten times more horrible a disaster I put the curse of God on that officer and I pray that they sue you for what you don't have. No apology accepted. Only a coward would do such a thing to a child. She's going to be horrified of all police officers for the rest of her life you give a bad name two respectable loving officers. Only if the judge would at least sentence you to 3 months in prison so you can see what happened to you the highest security prison I hate you for this

Steve1962
Steve1962

And she was so calm embarrassing he had to pick her up and put her in that car the teacher for allowing it should not be involved with kids at all in the name of Jesus Christ I would also sue her for what she doesn't have.. I also put the curse of God upon that teacher with all the power he invested in me I put the curse of God on both of you and your grandkids and your kids. I take this to the Grave with me

Steve1962
Steve1962

What a freaking hero you are when God strikes you you're going to remember this

Frank R
Frank R

Why wasn't the assistant principal fired as well? Pressing charges against a 6 year old is ridiculous.

Woobie46
Woobie46

When a person calls for police and then tells him she will press charges for being assaulted by this absolute BRAT, then what else can the officer do? I think he should sue the school district for a huge amount of money since they caused this entire debacle. I do NOT blame the officer...he was doing his job. He was extremely kind to that HORRID HORRID CHILD...and her family must be SO PROUD. Ghetto lottery attempt...

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heelscutnets
heelscutnets

You are a fool. I made an account just so I could reply to you. This kid is 6 years old!!! I’m beyond believe how anyone in their right mind could defend this. I back the blue 99% of the time but common sense has to come into play at some point. This is ridiculous and he deserved to get fired!!!!

Woobie46
Woobie46

I may be a fool, but I know that when someone tells an officer to arrest anyone (regardless of age) and that they will press charges, then that is what the officer must do. Why not look into these issues before you start up with your BS. He DID NOT deserve to get fired. Final response to anyone who is as out of touch as you are.

1fixitchick
1fixitchick

I agree with you. The officer was doing his job and was lied to by the principal. His actions were as kind as he could be under the circumstances. After looking at the picture above with her female family members the child has a sassy, satisfied look on her face. I'd be willing to guess she is hell on wheels all the time. The officer was exonerated after all the evidence was shown. Some of these 6 year olds are acting like older children. They are growing up in a harsh society with all kinds of social media to entertain and train them. Sad.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Where's the sperm donor?

flybynight
flybynight

He be in the wind mofo. 😉😎

dlkoshuta
dlkoshuta

And, unfortunately, these kids are growing up without ANY kind of positive role model. I'm willing to bet this won't be the last time the police get called to a school because of her. This officer did his job and, yes, he was made the scapegoat out of it. I hope he can find a department that has responsible supervisors and supports its officers.

flybynight
flybynight

Baby mama hooks up with sperm donor and problem begins. That's ground zero.

MamaD79
MamaD79

@1fixitchick I agree with you! And am personally glad to see that the Officer was exonerated!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

An officer who gave all those years of service is fired for a policy violation for not notifying his supervisor!?!? I don't believe the officer used the best judgement but he certainly didn't deserve to be fired.

You wish 69
You wish 69

I’m appalled at the handling of this situation of the school and the officer. A 6 yr old child being taken to jail because of a assistant principal is a disgrace and the officer is a bully. I don’t care how bad the child was at 6 do they really think she could hurt them. The assistant principal and the officer need to grow up and stop whining and act like adults. Her home life has nothing to do with this all children have temper tantrums every now and then. I have 3 grandchildren that have been raised in a environment where they are expected to behave and have consequences for disobedience but sometimes they are even subject to a temper tantrum. I’ve seen plenty of adults throw them also so I guess we should blame their parents also? There’s no excuse for the way this was handled. As I watched the video all I could think of was how traumatized this baby girl is going to be and the amount of money that will have to be spent on therapy.

Mama1959
Mama1959

As the mother of adult girls, who were both defiant as children, this needs to happen more often. Teach the children at a young age what consequences are. I really hate for the police to have to do it but if they're not getting the lessons at home, they have to come from somewhere. I'm sorry he lost his job over it. Bring back corporal punishment in schools, along with prayer.

Bellacat
Bellacat

This child obviously has some anger issues. If she this violent at 6 years old imagine how she will be when she’s 16. The fact that the teacher wanted to press charges is the reason for the child arrest. The police officer followed the law. To fire him after such a long service is unconscionable.

Trefflek
Trefflek

Where are the spineless teachers, admins, Principle or vice principle? They should all be fired for allowing this to happen. That little girl should have had some arms wrapped around her and shown love and compassion.

NomonK
NomonK

How is arresting a 6 year old stopping violence in schools.
Why were parents not called to come pick the child up?
Police or Resource Officers should not be used in any lower grade schools for anything other than protecting the Children from danger. The staff should never be prepared to protect themselves and call parents not police. I'm not talking about the upper grades just lower grades.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

I ask why was her guardian not called to come to the school instead of involving the police..just a horrible situation..for all involved..child will never trust police again. And will have a nice trust fund from lawsuit..unless the adults spend it

vwiles34
vwiles34

Maybe if they took more of the little brats to the police station when they first start acting out they won't be getting shot in the streets at 14 out running with a bunch of hood rats. Calling the parents to come to the school won't help all they'll do is blame the teacher and anyone else saying their child is a little angel. That's why they think they can act out without consiquences in the first place. They're told at home they don't have to listen to authority figures they do whatever they want to. Then they want to sue the city when that kid robs a store at 14 and gets shot when they pull a gun on a cop.

Clay W
Clay W

"This the most nerve-wracking thing I've seen in many years"?????? What the hell have you been doing?!? Living in a bubble? I think I smell a self-hating white liberal SJW?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#poposillies

Stanracer
Stanracer

There are children that are completely out of control. I blame poor parenting. This, however, was probably a bit of an over reaction. To be fired for it? Questionable.

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

Its crazy!! I don't think the officer was doing anything wrong. He was showing her a lesson, now days kids get away with everything that's way we he have them disrespecting officers and adults. Why would you fire a police officer for teaching something positive. This world is crazy, I bet the family will sue the police department. All for them !!

Karma59
Karma59

I know a first-grade teacher that was knocked out of her chair last week by a problem child. She had to go to the ER because it injured her neck when she fell (she's in her 60's and it is her last year before retirement). While she was gone for medical care, the substitute was attacked by the same kid, kicked and punched. I hate to think what the future holds for these kids when they are so out of control at age 6. I don't agree with them being hand-cuffed and taken out by the police but the parenting of these kids is obviously either non-existent or totally ineffective.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

What is interesting is to to go to Youtube for this video and read those comments. They are quite the opposite of what you are reading here. It's worth a quick look..

Wish505
Wish505

Officer did nothing wrong. They need to learn.

navajowinds99
navajowinds99

That's a big 6 year old that can inflict pain and suffering and property damage.
She will in the not so distant future be a drama queen👸 and wildebeest🐃 that will be all to familar with the Police.👮

Darkwing219
Darkwing219

getting worse and worse and the offenders younger and younger, Parents are teaching and promoting this behavior, we recently had a 9 year old here in FL stab his little sister, his response was chilling, at 9 years old this child said " I have been thinking about killing her for a few days now" at 9 years old! have no words for what is happening in this country right now. Did the PD over react maybe but given the current climate this is either gonna make or break this little girl either will turn out to be a fine upstanding citizen or turn out to be a POS... But one thing is for sure if she does not get some help she will have no chance at all. Especially when MOM gets done with the Ghetto Lottery and convincing her to say things on the stand that never happened (if ever gets that far) most likely pay out will take place before that happens. I will say they prob could have obtained the same outcome and desired effect on the girl without placing her in wrist restraints, I get departmental policy all transports have to be in back seat and in restraints but I think a little common sense here may not have hurt. I Think just being transported to the department for mom to come get may have been enough here, Still would not stop what comes next with Mom all over the news and screaming from the rooftops about compensation blah, blah , blah. Principal has to hold some responsibility here if a complaint is made and there is probable cause officer has to react to that, Has no choice but think was a bit overboard is all.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Question for officers, past and present. Would you have arrested her?

flybynight
flybynight

"at least this POS got fired! now if we can get rid of the real criminal cops that violate peoples rights instead of just a policy violation"! Signed cop watch.

User 69
User 69

The officer taught the girl a lesson, that will hopefully help her for the future. Maybe didn’t have to cuff her , but that was his decision -I’ll sure he was right in what he did.
Parents R responsible for her behavior & as usual they’re blame the officer.
No money should be paid , instead the parents sh be held responsible for not teaching her to do right !
Next time a teacher asks the girl , to do something, I bet she’ll listen.

Staceydea
Staceydea

Let me guess...this little monster’s family is looking to exploit this a have a GDM account started. Give them time...people like them always do. And gee..notice no father figure and apparently the females are doing a lousy job raising this future thug. Sorry but it’s clear she has severe issues and should be removed from that home and placed with a more functional family to give her just a SLIVER of a chance at succeeding at life. Yes, it’s hard to watch a 6 yr old placed in handcuffs but what normal 6 year old physically ASSAULTS a freaking adult!? TRUST ME, that was not that monster’s first rodeo. I have zero sympathy for her and only feel sympathy for the officers that are once again being thrown under the bus because their superiors have no balls to stand up people like this.

BluBlood
BluBlood

What happened to the days of tearing that *** up for the type of disrespect, cruelty & assault that child has shown? If my kids ever would've acted like that at her age they would NOT have been able to sit down for a VERY long time. I'd have told P.D. to put her in a cell for a while. The way these kids are raised nowadays makes me sick.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Maybe she will think twice before being a violent brat the next time.

You wish 69
You wish 69

Even the district attorney says that the treatment of the 6-year old was uncalled-for and has the intelligence to drop all charges in this matter. So for all you people who are all too quick to judge and condone the reaction of the school and the police you’re a minority which is a positive because the thought of Americans agreeing with this type of behavior is ridiculous.

Aco1979
Aco1979

Chuckles99, My thoughts exactly. I am white and would have thanked the officer for teaching my child that you don’t act out in a negative manner without consequence.
I have three grown sons, and adult grandchildren. They were all taught to respect authority.

kkat
kkat

One Christmas, my kids and I went to Walgreen's to buy some last minute items. They each had a little money to spend. So we kinda split up to find what we wanted. My middle 13 year old daughter checked out right before me. When she walked to the door to go to the car, she was stopped by security. She had been picking up things here and there to steal! I was shocked and disappointed. She had money and did not need to steal. I cried in front of her and told her, we never steal, you even had money. I told the office right then and there that he should take her to jail. I resolved to leave her there overnight to teach her a lesson. Several times during the evening they called for me to pick her up and I told them she was staying there until morning. When I did pick her up, I guarantee you, she never stole again! She is now 38 years old and raising a family of her own.

AdoptiveMum
AdoptiveMum

To all the people ticked off at the officer... you don’t realize how dangerous a cute little 6-year-old can be when they are out of control. Before we adopted my son, at 6-years-old he threw a chair at his Kindergarten teacher and tackled another student, then pinned him under a desk he shoved over on to the boy until several teachers could drag him off, because the other boy borrowed his pencil.

They’re all cute and innocent, until they’re not.

Help Blues
Help Blues

All the poor officer was doing was his job!!! This should have taught the young girl a lesson that you can NOT hit and hurt others, and if you do, there are consequences. If she had consequences for her bad behavior at home, this may have never happened. It starts at him, then gets transferred to school. She wasn’t hurt, she hurt others. Period

MamaD79
MamaD79

@Help Blues and it shows the rest of the unruly ones, they can get away with whatever they want! Just maybe, if there were MORE of these "incidences", there would be less thugs on the streets when they "grow up"!

MamaD79
MamaD79

@AdoptiveMum exactly! And I just wonder how many of the POS TRASH thugs on the streets now, were so "innocent" 🤦 SMDH

MamaD79
MamaD79

@kkat I LOVE your story. I had one similar, but he was a couple years older (around 15, now almost 41) my oldest son was riding around with some kid, that was known to steal car radios, mine wasn't doing the stealing, he was in the back seat, and police knew it, so I got a call from an Officer to pick him up, I said "no, can you act like you are arresting him, and keep him overnight? ", He did and long story short, about 30 years later, same son applied for the Police academy, and when his recruiter didn't say anything about that "arrest" to him, he called me and I told him what we did.......needless to say, there was a pretty long silence on the other end of the phone, and then he busted out laughing and said "that was the best ever".......so, all these years he really thought he had a record, but after that incident, he never did another thing wrong. And now, I am proud to say that, I have been the proud Mama of that LEO, since 2011! 💜👮‍♂️🚔🇺🇸💜🙏


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