Thursday, April 19, 2012
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Milledgeville's acting police chief, Dray Swicord, said Tuesday that he stands by an officer's decision to handcuff an elementary school student for safety Friday after she allegedly threw a tantrum.
Swicord said the arresting officer is not under investigation for his actions.
Meantime, the girl's parents are trying to rally community support.
The parents said they're meeting today with local activists and ministers. Oscar Davis Jr., who identified himself as a community activist, said they plan to get attorneys involved and they plan to contact activist Al Sharpton. Read More
Note: Favourite part of the article — "They took the child to the police station where she was charged with simple assault and damage to property. Because of her age, she will not be prosecuted. "