The Mississippi Cop That Arrested A 10-Year-Old For Peeing Behind His Mom’s Car Has Been Fired


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While the department issued an apology, apparently that wasn’t enough. Three days after the incident, Senatobia police chief Richard Chandler issued a statement saying the officer had been fired after an “internal investigation.” Insider says that Chandler initially agreed with officers decision.

The statement also says that the other officers involved will receive extra training in how to handle juveniles. Meanwhile a Gofundme started by a group for Black Mississippian empowerment was started for Quantavious and his family and has raised nearly $10,000 after it was discovered the family was having food and housing issues.

Chandler initially stood by the officer’s decision to refer the boy to youth court because the officer saw him committing “acts that would be identical for an adult under identical circumstances” and deemed him “in need of services.”

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That ridiculous arrest that resulted in a 10-year-old Black child being placed behind bars for public urination in Mississippi shockingly ended with some accountability for the arresting officer. Business Insider reports that the department that employed the officer announced that he’s no longer employed with the department.