According to one parent and one Arkansas Police officer, the solution is to taser the kid. Granted, she sounds like a little hellion, but I cannot see that a fully-grown man, who is a cop to boot, cannot subdue a 65-pound kid without resorting to a taser......
First of all, a kid throwing a tantrum and/or refusing to bathe is, to me, NOT a reason to call police.
Officer Dustin Bradshaw was called to the home by a woman complaining that her daughter was being unruly and refusing to go to sleep. Bradshaw wrote that when he arrived at the home, he found Kiara Medlock "balled up in (sic) the floor crying and screaming."
After watching her mother attempt to get Kiara into the bathtub with little success, Bradshaw took the girl into the living room and threatened her with jail. That didn't settle things down. At some point, Bradshaw claims Kiara's mother told him to "taser her if I needed to."
Second, a tantrum is, to me, NOT grounds for threatening to jail a kid.
This was a purely domestic issue between child and parent. I don't think the cops should even have been called on this one.
The mother who suggested tasering the kid is in the same league as this joke of a cop.
Good thing she "stopped resisting". Gee. A 10-yr-old girl. If she had NOT stopped resisting, that poor cop could have been maimed.....or worse
The child, not surprisingly, "immediately stopped resisting and was placed into handcuffs. She would not walk on her own and I had to carry her to my police car."
Did anyone stop and think that perhaps a wee spanking might get the job done???