Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

By Aura Bogado May 08, 2014

Portland’s Citizen Review Committee heard testimony Wednesday from Latoya Harris, the mother of a nine-year-old who was arrested by two officers in Oregon a year ago. 

According to KOIN 6 News, the child was wearing a wet swimsuit when she was handcuffed, placed into the back of a cop car and taken into custody at an adult jail, where she was held in isolation. Police arrived to Harris’s home and arrested the child on suspicion of a fight with another child at a community center a few days previously.

Harris is also taking legal action against the Portland Police Bureau.