May 9, 2014
A nine-year-old Portland girl was handcuffed and arrested after engaging in a small feud with another girl. She was treated like a criminal and even detained at a police station.
The incident, which took place a year ago at a Boys & Girls club, is garnering renewed interest now that the girl’s mother has come forward to share her dissatisfaction with the police review of the case.
“I’m just a mother at the end of her rope,” said Latoya Harris, the girl’s mother, in a statement to The Oregonian. “I’m going to advocate for my daughter, but no child should have to go through that.”