Tallahassee PD felony stop a toddler


Of course, there is more to the story.

#UPDATE TPD is providing an update to the press release regarding a small child being involved in a traffic stop. Body camera footage and a statement from Chief Michael DeLeo can be viewed. The original video by the citizen is first, then the video shows Chief DeLeo speaking about the incident. The body worn camera footage shows the officers’ actions in the incident. The gun located in the vehicle was actually a pellet gun.

“This video footage captures the compassion demonstrated by our TPD officers during an intense situation. I’m very proud of their actions and appreciative of the work these men and women do each day to keep our community safe,” Mayor John Dailey said.

Original Press Release January 17,2019:

On Thursday afternoon, January 17,

2019 around 4:30 p.m., Tallahassee Police officers were called to Bealls Outlet located 3240 Capital Circle Northeast in reference to a shoplifting. Information was received from the store regarding one of the suspects having what appeared to be a gun in their waistband. Based on this information, the Loss Prevention officers did not stop the suspects, but provided TPD officers with a description of the suspects and their vehicle. Officers arriving on scene were able to stop the suspects in the parking lot and detain the individuals inside the vehicle which was a blue pickup truck.

Chad M. Bom and James W. McMullen were charged with the theft from Bealls Outlet.

The Tallahassee Police Department was made aware of a video of the incident circulating on social media. TPD is currently reviewing the incident and the body worn camera video from the incident.

Arrested:

Chad M. Bom Age 34

Charge:

Petit Theft 2nd Degree pursuant to Florida Statute 812.014(3)(a).

Arrested:

James W. McMullen Age 38

Charge:

Petit Theft 2nd Degree pursuant to Florida Statute 812.014(3)(a).

Bodycam

A passerby’s video of Tallahassee Police making a shoplifting arrest Thursday showed a toddler climbing out the driver’s side door of a pick-up truck and walking barefoot with her hands up over her head toward officers with their guns drawn.

As the video ricocheted around social media and concern mounted, TPD released two body camera videos in response Friday evening that provide a fuller picture of the incident. It shows the officers talking with adults and working to get the toddler and an infant who were in the cab safely away from the vehicle.

While people in the video said the police were “holding the gun at the baby,” body camera footage shows officers lowering their weapons as they take a man into custody in the parking lot of the Bealls store on Capital Circle Northeast.

Chad M. Bom and James W. McMullen were arrested in the parking lot of the Bealls on Capital Circle Northeast on shoplifting charges. Store employees reported the theft and said one of the suspects had a gun in his waistband.

Footage from 10 body cameras was reviewed said TPD Chief Michael DeLeo.

He said the toddler unexpectedly got out the pickup truck and imitated her parents, who were suspects, walking toward officers with her hands raised.

“Are there any other adults in the car?” the officer asks.

“No sir,” the man replies. “Just my 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.”

The officer tries to coax the girl to come to him, and her mother who was on the scene, and allows the man to join in an attempt to get her away from the pickup truck.

A second video shows an officer and the children’s mother retrieving an infant from the back cab of the truck

“The body camera footage shows the officers’ concern for the children and their compassion as they permitted the mother to care for the children,” DeLeo said. “The mom, who is a suspect, asks an officer to hold her 2-year-old as she retrieves the infant from a car seat.”

A gun was found in the back seat during a search of the truck, but it was a pellet gun, DeLeo said.

The videos show that there are different perspectives of an incident that caused concern among citizens, he added, and “justify the investment in body-worn cameras, the importance of all the facts and the professionalism of your officers.”

“I am proud of how officers handled the situation, how they adapted when they became aware of the children, the level of concern and compassion they showed to the family.”

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey said the contrast of the videos shows officers working with their community.

“This video footage captures the compassion demonstrated by our TPD officers during an intense situation,” he said in a statement. “I’m very proud of their actions and appreciative of the work these men and women do each day to keep our community safe.”

The original story

The Tallahassee Police Department is reviewing its officers’ body camera footage after a video posted on social media showed a young child exiting a shoplifting suspect’s vehicle at gunpoint.

In the minute-and-a-half long video taken Thursday, a toddler can be seen climbing out the driver’s side door of a pick-up truck and walking barefoot with her hands up over her head toward police officers who have their guns drawn.

While people in the video said the police were “holding the gun at the baby,” It is unclear whether officers pointed their guns at the child as they arrested Chad M. Bom and James W. McMullen in the parking lot of the Bealls on Capital Circle Northeast on shoplifting charges. Store employees reported the theft and said one of the suspects had a gun in his waistband.

TPD spokesman Damon Miller said a review of “the whole stop itself and everything involved in it,” was underway but no Internal Affairs investigation has been launched.

TPD was working on posting additional videos of the incident but is working through the redaction process and culling videos from all the officers at the scene.

“It’s a very tedious process,” he said. “Everyone that’s seen it on Facebook has only seen one point of view.”

Good job, Honey-Boo-Boo.

Sadly me thinks that baby has done this before.

Stop breeding if you can't afford children. Fuck.