Florida lawmaker files bill to prevent arrests of young children

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SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Central Florida state senator filed a bill to prevent young children from being arrested after national outrage was sparked when two 6-year-old children were arrested last month.

State Sen. Randolph Bracy, of Ocoee, filed SB 578 last week. The bill would prohibit law enforcement from arresting children under the age of 11.

“When I read of the arrest of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle here in Orlando, I was shocked and dismayed to learn that no existing Florida law precluded this counterproductive response to normal childhood behavior,” Bracy said.