SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) — Two police officers are facing disciplinary actions after a video shows them harassing and arresting a 5-year-old child.
Video of the January 2020 incident was released late last month.READ MORE: Drive-Thru Mass COVID Vaccination Site Opens At Ripken Stadium Thursday
The child had wandered away from a Montgomery County elementary school.
It shows Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon pushing the child into a patrol car while he is uncontrollably crying.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorms Watch Issued, Then Temperature Drop Expected
Then, back at the school, the officers are shown once again yelling at the 5-year-old and one officer places handcuffs on him and tells him what would happen if he was arrested.
The police chief says he cannot give many details due to the investigation.
Montgomery County Council and the school superintendent say they were not made aware of the incident until the child’s mother filed a civil lawsuit in January.MORE NEWS: Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Baltimore Man Who Died After He Was Struck During A Police Chase Last Spring
While the officers were disciplined, they are still on the staff.