Police Knock Down Family Store and Take Kids in overnight Raid After the police knocked down a family store, officers took three kids from their parents in an overnight raid. All of the children inside the house were then placed in separate foster care homes. When the public learned the reason, authorities quickly fell under scrutiny. The Arizona Department of Child Safety in the Chandler Police Department in Chandler, Arizona, drew criticism after police conducted an overnight SWAT team style raid where officers knocked down a family’s door and took their children after being removed. The three kids inside were placed in separate foster homes, but separating the siblings isn’t the biggest reason.
The response quickly drew scrutiny. The raid was allegedly conducted all because an unvaccinated toddler had a fever. According to the family, the two yearold little boy spiked a fever of 105 degrees.
Around dinnertime. His pregnant mother took him to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Tempeh, where the doctor became concerned because the child was unvaccinated. Fearing he could have life threatening meningitis, the physician told the mother to take the boy to the emergency room. Although she initially agreed, the unnamed mom later changed her mind about taking the boy to the hospital when he began laughing and playing with his siblings. After leaving the doctor’s office, she rechecked his temperature and saw that it had allegedly dropped.
With a boy’s temperature returning to close to normal, the mom called the doctor around 06:30 p.m.. And explained that her son was better and that she no longer wanted to take him to the Er, the Arizona public reported. Allegedly, the mother was also expressing fear of getting in trouble with the Department of Child Safety DCs because the child wasn’t vaccinated, but she was assured that wouldn’t be the case. The unnamed mum reportedly once again agreed to take the toddler to the Er, but after 3 hours, the hospital called the doctor to report that a child never arrived. When the mother didn’t answer her phone, the doctor called the Department of Child Safety.
Dcs then called the police requesting a welfare check on the toddler. Officers arrived at the family’s home around 10:30 p.m.. And knocked on the door several times, but the parents refused to open it. According to police reports, the boy’s father told officers that his son’s fever broke and that he was fine. Dcs then told police they were seeking a temporary custody notice from a judge in order to take the sick toddler for emergency medical aid.
The temporary custody order was granted around midnight based upon the court order, the intent of the DCs to serve the order and exigency to ensure the health and welfare of the child. The decision was made to force entry to the home if the parents refused to respond to verbal requests, the police report read. After consulting with Swad and police, Criminal Investigations Bureau officers returned with a warrant and knocked down the family’s door after 01:00 a.m. With gunstrawn. Surveillance footage seen here was released by the father and shows the officer’s use of force, the family’s attorney said.
Such violent use of force should only be reserved for violent criminals, Fox News reported. Although police admitted there was no criminal incident and neither parent was arrested, the Department of Child Safety obtained temporary custody orders for the sick toddler’s two siblings. All three children were removed from the home and placed with separate foster care families while DCs conducted a review of the kids grandparents to see if they could be entrusted with the care of the children. In the meantime, both parents were being forced to undergo psychological evaluations and complete a family reunification plan before officials would consider returning their children to them. The case quickly drew outrage from both parents, advocates and legislators who are furious over the way it was handled.
All because of a fever. It’s absolutely ridiculous, the family’s attorney said. The imagery is horrifying. What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family with a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor, Republican State Representative Kelly Townsend said, criticizing the raid. At that point, who now owns control over the child and it seems like we’ve given that now to the doctor and the parent no longer has to say or they risk the SWAT team taking all your children and potentially the newborn.
Lori Ford, a member of the Department of Child Safety watchdog group called Arizona DCs Oversight, also seemed to agree. The DCs had no right to bust into this family home and take their kids, she said. But now they, the DCs have control of this family. Those children are traumatized and all over a fever that wasn’t even a fever anymore when they went to the hospital just like parents said. If you liked the video, Please give it a thumbs up and consider sharing it with someone who may find it interesting.