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-- -- -- second -- on the docket today a mom who tries to teach your kids a lesson and ends up in handcuffs herself.
Melissa -- could not control her children.
Ages one minute and three.
So she decided to call for some back up from 911.
Do you think I heard he can't.
I hit it but yeah.
You need to they're not lift clean and -- and they need to laggards back.
And they need -- and that people and not fire -- And that's why I can have authority.
Amy color and that -- and we cannot scare kids.
Well they did come out however to arrest and charged her.
For child neglect and other things because things went downhill when they got there.
Joining me now to discuss -- defense attorneys -- these -- and Steve raiser both are also former prosecutor.
Wow so she got more than she bargained for as the mother of a three and a one year old actually my daughter's almost two.
I understand sometimes you frustrated and they're not the best listeners.
But boy oh boy in this case I don't know that the apple fell far from the tree and -- start with you on this Randy.
Tell us first of all what happened when the cops showed up and what she got charged with.
Well when the the police showed up they were treated to an apparently visibly visibly intoxicated woman.
With a one year old and a three year old in -- Apparently this woman was also on probation should not have been drinking things escalate from there when the police actually go to a restaurant because the statute sets.
If you acted in that are likely to be injurious meaning we don't have to wait for tragedy we ought to wait for drunk woman to fall -- with a cigarette burning house down.
And killed two kids -- the police see that they can arrest her for child neglect.
She wasn't happy about that she tried to -- -- beating -- the police so she was also charged with assaulting a police officer.
That's what happened.
That's a problem beating the police office is a problem that's gonna get you arrested every time so let's put that one on the side -- -- -- we can all agree you did you hit a cop you're gonna get arrested.
But the child abuse -- the child neglect charge Steve.
On what do they base that and it is it neglect -- to be in your home drunk with two young kids.
Buy it could be I mean if she's not taking care of the children because she's intoxicated and that certainly could lead to.
A child abuse or neglect charge.
I could also get -- checked the services involved.
And there's not really enough facts because we don't even know if there's anybody else in the home I don't know if that's been made clear are not issues the only one -- -- -- -- able to care for kids.
Then there would be a basis to possibly raster on that charge however I think we need to look at the beginning of this situation here and whether or not the police.
Because what happened here is she an absence was calling the police for help it was a stupid phone call it's one that she shouldn't have made.
And it was a misuse of government to resource is however was that her -- her intent was to get help.
Now did the police in responding by going to her house in order to arrest terror for making that phone call was that not a bit.
Draconian they over reactor Randy.
Well I think the easiest way to to perform that analysis is let's pretend for a moment that the 911 operator took it upon herself to say you know a lot.
There's nothing going on here lady have a nice -- and no police show up and the woman does fall asleep with a a lit cigarette in her hand.
And birds -- half -- -- -- -- kids -- gets into the car with their kids.
Drives drunk and -- them what had a conversation would we be having right now.
About the lack of response by the belief that so I think that's the way to go to the appropriateness.
Of the police behavior.
I I think Randy I think you're looking at this the wrong way I mean this was not a typical situation where you have an individual calling 911 and reporting that there was a problem at -- house that you're.
Here that she was.
Deteriorating in that controlled the situation I got to leave it that cover up against our great thank you we'll be right back.
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