UK Police Arrest Teenage Autistic Girl for Making Homophobic Comment About Officer's Appearance
A 16-year-old British girl with autism was recently arrested by West Yorkshire Police after making a comment about a female officer's appear...
British Teen with Autism Arrested for Comment about Officer's Appearance
A 16-year-old British girl with autism was recently arrested by West Yorkshire Police after making a comment about a female officer's appearance. The incident was captured on video and uploaded to TikTok by the girl's mother.
Disturbing Arrest of Autistic Teen in Leeds
In Leeds, UK, a mother recorded a disturbing incident where her 16-year-old autistic daughter was forcefully arrested by West Yorkshire Police. The mother claims that the arrest was made on the grounds of her daughter's alleged homophobia. The incident was captured on video, showing an officer aggressively grabbing the girl. The mother also mentioned that her daughter had made a comment about someone being a lesbian, comparing her to her grandmother. The footage has raised concerns about the use of force by the police and the treatment of individuals with autism.
Mother's Experience with Reduxx
According to a tweet by REDUXX, a mother named Nikita Snow shared her experience with Reduxx, stating that her child was held in custody for 20 hours without knowing the charges. The mother mentioned that her daughter hid under the stairs and apologized to the officer, but the officer insisted on arresting the teenager.
Concerns Raised about Arrest of Autistic Individual
In this news snippet, a woman is heard expressing concern that someone is going to be arrested. She mentions that another unit is on its way to the scene. The woman explains that the person being arrested has autism and is currently in a cupboard, unable to leave. She pleads with the other person present to stay and not take any action. The woman argues that the person being arrested made a comment about being a lesbian, but clarifies that the person's grandmother is a lesbian and married to a woman, so the comment was not meant to be homophobic.
Arrest of Girl with Scoliosis in West Yorkshire
In West Yorkshire, a girl with scoliosis was taken into custody by the police, as captured in footage. The incident occurred without the girl being read her rights or the police having a warrant or invitation to enter her home. The girl fell to the ground and grabbed her shoulder during the arrest. After being held for 20 hours, she was released pending further inquiries and advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Definition of Homophobic Hate Crime
The U.K. law defines a homophobic hate crime as any incident or crime that is perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person because of their sexual orientation or transgender identity. This definition includes incidents based on the victim's perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity.
Police Caution against Jumping to Conclusions
The West Yorkshire Police have cautioned the public against jumping to conclusions based on a video circulating on social media. The department emphasized that the video provides only a limited perspective of the incident and stated that they will be reviewing the body camera footage of the officers involved. They urged people to avoid forming judgments solely based on the social media video.
Teenager Arrested for Homophobic Public Order Offense
A teenager was arrested in West Yorkshire on suspicion of a homophobic public order offense. The police statement mentioned that the teenager seemed to be intoxicated and was putting herself at risk. The statement also emphasized the police's commitment to the welfare of young people in custody and their stance against abuse towards officers and staff.