Video: Officer Handcuffs 5-Yr-Old Child for “Not Listening” to School Principal

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MIAMI, FL — “Let me show you. I’m going to show you what happens so that you can understand,” said Officer Paul Gourrier as he handcuffed a 5-yr-old child and yanked the child’s ear.

The officer is a 22 year old veteran of the Miami Police Department and the person who was cuffed was a five-year-old kindergarten student at Eneida Harter Elementary School at the time.

The pre-schooler had been fighting with another child over a toy when his teacher took him to the school counselor Margarita Fernandez’ office.

She says he was playing around in her office, un-phased by how much he had upset the other kid – not uncharacteristic for children that age.

That is when Officer Paul took matters into his own hands.

He asked the Feliciano boy if he knew what could happen to him if he continued not to listen.

When the young boy said a simple “no”, the officer handcuffed him and walked him out of the counselor’s office.

A school security guard says Paul then took the boy to the school’s front door and pointed to his police cruiser.

He told the boy he could end up in jail if he continued misbehaving.

The boy’s father, Hector Feliciano, learned of the incident when the two were on their way back from school.

Hector says he had intended to deal with his son in his own way.

However, there was more to officer’s senseless action – the kindergartner said Paul had pulled his ears too.

When confronted by the school’s principal, the policeman coolly admitted cuffing the kid.

In a later investigation he also said he wanted to teach the kid a lesson.

Counselor Fernandez says the Feliciano boy had some continuing issues with the other boy.

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  • The Best Bully

    Handcuffing kids as young as 5? Public school is a fucking joke.

  • TexasForLife

    Well, when departments only hire people who score “retard” on the intelligence tests, is it any surprise that this happens?

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      Correction, they must score “Psychotic Retard” to qualify…..

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  • christine

    When really, REALLY bottom-of-the-barrel stupid things are done, you can always count on it being Texas or Florida. They take the Blue Ribbon for Morons!

  • Anita Gill

    Oh the ignorance.
    He didn’t bully the kid, the cop was trying to curtail his misbehavior. No wonder kids are growing up with the attitude they can do whatever the fucking please.

    • sceezone

      WTF is going to be learned by a five year old by putting him in cuffs? sheezus, you can’t be serious.

      • Anonymous

        Nothing. I agree, it’s just ridiculous!

    • qweztionz5

      and with bootlickers excusing their every criminal action no wonder pigs think they don’t have to obey the law!

    • ParishM

      obvious cop sucker and badge bunny !

    • Anonymous

      Quiet down copsucker!

    • It is “Protect and Serve!” It is NOT “Keep in Fucking Line, Citizen!”

      Obedient boot-licking pant-shitters like you are why we are at this level of lunacy in dealing with our police force.

      Wake. The. Hell. Up!!!

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    video doesn’t play… well… the ad plays… but not the content. this site does that a lot. i don’t like that shit.

  • diamondmask

    Until those in charge of these cops start firing them or taking them off the streets, this will continue. Obviously this cop is a bully and gets off showing his power, even to a 5-year-old. Or until we as a society say no more, If there is a problem with the two boys, it takes two to tangle and maybe the school counselor needs to work on both of them.

  • christine

    The really, REALLY stupid people live in Texas and Florida.

  • Leland Whitehouse

    This is a law suit plain & simple. Money, money, money.

  • police state

    He. Should have been fired, Not a tap on the wrist.