Tallahassee police were arresting a couple associated with shoplifting when the disturbing film was caught and posted on Facebook by a concerned onlooker.
Since the suspects were reportedly a*med, the police were furnished with pistols and rifles.
The video indicates cops surrounding the vehicle outside a retail store in Florida, as per daily mail.
After the kid’s dad was detained by police, the video shows the strained moment the little one clambers from her seat and out of the vehicle while cops keep their weapons trained on the truck.
In the video, a voice says: She’s trying to get out but she can’t because she’s little. She is out. Oh, she’s holding her hands up. Oh my God, look at that. Oh my God. They’re still holding the gun at the baby,’ says one person watching it all unfold. The other says ‘No, they’re holding the gun at the car.
Police permitted a lady, allegedly the mother, to hold her and the other child as they dealt with the circumstance.
TPD Chief Michael DeLeo said footage from 10 body cameras was reviewed, according to Tallahassee Democrat.
Police have released bodycam footage on the City of Tallahassee Police Department Facebook page demonstrating the efforts made by officers to be caring towards the children in the strained situation
TPD Chief DeLeo said: The body camera footage shows the officers’ concern for the children and their compassion as they permitted the mother to care for the children,’ DeLeo said. The mom, who is a suspect, asks an officer to hold her 2-year-old as she retrieves the infant from a car seat. I am proud of how officers handled the situation, how they adapted when they became aware of the children, the level of concern and compassion they showed to the family.