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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Shocking video shows Arizona police officers forcing their way into a home to remove an unvaccinated toddler who had a 105-degree fever after a doctor reported his parents to authorities

A shocking video shows the moment Arizona police forced themselves into a home to remove an unvaccinated toddler who had a 105-degree fever. 
In the video, the officers from the Chandler Police Department are seen kicking down a door to the home with their guns drawn and holding what appeared to be a police shield as they entered with caution.   
The officers were at the home to remove the two-year-old boy after a doctor reported his family to the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS). 
The doctor feared that the child had meningitis, when he actually had an upper respiratory infection.  
A shocking video shows the moment Arizona police forced themselves into a home to remove an unvaccinated toddler who had a 105-degree fever.
A shocking video shows the moment Arizona police forced themselves into a home to remove an unvaccinated toddler who had a 105-degree fever.
In the video, the officers from the Chandler Police Department are seen kicking down a door to the home with their guns drawn and holding what appeared to be a police shield as they entered with caution. The officer on the left is standing behind the shield
In the video, the officers from the Chandler Police Department are seen kicking down a door to the home with their guns drawn and holding what appeared to be a police shield as they entered with caution. The officer on the left is standing behind the shield
The officers were at the home to remove the two-year-old boy after a doctor reported his family to the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS)
The officers were at the home to remove the two-year-old boy after a doctor reported his family to the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS)
According to ABC 15, the naturopathic doctor told DCS that the child had not been vaccinated after his parents brought in him for a check-up in February with a fever of more than 100 degrees.  
The doctor then told the parents to take the child to the emergency room, but his fever broke after the doctor's visit, so they never went. 
When the doctor found out that the parents never took the child to the emergency room, he called DCS. 


DCS then called Chandler police to check on the child. 
According to ABC, the boy's father refused to let police inside the home.
The officers returned a short time later with a search warrant and forced their way into the home after the family didn't respond to their orders.
State Representative Kelly Townsend, who helped get legislation passed that requires DCS to get a search warrant to remove children from their home in a non-emergency situation, condemned the incident. 
The naturopathic doctor told DCS that the child had not been vaccinated after his parents brought in him for a check-up in February with a fever of more than 100 degrees. When the
The naturopathic doctor told DCS that the child had not been vaccinated after his parents brought in him for a check-up in February with a fever of more than 100 degrees. When the 
State Representative Kelly Townsend (pictured), who helped get legislation passed that requires DCS to get a search warrant to remove children from their home in a non-emergency situation, condemned the incident
State Representative Kelly Townsend (pictured), who helped get legislation passed that requires DCS to get a search warrant to remove children from their home in a non-emergency situation, condemned the incident
After seeing the footage she told the station: 'That is not the country that I recognize'.  
'At that point who now owns control over the child?' asked Townsend. 
'And it seems like we've given that now to the doctor and the parent no longer has the say or they risk the SWAT team taking all of your children and potentially the newborn.'
Townsend said that 'we need to admit this situation was a mistake' and focus on other cases where there is actually 'neglect' and 'abuse'.

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