Police officers busted down the door of an Arizona home with guns drawn to remove a sick, unvaccinated toddler whose parents refused to bring him to a hospital
- Arizona police officers with tactical gear and guns drawn busted down the door of an Arizona couple’s home last month because of a 2-year-old boy with a fever.
- A doctor had previously told the child’s mother to take the child to the hospital, but the parents refused, saying the child’s temperature had gone down and they feared getting in trouble for not vaccinating the boy, The Arizona Republic reported.
- The Chandler Police Department released the officers’ bodycam footage on Thursday, which shows officers trying multiple times to knock on the parents’ door and phone them, until eventually breaking down the door.
- Police said the parents are each charged with one count of child abuse, and the children remain in state custody.