ATLANTA – Police reported they have arrested three people today just about a thirty day period immediately after a disturbing social media article was brought to investigator’s attention.
Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18, Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 19, and Brittney Monique Mills, 35, had been all charged with cruelty to youngsters. Richards-Nwankwo faces an extra charge of battery.
“We’re really happy with these arrests but we are happy with suggestions that we got from users of the neighborhood aiding in this and how speedily they had been capable to jump on it,” said Sgt. John Chafee, Atlanta Law enforcement Office.
Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo (remaining), Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer (heart), and Brittney Monique Mills (appropriate)
Atlanta law enforcement had been first alerted to the write-up “depicting maltreatment of a juvenile” on June 17. Within 24 hours, investigators stated they were capable to find the juvenile and all those involved. The boy or girl was positioned into protective custody with the Georgia Division of Family & Little ones Products and services.
“The behavior in this social media publish was challenging to observe and is certainly unacceptable. We are appreciative of the range of individuals who flagged this circumstance with us and for those people who supplied information on the locale exactly where it took position. Our investigators labored difficult to discover those concerned and to assemble the proof necessary to position just about every driving bars and we are thankful for their operate,” the Atlanta Law enforcement Office wrote in a assertion.
Investigators said the video which was posted in June shows a young man with the phrase “ga-” shaved on the side of his head, and also displays people today yelling at and hitting the young man. In accordance to the police report, anyone in the video clip was yelling at the boy, “You however undertaking homosexual s—. You assume I minimize this in your head for no cause?”
“Investigators ended up manufactured informed of a video posted on social media that depicted a young male abused and it appeared that he was getting abused simply because of his sexual orientation,” mentioned Chafee.
FOX 5 has selected not to demonstrate the disturbing video or url to it on the web.
“This was a hard video clip to check out. When you see a person, you know, I have a child, and when you see a young particular person staying abused like this, I mean this is just so unneeded. It was difficult to observe. And I imagine with a good deal of the investigators it was the exact same way,” reported Chafee.
“There is a good deal of perform that goes into the back again… into the history of these conditions since we do not want to just, ‘Okay, I this is the person and I am going to go forward and cost them.’ We got to existing evidence in court otherwise our charges indicate almost nothing,” mentioned Chafee.
Warrants had been taken out for all three people and have since been arrested this week.
“This 1 came with each other with the way it should really. Men and women noticed one thing mistaken, they introduced it to our focus, and our investigators jumped on it and acted quickly,” explained Chafee.
All a few were being booked into the Fulton County jail.
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