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Uproar after police kick in door to take child with a high fever from parents

Uproar after police kick in door to take child with a high fever from parents

A doctor in Arizona called the Department of Child Safety after the child’s parents did not follow medical advice to take the sick child straight to the emergency room.

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Arizona police officers forcibly removed 2-year-old boy with fever from home, video shows

An Arizona lawmaker is questioning a local police department’s use of force in removing a feverish child from a home after a doctor reported the parents to the state’s Department of Child Safety.

On Feb. 25, the mother of a 2-year-old child, who is not vaccinated, took the child to a naturopathic doctor with a fever of 105 degrees, ABC Phoenix station KNXV reported.

The doctor instructed the mother to take the toddler to the emergency room as soon as possible, but since the child’s fever later broke, she took him back to their home in Chandler, about 25 miles southeast of Phoenix, instead, according to a statement from the Chandler Police Department.

When the doctor learned from the Cardon Children’s Hospital that they parents never showed up with the child, she called Arizona DCS, who then contacted the Chandler Police Department for assistance, an incident report shows.

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