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Black mother says decline in post-home birth medical care ends with about 15 policemen pointing guns near baby

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The couple did not want the hospital to draw the baby’s blood. “We said no, ”said Kayla Love. “We prefer that our son be cared for by a private doctor. I don’t want your services. Reserve the right to deny “. It’s unclear how things escalated, but at one point they were asked if Kayla had hepatitis. A social worker and a representative from the Los Angeles Police Department also asked the couple about the alleged domestic abuse in the home, Love and Jones told NBC Los Angeles. “The officer said, as a mother, she said, don’t you care about your daughter? Don’t you want to answer these questions and get this over with?” Love said. As Love and Jones had already explained, they did not want the help and decided to leave the hospital with their son, the news station reported. They went to home. “Between 10 and 15 officers approached our house and pointed guns at me while I was holding the baby,” Jones said. “After a health and wellness check-up, what they claim to be”. Love and Jones are planning legal action, they told NBC Los Angeles.

The hospital said in a statement that the news station obtained: “When there are concerns about the health and well-being of a minor, our medical staff have an obligation to report such matters to the appropriate social welfare authorities so that they can investigate the safety of the family environment.”The couple and their state senator Sydney Kamlager questioned the real cause of such concern. “USC is in my district,” Kamlager told NBC Los Angeles. “I’m waiting for a call from them. LAPD obviously serves my district. I’m waiting for a call from them.”

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Kamlager has been defending the couple on social media since he received news of their fight. “The last time I checked, blacks were successfully having babies and have been doing so for generations,” the Democrat said in a video posted on Twitter Monday. “And we were not only taking care of our children, but we were also taking care of everyone else’s children, so stop answering us that we live by pointing guns in our faces and threatening to kill us and our children.”

The police department referenced Kamlager in a statement to NBC Los Angeles:

“On July 12, 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) learned of a social media post from California State Senator Sydney Kamlager alleging that LAPD officers pointed their guns at a father and his new baby. Los Angeles police immediately reviewed the facts and circumstances of this incident, which also included reviewing videos of body-worn officers.

It was revealed that on June 27, 2021, LAPD officers responded to the 800 block of West Adams Blvd, Regal Trojan Student Housing, at the University of Southern California after a radio call was created to meet with a worker. Los Angeles County Department Social. of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

DCFS asked responding officers to conduct a wellness check on a baby after the mother recently gave birth and left the hospital with the child against medical advice. After officers met with the social worker at the scene, they escorted her to an apartment. An adult male inside the home refused to open the door and allowed them to check on the baby’s well-being after he was repeatedly asked to do so by the social worker, officers and an LAPD supervisor on the scene.

When officers entered the apartment, they were concerned for his safety as they cleared the apartment for threats and made sure the man inside was not armed. The adult man was briefly detained but none of the occupants were arrested. The baby and the mother were not in the same room as the adult male and guns were never pointed at the mother and child.

No crime report has been completed for this incident. The Los Angeles police have launched a personal complaint to address the allegations raised by the social media post. A Los Angeles Police personnel level command officer has contacted Senator Kamlager to provide details of this incident. The Los Angeles Police Department strives to treat all people with dignity and respect and we will continue our commitment to transparency while ensuring the safety of our officers in turbulent and dangerous situations. “

Kamlager said that after speaking with an LAPD representative, his questions were left unanswered. Someone told me that this was complicated, it is not, “he said in a cheep on Wednesday. “It’s only complicated when you’re black and you demand agency in your life. The baby is healthy. The guns and the ram are finally gone. The wives are out, but questions remain. Like the demand for change. “

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