Prosecutor says he regrets seeking arrest warrant for 9-year-old that stole chewing gum

Prosecutor says he regrets seeking arrest warrant for 9-year-old that stole chewing gum. (12160):

POST FALLS — Prosecutors in Post Falls, Idaho had police arrest a 9-year-old-boy who failed to appear in court to answer charges he stole a pack of gum.

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said he now regrets that his office sought the arrest warrant. The boy was arrested and released Jan. 9.

“After reviewing the file today, I have concluded that my office’s request to have an arrest warrant issued was a mistake under the circumstances,” McHugh said, referring to a statement his office issued Monday. “I regret this having taken place and will do everything in my power to avoid this type of mistake in the future.”

In an interview, McHugh said prosecutors sought the warrant because the boy had missed two court appearances.

Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug said the boy was accused of taking a pack of gum this summer.

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1 thought on “Prosecutor says he regrets seeking arrest warrant for 9-year-old that stole chewing gum

  1. “Are there no work houses or prisons for these people?
    “If they are going to die, let them do so and relieve us of the excess population.”
    Charles Dickens in “A Christmas Carol.”

    This judge should be removed from office. Men like him are part of the excess population.

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