Cops in Atlanta announced the arrest of three people almost a month after a disturbing post on social media post was brought to the attention of investigators.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, 18-year-old Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 19 -year-old Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, and 35-year-old Brittney Monique Mills were all charged with cruelty to children.
The trio was arrested after concerned citizens alerted the Atlanta police about a social media post “depicting maltreatment of a juvenile” on June 17. The video shared thousands of times showed the young boy being verbally and physically abused by his alleged family members, with the word “gay” shaved into the side of his head.
Investigators were able to locate the juvenile and all parties involved and placed the child in protective custody with the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services.
“We’re very pleased with these arrests but we are pleased with feedback that we got from members of the community assisting in this and how quickly they were able to jump on it,” Sgt. John Chafee, Atlanta Police Department said.
In a statement released to the media, the Atlanta police department said, “The behavior in this social media post was difficult to watch and is absolutely unacceptable. We are appreciative of the number of people who flagged this case with us and for those who provided information on the location where it took place. Our investigators worked hard to identify those involved and to gather the evidence needed to place each behind bars, and we are thankful for their work.”