Bodycam video shows 6-year-old girl was not taken from school in handcuffs to be held under Baker Act

New body camera video from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showing officers leading a 6-year-old girl out of school to be held under the Baker Act.

In the video, Nadia Falk appears to be calm and under control, holding hands with a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer.

The video shows that Nadia was not taken from school in handcuffs as her mother Martina Falk originally claimed.

Nadia gets into the back of a police car with no hesitation or fuss.

“Do you have snacks?” Nadia asks the officer once in the car.

“No, I don’t have any snacks. I wish I did, I’m sorry,” the officer said. “Next time I see you, I’ll make sure I’ll bring some snacks, OK? But you better be being good next time I see you, OK? You can’t be throwing chairs.

The number of children involuntarily transported to a mental health center in Florida has more than doubled in the last 15 years to about 36,000, according to a 2019 report from the Baker Act Reporting Center.

Action News Jax told you this week, a new bill would establish more consistent rules and bill supporters say it should cut back on the number of children who go through it.

“I think it should only be used as a last resort. And Baker Acting a six-year-old just seems excessive to me,” Florida lawmaker Jennifer Webb told CBS This Morning.

On the other hand, some say the Baker Act is necessary to keep other children safe.


By: ThisIsButter (44151.30)

Tags: Police, Baker act, school

Location: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office