When she arrived, Taylor says, officers were already at the school.
“We were led into a room I’m assuming to discuss the situation. 然而, what happened previous(ly) to lead up to where we were at that moment was never explained to me. I really didn’t know what was going on at that point in time,” 泰勒说.
She wasn’t allowed to leave that room and only saw her daughter at a distance when a police car drove off as Taylor was escorted outside, the mother said.
Taylor said she doesn’t believe the drawing was the sole motivation for her daughter’s arrest and race played a role.
“I was stripped of my rights as a parent and my daughter was stripped of her right to protection and representation as a minor. There was no understanding of diversity, African-American culture and the history of police involvement with African-American youth. My daughter and I are traumatized from these events and I’m disheartened to know that this day will live with my daughter forever,” Taylor said in a statement earlier this week.
The ACLU is giving the school and the police until November 8 to respond to their demands.
The Honolulu Police Department told CNN on Tuesday it was “reviewing the letter and will be working with Corporation Counsel to address these allegations.”
A spokesperson for the Hawaii DOE said the agency did not have a comment at this time.
CNN reached out to Honowai Elementary School but has not heard back.