Mom Arrested for Letting Kids Play Outside
Tammy Cooper was sitting on her lawn chair, enjoying a nice day in the sun, watching her kids play on motorized scooters in the cul de sac right outside her home in La Porte, Texas. Her family’s activity wasn’t any different than any other family across the country.
But that’s when things drastically changed. A LEO pulled up and told her that a neighbor had complained that her children were unsupervised. He then arrested her for child endangerment.
Her children, ages 6 and 9, threw themselves around the officer’s legs and begged him not to arrest her, telling him she had done nothing wrong.
And indeed, she hadn’t. Her charge was dropped, but only after she spent time in jail… an experience she described as “humiliating.”
Fortunately, Tammy Cooper is suing the La Porte PD, her arresting officer and her neighbor. We wish her the best in seeking justice.