A shocking video shows the moment Arizona police forced themselves into a home to remove an unvaccinated toddler who had a 105-degree fever.
In the video, the officers from the Chandler Police Department are seen kicking down a door to the home with their guns drawn and holding what appeared to be a police shield as they entered with caution.
The officers were at the home to remove the two-year-old boy after a doctor reported his family to the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).
The doctor feared that the child had meningitis, when he actually had an upper respiratory infection.
According to ABC 15, the naturopathic doctor told DCS that the child had not been vaccinated after his parents brought in him for a check-up in February with a fever of more than 100 degrees.
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The doctor then told the parents to take the child to the emergency room, but his fever broke after the doctor’s visit, so they never went.
When the doctor found out that the parents never took the child to the emergency room, he called DCS.
DCS then called Chandler police to check on the child.
According to ABC, the boy’s father refused to let police inside the home.
The officers returned a short time later with a search warrant and forced their way into the home after the family didn’t respond to their orders.
State Representative Kelly Townsend, who helped get legislation passed that requires DCS to get a search warrant to remove children from their home in a non-emergency situation, condemned the incident.