Case Dismissed Against 11-Year-Old Black Boy Arrested For Public Urination

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The case against the Mississippi child arrested for urinating in public has been dismissed.

On Monday (February 5), attorney Carlos Moore announced that there was no longer a case against Quantavious Eason, now 11.

Quantavious was arrested for urinating in the parking lot of a Senatobia courthouse in August 2023. The child was sentenced to probation and ordered to write a book report on late NBA star Kobe Bryant.

“Judge Rusty Harlow ruled that Eason is not a child in need of supervision, effectively dismissing the Tate County Youth Court petition against him,” Moore said in a statement.

According to Quantavious' mother, her son urinated behind her vehicle while she was visiting a lawyer's office in Senatobia, Mississippi on August 10. Police officers witnessed the incident and arrested the 10-year-old. He was put in a police car and taken to the station.

Police said they didn't put the child in handcuffs, but his mom said he was put in a jail cell.

Following Quantavious' sentencing, Moore said he filed a motion in Tate County Youth Court, requesting that the case be dismissed or taken to trial.

“We cannot in good conscience accept a probation agreement that treats a 10-year-old child as a criminal,” Moore said. “The terms proposed are not in the best interest of our client, and we will take all necessary steps to challenge them.”

Terms of the probation agreement included submitting drug tests to a probation officer, a bar on the use of weapons, and an 8 p.m. curfew for the child.

“It’s just a regular probation. I thought it was something informed for a juvenile. But it’s the same terms an adult criminal would have,” Moore said.

One officer involved in Quantavious' arrest was terminated roughly 10 days after the incident.

“The officer’s decisions violated our written policy and went against our prior training on how to deal with these situations,” the Chief of the Senatobia Police Department previously said in a statement. “As a result of this investigation, one of the officers involved is no longer employed, and the others will be disciplined. We will also have mandatory Juvenile training department-wide, just as we do every year.”

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