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Charges dropped against toddler’s mom

By Matt Montgomery
editor@piedmontnewsonline.com

A Piedmont mother was charged with a $2,500 fine because her 3-year-old son was caught urinating in public, but the charges have since been dropped at the advice of the Canadian County District Attorney.

Piedmont Police Chief Alex Oblein said none of this was really necessary and could have been handled in a much better manner.

The mother and grandmother of the young boy came to the police station and said they thought the officer’s conduct was poor and wanted to fill out a complaint.

This story was soon picked up by major news networks statewide, and Oblein said if the situation would have been handled a little bit better than things would have never escalated the way they did.

However, at the end of the day, Oblein had already been in contact with the DA all day long and had the charge dropped from $2,500 to $1,000 to nothing.

“I just think things should’ve been handled differently,” Oblein said.

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