My child (whom is 15) and his six friends (whom are about the same age) were detained at a park for being at the park after hours. Once Minors are detained, do they have the right to call their parents? The officer denied my son and his friends from doing that. Even while we were calling him, they did not allow him to pick up the phone.
Also, if minors do not consent to a search, are they still allowed to search them? The officers said they were looking for 7 juveniles in the area. However, whey they spoke on their radio, they said they had 4 detained, and had found THE 4, does this mean they are lying to us about our children matching the description?
As you can tell it was a messy situation, in the end they let our children go, only because on of the other children had answered the phone and put it in his pocket so his parents could hear the situation and get over there immediately.
The officers also said that our children were talking back, when clearly on the recording you can only hear the kids answering their questions, one kid was even yelled at for calling the deputy officer instead of deputy.
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