Parents could face jail time for their kids’ crimes


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – There is a new push by DeKalb County police to go after parents when their kids commit crimes after curfew.

Channel 2’s Sophia Choi exclusively talked to police about what prompted the move.

One big reason: Police said juvenile crime is up and they’re no longer playing around with parents who don’t control their kids.

Police said they decided to rethink how they handle juvenile crimes after four teens broke into the Candler Road Pawn Shop and stole $9,000 worth of guns in November. Police arrested the teens and charged them with burglary. But because of their age, they’re already released.


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