Auburn, WA – It’s no secret that 2020 has brought on some hard times to many in our nation. One officer in Washington recognized a mother’s need to care for her children and opted to show kindness and empathy rather than follow the letter of the law.
Officer Nicholas King of the Auburn Police Department was dispatched to a report of a shoplifting at Walmart. The store security was holding the mother, who has not been identified, in their office for attempting to shoplift children’s clothes and food.
When he arrived, he saw that the mother, who he’d recognized from around town as a homeless woman with five children, was attempting to get out [...]