A mother says her daughters were wrongfully arrested over the weekend

BOSSIER-- - Pamela Martin is outraged after her two daughters were arrested at the Boardwalk Saturday night.
 
"About 1:30 my nieces came and knocked on the door, she was shaken up, and she said they had taken my girls to jail," says Pamela Martin, Mother of Two Girls Arrested at Boardwalk.
 
Martin says when her daughters first got to the Boardwalk, they were approached and given a flyer by boardwalk security, informing them of the juvenile curfew.
 
That curfew states if you are 16 or under you cannot be at the boardwalk after 8-pm without a parent or legal guardian.
 
A short time later, the girls were approached again. 
 
"They told them we are going to the arcade. This was only at 7 something. By then they got tired of them bothering them and they went into Ihop and called for their ride. When they got out of Ihop they were arrested around 7:15/7:30," says Martin.
 
Sunday morning, Martin received a call from the group home saying she could pick up her kids Monday at the Benton courthouse.
 
"I saw my babies and they were shackled from their wrist to their feet, like they were criminals. They've never been in any trouble. People in Vivian will tell you these are some good kids," says Martin.
 
Martin says the way her daughters were treated is disheartening after she's raised them to respect law enforcement.
 
"Don't you ever disrespect the law. Whatever they tell you to do, you do it. I know that boardwalk has tapes and I know it's proof there and that's why I'm pressing this issue," says Martin.
 
And adds now she and her daughters have to deal with the negative consequences.
 
"My baby girl, she doesn't even want to go into the bathroom by herself. She says she thinks about that cell door closing," says Martin.
 
Martin says she will be filing a complaint with the Bossier Police Department.
I reached out to Bossier Police and they could not comment on the specific events, but did say they will have a thorough investigation into the situation surrounding the arrests.
 
Louisiana Boardwalk communication said they don't know if the girls were doing anything wrong to be asked to leave, but they will ask juveniles without a parent to leave the premises if they see them walking around or hanging out.

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