The entire incident is very BIZARRE. The St Louis cop is Cassie Barker, and she has has been identified as the mother of Cheyenn Hyer – the toddler left alone in the patrol car.
Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said that Cheyenn was left in the patrol car for four hours while Barker “was visiting” with Long Beach patrolman Clark Ladner.
Bass said Ladner did not know Cheyenn was in the car while Ladner and Barker were inside.
Chief Investigator Glen Grannan said Monday deputies have learned Barker was involved in an unrelated incident which resulted in her having to go through the state Department of Human Services “so she could have her child back.” The incident involved the same child.
Grannan said investigators are “going through the proper legal protocols to get all the information I need.”
Long Beach Police Chief Wayne McDowell said Barker and Ladner are on administrative leave with pay