Police officer fired after writing $2,500 ticket for peeing toddler

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By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) A police officer slapped a little toddler, who was trying to pee on his front lawn, with a $2,500 fine, according to press reports.

Now, officials of the Oklahoma City Police Department, said that they fired the police officer, who wrote the $2,500 fine to the mother of the three-year-old boy for urinating in the front yard of the family home.

Piedmont City Manager Jim Crosby said on Tuesday, that Officer Ken Qualls was fired on Friday, after a hearing on the charge of $2,500 fine for public urination issued to Ashley Warden, when her 3-year-old son, Dillon, dropped his pants and urinated in the front yard of his family home.

Police Chief Alex Oblein said that the charge was amended to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but the District Attorney's Office of Canadian County refused to initiate proceedings against Warden.

Oblein said that the charge was not appropriate for the situation. Crosby said Qualls plans to appeal the decision to a court in Piedmont.