(NBC News) With the debate over corporal punishment heating up, some parents who want to spank their children are asking the police to supervise to make sure they won't get into legal trouble.
A 42-year-old man called the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office in Okeechobee, Florida, on Monday to request that an officer be present when he punished his 12-year-old daughter who had gotten into a violent argument with her sister.
"(He) wanted me to stand by while he spanked her with the paddle… I stood by as (he) spanked (her) 4 times on her buttocks. Since no crime had been committed, this case is closed," the responding officer wrote in the incident report.
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