Updated: May 3, 2014 6:33AM
A Griffith woman has been charged with neglecting a child after a police officer who pulled her over Friday for a traffic violation learned that she had left her 2-year-old daughter home alone.
Latasha J. Redmond initially told the officer that a neighbor was with her daughter, but the officer thought Redmond’s response was evasive and offered her a ride to her apartment, 1511 N. Arbogast St., police said.
As they were walking to her apartment, the officer heard a young child crying and discovered that Redmond’s daughter had been left alone, according to police.
Redmond told the officer that the girl had fallen asleep, and she didn’t want to wake her when she left to pick up another child at school.
Ruth Ann Krause