Lawyer arrested for leaving kids in car to handle court case

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RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a lawyer has been arrested for leaving her children in a car while she handled a case in court.

Local news media report that Kimberly Bandoh was arrested Thursday after she left her 2-year-old and 3-year-old boys inside a locked car in the Riverdale Municipal Court parking lot. Police say the children were left in the car for nearly 30 minutes.

Bandoh is a former magistrate judge in Clayton County.

WGCL-TV reports that someone noticed two toddlers in the vehicle and alerted an officer inside the courthouse. Bandoh said the children were hers after the officer brought them inside.

Bandoh was in the courtroom representing a client for about 15 minutes. She is free on bond. The children were unhurt and were picked up by their grandmother.

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