Mother Faces Manslaughter Charge
An arrest warrant has been issued for manslaughter for former long beach police officer Cassie Barker in connection with the death of her daughter Cheyenn Hyer.
Three-year old Cheyenn was found dead in Barker’s patrol car last Friday.
Authorities believe she was left in the car for around four hours while barker visited her then shift supervisor Clark Ladner.
Both have since been fired.
No warrants have been issued for Ladner’s arrest.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam tells News 25, this is not the first time, Cheyenne’s mother and former Long Beach officer, Cassie Barker, has left the child unattended in a car.
Sheriff Adam says in April of 2015, a passerby notified Gulfport police when they saw Cheyenne alone in the parked vehicle while her mother shopping at a strip mall.