(WHAS11) – A decision in Douglas County, Nebraska juvenile court on Monday aims to reunite a family.
They were separated because of a video of the toddler cursing.
The police union says it’s an example of how the cycle of violence is passed from one generation to the next.
An investigation led to the toddler’s grandmother Kimberly Devers losing custody of her grandson and her daughter, the toddler’s mother.
In a court session Tuesday, a judge ordered the toddler’s mother and grandmother to go to counseling and other state programs in order to regain custody of the toddler.
The police union says the pattern of behavior it wanted to emphasize is only to showcase a problem.
"We're not here to broad brush-stroke families, but we do see a generational issue, especially as it relates to gangs and violent crime here in Omaha," a police union rep said.
The court’s action gives the arrangement four months to work out.
If it does, custody could be returned to the family and the case would be closed.