On Friday, May 31, 2024 in the early 2:00 p.m. hour, Atlantic City, New Jersey business owner and activist John Exadaktilos observed La'Quetta Small and her expensive, taxpayer-paid vehicle (a luxury black Chevy Tahoe) at The Home Depot in Absecon, New Jersey.

La'Quetta Small irresponsibly parked her assigned taxpayer-paid vehicle in two handicapped parking spaces.

La’Quetta Small is not a disabled person and she had no legal right to park in a designated handicapped parking space.

Exadaktilos promptly reported La’Quetta Small to the Absecon Police Department. Two police officers responded while Small was still on the scene.

It’s all captured on police body worn camera video.

An Absecon police officer asked La'Quetta Small, "Is that handicapped placard for you"?

La'Quetta Small clearly answered, "yes... yeah. OK," she turned and started to walk away from the police.

The Absecon police officer asked "do you have the card that goes with it." Small said "No."

Small said the registration card was in her personal car, "a Range Rover" located in Cherry Hill.

The Absecon police officer said “that's ok, if I give you my email address could you take a photo of the registration card and send it to me."

Here is the law in the state of New Jersey as it relates to parking in a handicapped parking space.


Court records also confirm that La'Quetta Small has been ticketed six other times for parking offenses from 2011 to 2019.

The police officer asked La'Quetta Small to "do me favor, in the future your mother has to be with you if you're going to park in a handicapped spot."

Small can be seen and heard on the Absecon Police body cam saying, “I can’t catch a break.”

The Absecon police officer was incredibly polite and patient with La'Quetta Small during the police incident.

La'Quetta Small also faces serious, unrelated child abuse criminal charges as follows:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3 separate counts of disorderly persons simple assault.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small is criminally charged with:

  • 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 3rd degree aggravated assault
  • 3rd degree terroristic threats
  • disorderly persons simple assault.

La’Quetta Small is scheduled to appear in Absecon City Municipal Court on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. for the handicapped parking issues.

The Smalls’ also faced another court date regarding the child abuse charges on June 17, 2024.

However, this Small court appearance has been adjourned, and the case now heads to a grand jury presentation.


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