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Police Pull Gun On Parents After Little Girl Takes Doll From Store

Police Pull Gun On Parents After Little Girl Takes Doll From Store

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A Phoenix couple is involved in a $10 million lawsuit with the city after a video showed police officers pulling a gun on them after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly took a doll from a Dollar store.

Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper state that they did not realize that their little girl had taken a Barbie doll from the store until later. After they left the store, they went to drop their daughter off to the babysitter, until they heard a banging on their car window and heard an officer threatening to kill them. They were then surrounded by other cops.

“Our hands are up, we’re just trying not to get shot, trying to stay calm,” Ames said. “He had a gun drawn.”

Phoenix police recently released a video that shows an officer pushing a handcuffed man against the side of a car and kicking his legs. The man is believed to be Ames.

The cuffed man abides by the officer’s commands before he gets picked off the ground and thrown against a police vehicle.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” the man can be heard saying.

One of the officers apparently told Harper, “I could have shot you in front of your f—— kids.”

Ames said they did not hear any sirens or lights to indicate that they were being pulled over. They just saw a gun being pointed at them before the cop even identified himself.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego apologized to the family in a statement on Saturday,
“I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting with a family and young children. It was completely inappropriate and clearly unprofessional,” Gallego wrote in a Facebook post. “There is no situation in which this behavior is ever close to acceptable. As a mother myself, seeing these children placed in such a terrifying situation is beyond upsetting.”

The claim alleges the officers committed battery, unlawful imprisonment, false arrest, and other civil rights violations. The family is asking for $2.5 million for each parent and each child.

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