The family has filed a $10-million lawsuit for damages!
A video has surfaced of Arizona PD violently approached a couple who’s adolescent child had walked out Family Dollar with Barbie doll. Police were called and found the alleged victims at an apartment complex near buy when officers approached the vehicle threatining to kill the family while brandishing weapons.
The video show Phoenix Police officers pulling their guns on a family during a confrontation over an alleged shoplifting incident has now gone viral.
It was a disturbing video of a family being stopped by Phoenix Police that caught the attention of the nation. Now, 22-time Grammy Award winner Jay-Z is stepping in. The hip-hop mogul has hired attorney Alex Spiro to join the family’s legal team – pro-bono. They’re planning the file child neglect complaints against the officers caught on camera.
According to FOX 10 News, the video shows an officer pointing his gun at Iesha Harper and her 4-year-old daughter who had allegedly taken a doll from a Family Dollar on 32nd St. and McDowell. Police reports state that the family said they were scared to stop until they got to their apartment complex.
“The minute the video came to our attention, we began an internal investigation,” __ said. “I can’t go into the details and we want people to understand that we take allegations of misconduct very seriously.”
According to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, she apologize to the family and community, saying she’s sick over what the video shows, calling it “completely inappropriate and clearly unprofessional. 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.”