PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Phoenix Police Department will be facing a $10 million lawsuit in connection with officers' response to a shoplifting call.

A notice of claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, was filed on Thursday morning.

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The documents claim that Phoenix police officers engaged in police brutality and civil rights violations.

The claim said the incident happened on May 29 but police said it was on May 27.

[EXPLICIT: Notice of claim filed against Phoenix PD]

According to the claim, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who is five months pregnant, didn't realize their 4-year-old took a doll from the Family Dollar Store at 36th Street and McDowell Road until they were in the car.

The family drove to an apartment complex near 32nd and Roosevelt streets, where their babysitter lived. A police car pulled up behind them with "no sirens or lights," court documents said.

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"We're talking about a little doll that's worth maybe $5 and the horrors that came from the overreaction to that," said former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who is representing the family.

That's when the family claims an officer went up to Ames, who was in the driver's seat, pointed a gun at him and said, "I'm going to put a cap in your ass." The officer also said, "I'm gonna shoot you in your (expletive) face," the claim said.

Their 4-year-old and their 1-year-old children were in the backseat of the car.

The family claims the officer pulled Ames out of the car, kicked him in the right leg, and punched him in the back. Ames said he wasn't resisting.

"He kicked me pretty hard," said Ames. "I'm still limping."

The officer also pointed a gun at the mother and children inside, the claim said.

Ames and Harper claim they were put into handcuffs and that threats with profanity were made.

"They held guns on these little girls," said Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a civil rights activist. "They held guns on these two parents."

Some of the incident was caught on camera, but the family says five to 10 minutes went by from when officers first approached and when people started filming.

No arrests were made, and no one was charged. 

"After this, me and my daughters will never be the same anymore or feel the same for police because it seems like every police is (sic) out for blood or something. We wasn't (sic) really doing anything," said Harper.

The claim says the car was impounded and Ames' injuries, due to the police brutality, are making him unable to work.

"They just tortured this... father sitting next to me," said Maupin.

The money is based on $2.5 million for each family member.

The Phoenix Police Department released more information on Friday and said officers were at the Dollar Store looking into another shoplifting incident when a store employee told them about the stolen doll.

Police said that officer walked toward the car but it drove off. Then a description of the car was broadcast over the radio and officers found it near 32nd Street and McDowell Road. 

The police report said officers told Ames and Harper to show their hands. One officer said he drew his gun because Ames "began to reach towards the center of the vehicle between the front seats." Harper refused to show her hands because she had the two children in the car, police said.

Police said Harper was "loud, verbally abusive and refused" the commands of the officers while she was being detained. 

Officers didn't mention kicking Ames while his legs were spread.

According to the police report, Ames was interviewed and admitted to shoplifting from the store as well and threw a pair of underwear out the window when he was leaving. 

His car was impounded because he was driving on a suspended license, police said. Ames was cited for driving on a suspended license.

The store didn't want to prosecute because both stolen items were returned, and that's why no charges were filed, police said.

When Harper was interviewed, she said she was scared when police told her to put her hands up and didn't know what to do.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams posted a video to Facebook on Friday afternoon reacting to what happened.

"I, like you, am disturbed by the language and the actions of our officer," said Williams in the video.

She said an internal investigation is underway.

"I stand by my commitment of transparency and accountability as we continue to complete this internal investigation," said Williams.

 


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ObeyLaws

AZFamily - Why ZERO COVERAGE of the story of young female Sacramento police officer slain in the line of duty yesterday?? (Or the other 57 officers who have died in the line of duty this year, for that matter...)

YoureAnIgnoramous

Why is AZfam not talking about the 85,000+ children who died of hunger since Saudi Arabia intervened in the war in Yemen? Why is AZfam not talking about Human Rights Abuses on our own boarder and elsewhere around the world? The reason is because AZfam is a news aggregate site which relies on "clicks" and "views" to generate income, which means they are catering to "trends" as opposed to real-news which curates information much like a prosecutor, ie investigative journalism. AZfam operates like how facebook advertisers tailor specific ads to specific users, you're not going to get the full story here.

Vee Vi

to YoureAnIgnoramous. My comment has nothing to do with race and or politics so please get off you high horse. This has to do with the right and wrongs of this whole issue.[cool]

YoureAnIgnoramous

Your comment was superficial at best, and had nothing to with "right and wrong" on any issue more than it had something to do with vengeance against this particular family. And what for? What are they guilty of again? Driving while black? And by the way this story is ALL about race and politics. Believe it like you believe in jesus. Suggesting this family should have to "pay back" anything to anyone is absurd and, in all honesty, demonstrates how little you understand about due process.

Frank the tank

Feel sad for this beautiful family. I cant wait for them to get paid for all their suffering. Stay strong.. Fire those unprofessional cops

ObeyLaws

tank - This beautiful family of thieves, you mean. Yes, let's reward their atrocious behavior.... Cops acting inappropriately does not cancel out this "beautiful family's" nefarious behavior.

voiceofreason

Look them up https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx its public record.

voiceofreason

For everyone saying, "Fire them"...clearly none of you are familiar with the words: civil servant, due process and discipline matrix. You can't just fire a civil servant, there is a long process and discipline matrix. These guys don't work at Walmart, come on.

BlackBird

The family is out to make a fast buck. the guy that is talking for them wants money to

AnonymousToYou

Let me first start by saying that I am not going to dispute that racial bias exists among police officers, as I have seen people racial profiled and stopped for being black when no crime was committed!! However, in this particular incident we need to focus on the reason the police were in pursuit of these people - - they clearly and obviously committed a crime! The daughter is walking out of the store in front of an adult that can clearly see she is caring a doll in a box that was not bought!! Additionally, the video shows the father shoplifting as well!! If these people were not shoplifting and allowing the daughter to shoplift, the store wouldn't have called the police to begin with!! The police tried to get them to stop when they left the store to discuss the theft with them and they chose to get in the car and flee!! You committed a crime while your children were with you and then refused to obey the commands of police officers and fled with those children, putting them in danger. As a parent you are to protect your children, not put them in harms way because you are too lazy to get up off your butt and get any job you can to support your family!! Are the words from the police harsh, yes they are!! But, had you not fled it would have not been something they chose to do in order to get your attention. They could have shot you and you're lucky to be alive. Take that as a lesson to stop being a criminal and turn your life around instead of trying to get rich by something you only see one sided. Your side is not true either, as you fail to mention you're a known criminal and you were committing a crime that day which caused the police to come to the store and you fled instead of talking to them when they tried while you left the store initially. Of course they're going to follow you, it's their job and it's going to make the situation more heated!!! Take responsibility for what you did and the fact that you provoked this to happen. You and your family are not the "innocent victims" you claim you are. Take a look at all of the videos, not just the one they released first that favors the criminals!! Be an adult, get off your butt, get a job and support your family. Stop committing crimes and this won't happen to you again!! For the innocent victims who truly were shot and killed and/or profiled based on race only and didn't commit a crime or resist arrest etc, that was 100% unfair and something needs to be done about those situations. For those families I have deep sympathy!! However, this is not one of those situations!! Fight for justice when it's needed, but not behind criminal actions by a repeat criminal offender who now wants to try to claim unfair treatment and get millions of dollars!!

Vee Vi

[ohmy] when they filed the intent to sue, AZ needs to put in place leans for pay back of any services they had received of monetary value such as welfare, food stamps, state run child care, unpaid bills, courts bill, old unpaid hospital bills, tickets, medicaid.

YoureAnIgnoramous

Hey Vee, Republicans love morally bankrupt ideas and policies designed with the sole intent of hurting vulnerable communities, denying them due process, etc., that mode of thinking is only a few steps behind the Brown Shirts methodology in dealing with their version of "illegals!!". At this point, the only discernible difference is modern xenophobes don red hats and khaki pants and blame south Americans for an economic system designed to favor the super wealthy. Makes just as much sense as well.

Lund416

Here's hoping this ends up costing this family money and they don't get a penny from this state. Make sure we show them you don't get to come to Arizona and pull this bs & walk away a multi-millionaire. Tired of these people doing everything except working & family planning and expect to get whatever they want.

7777777

Azfamily wheres my post?

Indiana52

Criminals forfeit their civil rights. Period.

YoureAnIgnoramous

Innocent until proven guilty. Due process. The charges were dropped and they haven't been convicted of a crime.. facts and constitutional law apparently doesn't apply if the subject of an investigation isn't a conservative "patriot". AZfam is really good at ignoring nationally trending news and cherry picking stories involving minorities.

docketman

Just the parents showing the kids that is ok to steal...Black trash at its finest

trsalemme

I would love to stay and keep following this thread, but im gonna be gone for a few days to TX to be at another of my kids graduations from boot camp. Toodles!!!

voiceofreason

This was not a "LEG SWEEP" like this new outlet initially reported. When a suspect refuses to spread their feet, officers have to use their foot to spread their leg. The alternative would be to bend over and use your hand and get kicked in the head by the suspect, not so smart. Doesn't this guy have priors for Aggravated Assault on a police officer from last year?? Hmmmm....so maybe the officer was just doing what he needed to do to be safe. As for the Chief and Mayor, it's awesome that NO INVESTIGATION has been completed and she's throwing officers to the wolves without DUE PROCESS. Fast forward to 5 years from now. Our cities won't find ANYONE to take law enforcement jobs, nor will they take any action for fear of being sued and hung out to dry. To the public: be careful what you wish for, you'll be on your own to protect yourselves, I hope that works out for you.

7777777

I agree!!! Well said!

cocobunny

Watch the video. The aunt sees the little girl walk out in front of her with the doll. Then the aunt throws items on the ground. Is the whole family ghetto? Do any of them have jobs? I’m sure we are supporting them via the system. They want millions so the girl can get a better hair weave and lashes. Probably stole that hair too. And the guy has criminal history. But wait, because the cops were white...this is all wrong. If the people were white, we wouldn’t be hearing about this.

Frank the tank

Fire those nasty racist cops!! Give this poor family their millions. They deserve it!

voiceofreason

Which part proves that they are racist, please point out the part where they used expletive racist comments. Oh, wait they used profanity? Do you think if white people committed the same crime and didn't comply, would they use the same F words?

Marley

#BlackShopliftersLivesMatter!

Wherehascommonsensegone

$10million...... ridiculous. Don't want to deal with overzealous cops, how about DON'T STEAL!!! These parents are perpetuating a criminal lifestyle in those children. If that was my kid, I would've marched her back in that store and made her return the doll and apologize for being a little thief. Then she would've received a timeout at home as well, to think about not ever doing that again. But, it's a lot easier to just take stuff and sue, I guess.

Phillup Witgas

ANYBODY on this comment section that does not support the LEOs are a straight up idiot. The LEOs did nothing wrong. And to hear that sorry excuse of a police chief or whatever she is pretending to be is the one who should get fired. She should be standing up for her officers but I think I can guess why she isn't. Flat out shameful. Little freekin thugs got got and did not follow commands. They are lucky they didn't get shot. Wow, 10 mil cuz they wuz cussed at. Oh my goodness. The cops just doing what their mommas should have done, teaching them to respect authority. Little thugs teaching their kids how to steal and dis respect law enforcement. Instead of money they should have their children taken from them and sent straight to jail. Support your police, it is a crappy low paying job dealing with societies worst all day every day like these two so-called human waste buckets. Anybody that thinks these officers did anything wrong are just thugs themselves, and there are a few on this board. Go back to your weed and your internet and if you ever encounter the police, and I'm sure you will here's some advice : DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU TO DO.

ssgma

Thank You We Completely Agree! When we first started watching the video, i said to my son & granddaughter Watch Here we go again another One sided Video, now they will sue try to claim they did nothing wrong, But wait until the Full story comes out! My granddaughter is 12 and she said "why can't people just do what the Police tell them to and they would not get in so much trouble if they could listen and do what they should." These people don't even know What day this actually happened on? Seriously?? The one video I watched I could barely See the woman's Eyes It Looked like she could barely Keep them open! Drugs?? Horne should be ashamed for even thinking of taking this case. Everyone Out for a Quick Buck, so let's be Stupid and Sue BIG! Heck yeah that's what i would do If i thought i could get away with it! Idiots...

HitMe

@Phillup Witgus, thank you. You are a man of reason and intellect. So many people here are using knee-jerk reactions and using the race card, but this had nothing to do with race. It had everything to do with following the laws of society. I agree that LEOs did nothing wrong, and I agree that Phoenix cops have absolutely no confidence in the chief. The chief should back up her officers and find out all the facts before defending the criminals' actions. She is the biggest problem within the Phoenix Police Department, and she needs to go. Anyway, have a great day!

Di

That's the problem to here we go again, do the blacks think they can do thing, an in their own time. That does not warrent getting 10 million. I'd be willing to bet they live off the system now. This is a waste of taxpayers money. Watch your kids!. You think this world is messed up now??? God help us in the next few years.

Gucci$7

You are wasting all our tax money on your IGNORANCE & being a HORRIBLE LAZY MOTHER!!! I feel sorry for you

Gucci$7

Sweetheart your proving your pure ignorance!!! Your obviously a bad mother that doesn’t know how to control your own children. Your garbage & embarrassing as a human to me. Your acting like your uneducated desperate self. Shame on you!!’

Joz

ON 5/27/2019 AT 118 HOURS I RESPONDED TO THE AREA OF NORTH 32ND STREET AND MCDOWELL ROAD IN REFERENCE TO A CALL OF A SHOPLIFTING AT THE DOLLAR STORE LOCATED AT 1630 NORTH 36TH STREET. OFFICER WELCH #9374 WAS ON SCENE AND ADVISED RADIO DISPATCH THAT THE SUSPECT VEHICLE FLED FROM HIM AND WAS WEST ON MCDOWELL ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS DESCRIBED AS A RED HYUNDAI SANTA FE WITH AN ARIZONA LICENSE PLATE CLT5172. I RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION AND TOOK A POSITION ON NORTH 32ND STREET SOUTH OF MCDOWELL ROAD. AT 1122 HOURS I OBSERVED THE SUSPECT VEHICLE SOUTHBOUND ON 32ND STREET. AS THE VEHICLE PASSED ME, I OBSERVED A BLACK MALE DRIVER, LATER IDENTIFIED AS DRAVON AMES AND A BLACK FEMALE, LATER IDENTIFIED AS IESHA HARPER, IN THE BACK PASSENGER SIDE SEAT. I FOLLOWED THE VEHICLE, WAITING FOR AN ADDITIONAL UNIT, SOUTHBOUND ON 32ND STREET AND EAST ON ROOSEVELT STREET. THE VEHICLE ENTERED THE EAST DRIVEWAY TO THE APARTMENT COMPLEX LOCATED AT 3230 EAST ROOSEVELT STREET. THE DRIVER PULLED INTO A PARKING SPACE AND I MADE CONTACT ON THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, AS THE DRIVER'S DOOR OPENED. I GAVE LOUD VERBAL COMMANDS FOR THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE GET THEIR HANDS UP. DRAVON BEGAN TO YELL AT ME THAT HE DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG AND BEGAN TO REACH TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE VEHICLE BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. I DREW MY HANDGUN TO CONTACT READY AND CONTINUED TO GIVE HIM VERY LOUD COMMANDS. DRAVON BEGAN TO COMPLY AND PUT IS HANDS UP ABOVE THE STEERING WHEEL. I COULD SEE AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE IN THE BACK SEAT. THEY WERE MOVING AROUND FRANTICALLY. I GAVE COMMANDS TO IESHA TO RAISE HER HANDS IN THE AIR. SHE REFUSED TO GET HER HANDS UP AND STATED "I HAVE MY CHILD IN HERE, I AM NOT PUTTING MY HANDS UP" SHE CONTINUED TO REFUSE TO PUT HER HANDS IN THE AIR AND CONTINUED TO KEEP THEM DOWN BY THE SEAT. I FEARED THAT SHE WAS HIDING SOMETHING OR WAS REACHING FOR A WEAPON. ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ARRIVED AND DRAVON WAS GIVEN COMMANDS TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND WALK TOWARDS ME. HE COMPLIED BUT WAS VERBALLY LOUD STATING THAT HE HAD DOWN NOTHING WRONG. AS I WAS HANDCUFFING HIM AND ESCORTING HIM TO THE PATROL TAHOE, HE BEGAN TO TENSE HIS ARMS AND TURN BACK TOWARDS ME. I MADE HIM SPREAD HIS FEET AND DID A PAT DOWN SEARCH. HE WAS PLACED IN MY PATROL TAHOE BY ANOTHER OFFICER. IESHA WAS THEN REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS HOLD A SMALL CHILD ABOUT A YEAR OLD AND HOLDING THE HAND OF A SECOND CHILD ABOUT FIVE YEARS OLD. I TOLD HER TO SET THE CHILD DOWN IN THE SHADED AREA. SHE BECAME LOUD, VERBALLY ABUSIVE, AND REFUSED OUR COMMANDS. SHE REFUSED TO GO TO THE SHADED AREA AND REFUSED TO PUT THE CHILD DOWN. THERE WERE SEVERAL PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THERE APARTMENT WATCHING THE INCIDENT, IESHA CONTINUED TO BE LOUD, REFUSE COMMANDS, WALK AWAY, AND NOT COMPLY WITH OUR ORDERS. TWO BLACK FEMALES CAME DOWN FROM THE SECOND LEVEL. IESHA WANTED TO GIVE THE CHILDREN TO THEM. THE CHILDREN WERE HANDED TO THEM AND I PLACED IESHA IN CUSTODY BY PUTTING HANDCUFFS ON HER, DOUBLE LOCKED BEHIND HER BACK, AND PLACED HER IN THE BACK OF A PATROL TAHOE. I LOCATED A BOX WITH A DOLL IN IT IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE VEHICLE THAT MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE WHAT OFFICER WELCH HAD DESCRIBED TO ME. HE RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION AND TOOK DISPOSITION OF THE ITEM. AT 1142 HOURS I READ IESHA HER MIRANDA WARNING RIGHTS. SHE REPLIED "YES" TO UNDERSTANDING HER RIGHTS. SHE STATED THAT THEY WENT TO THE FOOD CITY AND WHILE THEY WERE THERE, HER AUNT DECIDED TO GO INTO THE DOLLAR STORE WITH IESHA'S DAUGHTER. IESHA STATED THAT SHE KNEW THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY MONEY AND WHEN THE CHILD WALKED OUT OF THE THE STORE WITH THE DOLL, SHE KNEW THEY HAD TO HAVE STOLEN IT. WHEN THEY GOT IN THE CAR AND STARTED TO DRIVE AWAY, SHE HEARD THE POLICE OFFICER TELL DRAVON TO STOP, BUT HE DID NOT. IESHA STATED THAT SHE TOLD HIM SEVERAL TIMES TO STOP BUT HE DID NOT AND HE WAS SCARED. SHE STATED THAT SHE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE BUT SHE DIDN'T BECAUSE OF THE CHILDREN. SHE STATED THAT WHEN I CONTACTED THEM, SHE WAS SCARED AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

trsalemme

Now wait a sec~!! you mean to tell me that the cop DIDNT yell at the lady to just drop her kids right there on the hot pavement? Like all of the clueless have been crying about? Say it isn't so>!!!

voiceofreason

You're confusing facts with emotion, don't do that. Most of the people on here want to just hear emotion about how upstanding these people are, they don't want to hear the fact of what the police knew when they intervened.

trsalemme

[thumbup]

7777777

Thank you for your service! I will never understand why people don't comply with what police officers tell you to do! Its a shame people are turning this into a race thing. 🙁

HitMe

It says in the rules that you must turn off your caps lock key to post a comment. I guess you can't read or comprehend very well.

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Agustus Gloop

Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance... There is only one race, it's the human race.

Chris

You know, if they were busy working at their jobs that day, none of this would've ever happened....

trsalemme

Working. Them. LOL Now THAT is funny....

Frank the tank

O my.. I hope they get more than 10 million. Poor family they deserve it. ..bad cops they better get fired

AZ Reader

One thing I didn't see mentioned in the comments: "Some of the incident was caught on camera, but the family says five to 10 minutes went by from when officers first approached and when people started filming." Think about that - the family themselves said 5 to 10 minutes before anyone started filming - and that "some" of the incident was recorded - not all of it. That means that the family (Ames & Harper) spent at least 5 to 10 minutes before the recording started without cooperating. Once someone started recording it, how long was it until the part shown? Were they recording for 1 minute or 10 minutes or 50 minutes? At the very least (per the family), the cops were there at least 7-8 minutes before Ames exited the car (and longer for Harper). It could have been 15 or 50 minutes trying to get them out of the car. The family themselves admit they did not cooperate with the officers at first. If they refused to respond/cooperate for 5 to 10 minutes, possibly longer, the situation will escalate. Someone who has been arrested before (i.e. Ames) would know that - so why did he wait so long to cooperate? I'm not saying the police were right or wrong in their behavior; just that Ames and Harper, by waiting so long to actually cooperate, did not help their own situation.

trsalemme

Its not mentioned, because its common sense and reality. Neither of those make good talking points for many in here. Plus, explaining law enforcement to those that have zero clue is like banging your head into a brick wall.

JF Conlon

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robertscomputer

All those people filming you mean fellow c Xrap low lifes hunkered togeatger like maggots on sxit.[scared]

ThinkingDude

I'm really having a hard time understanding the mentality of the people on this forum that are defending the actions of these cops. It is in all of our best interests (even the police) to make sure that our law enforcement officers are behaving in an appropriate manner. After all, it could be anyone or anybody's family member that could inadvertently find themselves on the receiving end of abuse from one of these rogue cops. All it would take is to be at the wrong place at the wrong time to trigger this abusive behavior.

ObeyLaws

NotThinkingDude - What about making sure our citizens are "behaving in an appropriate manner?" Why do they get to act inappropriately without consequences??

Mingusdad

You are absolutely correct on ensuring people behave in an appropriate manner, but come on, you have to admit that a lot, not all mind you, but a lot of our police officers are very vulgar and very aggressive when dealing with the public. The parents in question are absolute trash no doubt, but that officers actions were atrocious.

voiceofreason

@ThinkingDude, No, it can't be "anyone or anybody's family member" unless you or your family members shoplift? That kind of narrows it down. Not the "wrong place at the wrong time", unless you are stealing underwear, your kid is stealing toys and your wife has multiple warrants.

Ohyeah

Read the report before you think you know anything about what happened. Cops were 100% in the right. The language was the only thing that didn't look good.

essie85

There is more to this story. Dad has a previous shopliftng charge AND an assault on an officer charge from December of 2018 (not condoning the overreaction, but a possible reason for the escalation). $1 doll? If he brought his kids with him to shoplift and put them in this situation, he's seriously equally at fault.

voiceofreason

@essie85 Don't confuse the fact that the father might have a two prior charges for Aggravated Asault on Officers with why the officers were extra cautionary, come on...should it matter that this guy has a history of violence and is now reaching in the center console???

Phillup Witgas

Yeah, good luck with that. Loser.

rwier

It was "Take your kids to work day" in the hood. The doll was home schooling.

ObeyLaws

They'll never collect $10 million - but IF they did - do any of you dullards realize exactly where that money comes from?? YOU.

Anneof1000daze

They not only stole a doll, there were alot of other things. That will come out later. Of course these 2 trouble makers are going to make themselves look like victims. Bottom line. They started it all by stealing 1st. Im so sick of these type of lowlifes. No, not talking color. Talking mentality.

Shredder

Thanks Anne.

Robs

Sounds like the stores this group of shoplifters who also using children should sue them . [huh]

picoleslie30

Join us in protesting Mayor Kate Gallego approval of this policing https://www.facebook.com/events/372802463587114/

NoDotards

White cancer kops doing what they do folks, no surprise here

Mingusdad

Yup you got it. Just like all black men are thugs, all Hispanics are cholos and all Asians are wimpy nerds. You my good man are a racist and an a$$ hole as much as the klan. If you don’t realize that, then congratulations, put on the crown, because you are the king of the a$$holes.

Agustus Gloop

Mingusdad, I applaud you for calling out prejudice and hate when you see it. However, the kingpins of free-flowing hate speech on this site are: Daddy, Dean, ObeyLaws, MyOwnMind, Wazoolie and Nutsplash. Many other names could be added, that play a smaller role. When NoDotards uses "white cancer" it's obvious it's in retaliation to ObeyLaw's unabated use of "brown cancer" anytime the story is about someone that appears Mexican. There are several others on here that also retaliate against the hate of above-mentioned kingpins. I do believe, if the kingpin's hateful rhetoric were kept in check, the retaliatory hate speech would disappear. It's clear this law enforcement issue is of major concern to you I suspect you are an officer of the law or have family members in similar positions. What concerns me the most, as a law-abiding citizen, is the amount of dislike and distrust of law enforcement as displayed by the outpouring of anger following this article. People like NoDotards are sick and tired of the hate speech that flows freely here. I'm sick and tired of it and it's not directed at me. When they perceive an injustice served upon their peers, they lash out, as they have done that here. Sadly, the commenters that spew the most hate and prejudice are also very pro law enforcement. Anybody accused or arrested is guilty, deserves what they get and gets what they deserve. People such as NoDotards sees a direct connection between racist, hate mongers on this site and law enforcement. That visual must be erased and the revenge hate will abate.

Gloop's Husband

Now,now Disgustus. Quit spewing your filth and give hubb his lovin!

YoureAnIgnoramous

I'm against the behavior of a**hole cops, a**hole people in general, but to resort to race-baiting "white cancer vs brown cancer" etc detonates LOW INTELLIGENCE and feeds into the ye old KKK narrative. It's best to just not ever go there if you want to be taken seriously.. Don't stoop to the level of racism AZfam endorses unless you're just a troll like half of them already are. In which case you'll fit in just fine.

HitMe

How can this family think of suing for false arrest when they admitted to police they shoplifted? They only dropped the charges because the store declined to press charges when they received the stolen merchandise back. This does not mean they were innocent by any means. Why is the media not mentioning this? And why is the chief of police not defending her officers? The chief has no respect from her officers, and it's time she look for another job. Phoenix Law Enforcement Association did a poll in which officers voted her as "no confidence" in her ability to lead the department. This guy has a history of assaulting officers on two other occasions, so these officers did nothing wrong except to make sure he didn't do it again. Kicking his leg like that was done to get him off balance so it would be hard for him to hurt another cop. Chief, do your job, or go home.

Nope_urwrong

You are part of the problem. I’m POSITIVE from reading your response that you failed to dig a little deeper, and actually watch the video footage of the arrest. If you had you would have seen your “officers” aiming a loaded weapon into a family vehicle with a mother holding a baby in her arms, and yelling at the father (driver) “get your effing hands up! I’m gonna put a cap right in your effing head” “you’re gonna effing get shot. Get out the effing car” all while children are in the backseat. And you can hear the point plea “don’t point it at my kids” And then once both parents had exited the vehicle. The mother who was still hold her baby was order to “put the child down!” .... in other words lay your baby on the ground so I can continue pointing my gun in your face and excessively abusing my “powers”... and by the way the father complied with everything the officers order him to do including voicing the words “I’m complying sir” all before being body slammed against a police vehicle and kicked unnecessarily. Watch the video, do YOUR JOB, or go home.

Anneof1000daze

Exactly

bobnarizona

Her?????? DO her job??? She is just a figurehead to keep the black community and the females happy. That and her husband is a judge. So guess where the case will be heard??? Got to stick together no matter how wrong they were.

HitMe

I heard this guy has a history of assaulting police officers. If that IS the case, the cops had every right to do what they did. By the time the cops pulled them over, they already knew who he was and acted accordingly. Maupin, the criminal and criminal advocate, and the family, has no case. They admitted to police that they shoplifted and they absolutely knew their child stole a doll. During the news briefs, the part about the guy having a previous record of assaulting cops is not being shown on some stations. Maupin only interjected himself in this case to extract money from this family, of which they will get nothing. Hey family, start acting like non-criminals and this won't happen.

Worldtravel

I live here in the East Valley and from the looks of these comments... people either didn’t watch the video at all OR Arizona is pack with racist. It’s embarrassing. You just done treat someone the way they were treated and those officers should not be patrolling the streets or interacting with the public.

HitMe

Listen up, the guy that was arrested has a HISTORY of assaulting cops, and the cop kicked his leg to keep him off balance so that he didn't have a chance to assault another LEO. You have no idea what it's like to be a cop on the streets, but I have some idea because I have multiple family members who were or are in law enforcement. Cops have a right to go home every day after work, just as anybody else does. The family admitted they were shoplifting, and how could they not know their little girl stole a doll? Of course they knew. Yes, some comments here are racist in nature, however, you cannot take away the fact that the father has a felony criminal history. Go on some ride-alongs with cops as I have done, and only then will you see the dangers LEOs deal with day after day. You are in no position to say these cops overreacted.

Nope_urwrong

No, you listen up. You are part of the problem. I’m POSITIVE from reading your response that you failed to dig a little deeper, and actually watch the video footage of the arrest. If you had, you would have seen your “officers” aiming a loaded weapon into a family vehicle at mother in the passenger seat, holding a baby in her arms, and your “officers” shout to the father, in drivers seat, “get your effing hands up! I’m gonna put a cap right in your effing head” “you’re gonna effing get shot. Get out the effing car” ... this is all while a 4yr old is in the backseat. You can hear the mother pleading “don’t point it at my kids” And then once both parents had exited the vehicle. The mother who was still hold her baby was order to “put the child down!” .... in other words lay your baby on the ground so I can continue pointing my gun in your face and excessively abusing my “powers”... and by the way the father complied with everything the officers order him to do including voicing the words “I’m complying sir” all before being body slammed against a police vehicle and kicked unnecessarily. Watch the video, do YOUR HOMEWORK, before speaking up. This is terrifying the way it was handled. We’re inching towards a totalitarian state. Right now it’s only minorities who are being marginalized but eventually all your false privileges will be stripped away to. Have a nice day @Hitme

HitMe

Aww, you're so cute when you know you're wrong. I watched the entire video, and cops can and will say ANYTHING to get people to comply so that they DON'T get shot. Read that again. Cops don't want to shoot anyone, that's why they use profanity. Pointing a gun is absolutely within a cops right to do if the father has assaulted two cops on two different occasions. You, sweetie, are obviously not a cop, but I would suggest you go on a few ride-alongs to see the stuff they have to put up with on a daily basis. Again, cops have a RIGHT to go home unhurt and alive every day, just like you. So, while you sit in your armchair warrior recliner, try looking at this from a law enforcement angle and stop with the knee-jerk reactions, because you know nothing about the laws or what's it's like to be a cop.

Nope_urwrong

Exactly. These people are commenting on a terribly written article by David Baker. And have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. They’re uninformed and piggybacking off of hear say. In today’s society no one takes the time to get the facts. Everyone just wants to be the FIRST to comment. Tragic @hitme

TRUMP supporter

They are just trying to supplement their welfare.

JustinP

First off, why is city being sued? Nothing here to indicate improper procedure was recommended. City should sue back and win. Second, if cops didn't do anything incorrectly (it sounds like a game of he said/she said so who can tell) then they should sue back. Third, if you do have issues with your legs after someone kicking them out, and you COMPLIED with all cop orders, then the insurance company for city should pay for partial loss of legs, that would be 50k max.

Nope_urwrong

Do your homework. Find the actual video footage of the arrest. All your questions could be answered if you simply took it upon yourself to dig a little deeper than just accepting David Baker’s flimsy article as factual. But you don’t care that much do? Who has the time? Thanks for your comments and questions @JustinP and by the way the father voiced the words “I’m complying sir” while holding his hands in the air... that still didn’t stop the cop from body slamming him against the police vehicle and kicking him unnecessarily.

JustinP

I finally saw the video @nope. Without the audio. I agree it looks very fishy and needs to be investigated. I am sure they do not train cops that way. Again, IF an investigation finds an issue with the cops, then the most the guy should get is 50 or 100k PERIOD. And, if there is an issue with the cops, the cops should be fired UNLESS it is in training to treat people like that (and then the trainers and person higher up who signed off on that training should be fired IF it occurs as you stated). If the cops are the ones that did this, then THEY should be sued. On the other hand, if not, then they should counter sue the people. My understanding from other news outlets is there was more than a doll taken and it was taken by the adults. So... probable cause for an arrest was there (it sounds like). That said, reasonableness in arrests is required. Cheers

Jessica523

By examining the comment section there are 2 things FOR SURE: 1. The cops are a racist and retarded as the citizens of AZ 2. I'M GLAD I DONT LIVE IN ARIZONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mingusdad

Not too many racist cops or citizens. The few we have just like to run their mouths here. Bet there are some where you live too. By the way, before you trash my home state in a comments section, learn how to spell. And we are forever grateful that you do not live here as well sweetheart.

Wayne kenoff

Mingusdad Are you kidding me? Not too many racist citizens??? Pink skins here hate Hispanics! They assume every brown person is an illegal. Don’t tell non-Arizonans that this state isn’t racist because it’s bull

Mingusdad

Nope. Wrong again buck wheat. White people are not the problem here. Racists are the problem. And I hate to break it to you but racism is not just for whites. You called us pink skins. Not very pc there bub. We also have a problem with respect for authority and for each other. I have not defended the cops actions one time. He was extremely unprofessional and disrespectful to this family. But persecuting an entire profession because of one persons actions is not the right thing to do. Nor is judging an entire state as racist because of a few troll commentators here. Individuals like you sir cause more problems than solutions.

1stupidsailor

We're glad virtue signaling morons aren't as prevalent here as well, stay in whatever cesspool you're holed up in.

gouchr

!! I'M GLAD YOU DON'T LIVE HERE EITHER !!!!

Tony

We're glad too. You must be bored out of what's left of your mind to post in a venue in which you don't live. Try the New York Times or better yet the Los Angeles rag.

TRUMP supporter

You must be an inbreaded hillbilly.

HitMe

I'm super glad you don't live here, too!!!!!! Psst: turn your caps lock off; it's a requirement when you post a comment here.

Agustus Gloop

Arizona's Family Knights of Righteousness seems to have a PR problem. Most your member's posts today got a little testy, and some racial prejudices bled through. I'm thinking you all Need to attend that diversity training workshop offered by Daddy at his White Knights compound.

Mobullets1969

Seems like the people in Arizona is as ignorant as these police officers by these comments.

Kitkat Lady

While I do not agree with the amount of anger exhibited by the one policeman, have we forgotten just what started this whole episode? A 4 year old child who thought it was okay to take something from a shelf and keep it without paying for it. Did they give it back with an apology or did she get away with it? Was she disciplined properly for stealing? Did the police know ahead of time of the father's pending charges of assault against other police? Before public opinion thinks it s ok for this family to sue for millions they don't deserve, let's not forget the genesis of the problem -stealing is not okay!!!

ThinkingDude

So you think that a child stealing a doll merits having the child's family terrorized and brutalized by the police? Of course it was wrong for the child to have taken that doll and perhaps the parents should have done more to make sure the child knew that she did something wrong, but the police were way, way out of line on this one. This family was completely terrorized by these officers and they deserve whatever damages the court decides to give them. The taxpayers will inevitably have to foot the bill for the inappropriate actions of these officers, but maybe this will inevitably lead the taxpayers to demand more accountability from the police.

msconnie

Ignorant, inbred, knuckle-dragging scumbags with badges on power trips. Holding guns on toddlers is low even for pigs. As for you low life white supremacists agreeing with the pigs, go kill yourself.

BCNative

AZfamily left this article up all day so that trash arizona public can drag these people in the comment section.

Fritz

If they don't win the lawsuit they could just steal the money from somewhere. Maybe they could even cut their attorney in on it.

Bobbyj

https://newsone.com/3854295/police-police-department-video-lawsuit/ Yeah the officers were 100%, they are scumbags, should be fired and locked up.. pussies with badges.. No way that should happen unless you are arrested somebody that have just murdered 25 people. Wait... only if they are black ..

Djamz

Bobbyj thanks for sharing that video link it really shows what’s wrong with law enforcement. These are the ones (police officers) that make the good police officers look bad. Those a-as hole cops should be thrown in jail for assault

Mingusdad

Everyone involved in this is a braying jack a$$. The lawsuit is pure money grab by trashy people who probably ignored the cops commands looking for a pay day. I fully support our police, but I think this one and several others need to take it down a notch. Lay off the energy drinks a little and show some restraint and respect that you demand of us.

Bobbyj

Did you watch the video when they were in the car? If not shut up Kkk.

Mingusdad

Whoa there black panther. Maybe you need to learn to read at a fifth graders level. I never made a racist comment. I said they were all stupid. The cops and the parents both.

Wazoolie

👍👍👍👍

NavyJR

Their 1st action,upon finding the doll, should have been to return it with profound apologies for NOT monitoring their kid in someone else' property! Then they should've offered to pay for the doll, if there was any damage whatever to it. Next should have been complying with any requests from the store management, about reporting and follow-up on the crime. As for the CLAIMED police actions, it's their word against the cop's apparently, and did that dude resist or in some other way behave threatening as so many of them DO?

Agustus Gloop

I've started writing my new book, "Cute and Silly Sentences Typed by the Anonymous Commenter at AZFamily." Tally, so far, of cute and silly sentences shows the Arizona's Family Knight's of Righteous in the lead. 99 out of a 100 silly and cute sentences are posted by AFKR members. Example: Article about helicopter crashes into New York building, pilot killed. AZRepublican (AFKR member in good standing) commented and I paraphrase, "New York needs another 9/11 so they can be reminded what Muslims are really like." This straddles the line between cute and silly, but definitely cute or silly. Book is coming along great, so fast thanks to endless supply of silly and cute quotes from AFKR [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

trsalemme

AG, go to Soundcloud.com. Search themoj0

Gloop's Husband

Now get back home and stop proving you’re an ignorant 5th grader.

Agustus Gloop

Who is this? An imposter. My husband Scooter, knows I made it past 6th grade and dropped out in 7th grade.

YoureAnIgnoramous

Hey O'shun, thanks for your thoughtful commentary, it's good to see there are those who try to remain impartial to evidence in the face of such systematic and reckless trolling/bullying. -- I too feel a well regulated Police is necessary as they work along side Health Care facilities to save lives on a daily basis, but humans are not infallible creatures, the Police and those who argue on their behalf make mistakes every day as well. More importantly, they are not trained well in deescalating situations and often pick fights with civilians. -- Public Servants should never be put on a pedestal otherwise the well-to-do morally corrupted few see themselves as, obviously, 'morally justified' when they steal your money, ABOVE the law, who then act as judge/jury/executioner and are likely to commit and promote inhumane acts around our globe, as well as cover up/pardon any crimes committed by their subordinates. Be it the Police or congress person or a sitting President. And according to the Constitution, NO ONE is above the law, STARTING with those in high places, DOJ policy notwithstanding. -- If a sitting President can get away with obstructing a FISA warranted investigation into CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE, receive a pardon and a medal honoring his "great work" in inflating our deficit and handouts to the wealthiest, certainly a corrupt cop see it as their cue to justify their inhumanity as well. -- In my opinion, the south is rising again, except this time with a little help from the Kremlin... We're in a state of Cold War, version 03.03.14 and AZfam won't talk about it. They want to talk about "Thugs" "Mexican Rapists! and "MAGA". I like to call it White Noise, cause they only want to distract you from more serious issues.

Agustus Gloop

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Arizona's Family Knights of Righteous are getting tuned up in a major stomp down. Good job, so proud of you Arizona's Family, my family, tears in my eyes. Wish my late father could witness this.

Wayne kenoff

This is the ultimate-comeup. Why can’t I be a victim of police brutality??[crying][crying]

Azazel

Seeing all the knuckle dragging, racists comments that get on this rag, I wouldn't be surprised if the police were just as racist and getting a kick out of threatening a black family. Good ole Arizona, you just refuse to change, huh?

O'shun Godess

The more we as Human beings Drift away from Compassion for Humanity, the more we accept & adjust to what's wrong in exchange for what's Right. I see a minor confusion & innoscent child, whom was not aware of items in a store which was not free take it. Children don't know certain things unless we teach them. (A simple misunderstanding) Once the unaware parents had left and the police became involved, the situation went from a simple misunderstandings to a dangerous & bias arrest followed by excessive force. Yes it is a stressful job & a very dangerous one at that to be a police officers. Outside of their uniform they All are still Regular people. Yet way to many transfers their personal emotions, & psychological beliefs, more than their TRAINING into their careers. This why minor incidents often turn deadly: homicides of civilians suffering from mental health issuse, being black Hispanic or Muslims. The world has changed into a pschological Warfare of blind leading blind and misguiding poisoning of the minds. It all relates to the very first murder in the bible story of two brothers Came & Able.

Shredder

Came & Able? Huh?

ThinkingDude

I hope that this family wins the full 10 million. If Phoenix doesn't hold their officers accountable for their unprofessional behavior, then perhaps hitting them in the pocketbook will provide a little incentive to start doing so in the future. Police officers are there to serve and protect their communities, not terrorize the people they should be protecting.

Ohyeah

Yes, I too hope they win this money without having the full story of what actually happened. I don't care since i don't live in Phoenix, so it's not my tax money they will be getting. Idiot.

Agustus Gloop

Oh Yeah???????????? No name calling. Against house rules.

Shanghaimagic

You're definitely not a thinking dude. You think the Police "have their own money", ridiculous and uneducated. It's the taxpayers that will suffer, its our money. So we as taxpayers should pay for this? You are crazy.

ThinkingDude

Then maybe the taxpayers should put some pressure on our elected officials and police department to make sure that some positive changes happen so they don't get sued in the future.

1stupidsailor

Net taxpayers don't enjoy paying out for the ghetto lottery, speak for yourself.

1stupidsailor

Lol. "ThinkingDude". No doubt a self described intellectual. How many fedoras do you own?

docketman

When they got in the car and discovered the doll, they should have immediately return to the store instead of driving off to the babysitters. Doesn't matter if the doll was 5.00 or $500. Typical trash going after ghetto $$$$

YoureAnIgnoramous

Racism is thriving here at AZfamily. An all-in-one-news-aggregate site dedicated to clickbait journalism where "stories" are permitted via corporate think tanks, as opposed to REAL JOURNALISM which uses EXPERT investigative techniques to uncover systemic corruption, build legal cases, to keep the powerful in check by speaking truth to power and using evidence based arguments. -- Azfamily controls the Arizona news cycle with story's of petty crimes, often with subjects residing out of state, otherwise mostly cherry-picked "stories" that perpetuate the false narrative of racial-division while simultaneously ignoring real, ONGOING NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS AGAINST THE STATE. -- According the Mueller Report, Trump potentially Obstructed Justice eight times, yet AZfam's prioritizes promoting a narrative of small time crimes so AZsimpletons can more easily regurgitate canned "MAGA" slogans that fit their bigoted POV.

Fritz

No such thing as real journalism nowadays. If you believe there is then you've been drinking a lot of KoolAide for a long time. Have you read the Mueller report? I highly doubt it. What about the transcripts from all the congressional testimony related to the Mueller investigation that's occurred over the last two years? There is no way you've read those. Lastly, have you read the inspector general reports related to the Mueller investigation? There's not smokers chance that you've read them. But here you are anyway preaching away with your bigoted ignorant vomit. BTW, the only people I've found that actually bother to find and read source material are Trump supporters. My guess that you are an older person that has no clue how to find information that will verify that what you are being told it true or your an emotional young person who lacks the intelligence to do so... Another source of info is FOIA requests but that would be WAAAY over your head even though their are millions of them published out there... You people who buy into media tripe are so clueless its laughable.

Wazoolie

Yet you’re here commenting FOOL. Racism appeals to you, it excites you and Gloop.

Agustus Gloop

Yestetday, reading your prejudice comments, I got a woody that lasted four hours

Gloop's Husband

You better not be cheating on me Disgustus!

Fritz

I comment but I don't believe. I'm not a member of The Church of Worshiping The Media. I used to be though until I realized they tell many different forms of lies all the time... Go ahead and read the documents I pointed out in my last comment. You won't because you're a racist believer and it would test your faith.

1stupidsailor

You're seriously on here still whining about the Mueller report not turning up a thing? Do you ever read your own comments? Maybe you could hire a 5th grader to help you out, your rhetoric reeks of desperation and self-loathing. Stories based on race? When was the last time you looked at crime stats? Ever think there's a reason you see more of some groups than others? Nah, that would go against The Agenda.

Fathers Have Rights

Lawsuit is completely justifiable in this case. Hope they get paid. PHX PD really screwed the pooch on this one. Especially when ordering a Pregnant Mother to drop her baby on the Hot AZ Asphalt. Morons.

HitMe

@Fathers have rights, the lawsuit has no merit whatsoever. Maybe you should look at all the facts of this case before you decide it all on your own. Look at Ames history of assaulting cops, and the resisting arrest, and the fact that they fled from cops when they knew they were about to be arrested for shoplifting yet again. Your knee-jerk response is so typical with people who know nothing about law enforcement.

trsalemme

4get em. whatever money they win will be gone in less than 2 years...and they will be worse off than they are now.

usmarinesdad

Correct me if I am wrong, but another station reported that Ames has pending charges from last Fall for aggravated assault on a police officer. If convicted, he will see none of this money.

Idontlikeignorantpeople

To whoever is deleting my comments I hope your defensive ignorance protects you in the real world where you can’t run from the truth.

Agustus Gloop

Well, if you don't like ignorant people, look no further than the Arizona's Family Knight's of Righteous as the culprits for deleting your anti ignorant posts. I have the current list of members, if you would like me to post it. And no name calling, the AFKR are a bunch of whiny, crybaby, I'm a victim, meow, meow, meow...snowflakes.

Wazoolie

You’re trailer trash mommy will spank you for your insipid comments, but you like that huh boy?

Agustus Gloop

"Mommy" is dead, please be respectful.

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Idontlikeignorantpeople

Look at you an absolute ignoramus you mention welfare but the percentage of whites on it is higher than blacks you buffoon, you call them scumbags yet don’t address the officers who threaten to shoot a lady for holding her baby who was also pregnant.

Agustus Gloop

Hey Nutsplash, MyOwnMind and Wazoolie, c'mon outta the closet and give me my Father's Day gift. Who's Your Daddy? Agustus Gloop, Agustus Gloop, Agustus Gloop is your Daddy

JF Conlon

The little girl did the wrong thing. The cops did a bunch of wrong things. Now the parents are doing yet another wrong thing. Could the parents and the cops have gone back to the store, the girl returned the doll and said she was sorry, and everyone gone back to normal? Nope, I guess not!

JustSaying

That all depends on how people respond to the police upon contact...

Idontlikeignorantpeople

Let’s see how you respond to a situation where your pregnant holding a child while pregnant being told by someone in a position of power “ I’ll put a cap in your head” this self serving bias trying to pin the blame on the couple vs the police shouldn’t even be justified as an argument

Fritz

The "I'll put a cap in your head" is only an allegation at this point. There is no evidence that the officer said that. Its highly unlikely that he did because officers don't use street talk when they are subduing suspects. "I'll put a cap in your head" lol. Yeah right, if and officer said that he'd be laughed out of the police force.

trsalemme

Sadly, I will never be in that position. My white privilege has taught me not to do things that would put me in these types of situations. My kids grew up the same way, so i cant rely on them to put me in that situation either. Drat that white privilege!

Ohyeah

"I'll put a cap in your head" is not how cops talk. sounds made up.

Itsabovemenow

Their is a video and PROOF from civilians that were there as witness the recorded the cops threading to kill them over a doll. No they weren’t resisting. She had a baby in her hand and he wanted her to put the baby on the hot concrete. They all need to be in JAIL.

trsalemme

How would that work anyway? To "put a cap" in someone, if you used that paraphrase of the common slang, " To pop a cap" ,would mean you are literally taking the primer of a bullet casing, and putting it in them. Doesn't seem like that would do any good.

HitMe

The guy has a history of assaulting cops on two other occasions. The cops did nothing wrong. When the family drove off and they were found, the cops knew exactly who they were dealing and his history just by his plate number. You have no idea what it's like to be a street cop, and you are in no position to say they did, "a bunch of wrong things." They probably kicked the guy's leg to keep him off balance so that they would not be assaulted yet again. Cops have an absolute right to go home after a hard day's work just like you or I, so before you judge the cops as wrong, look at the history of the guy first.

Agustus Gloop

Daddy will be here soon and set all you Arizona's Family Knights of Righteous straight, not that you are not, straight. Anyways, gay (happy, friendly, loves everyone) old Daddy is a big time advocate for ordinary citizens brought down by the corrupt system. He's got lawyers up the ying-yang, a law IQ that would impress Thurgood Marshall and is an advocate for equal rights. He'll explain what's going on here, who deserves what, who's been naughty and who's been nice.

Shredder

Look at the expressions on their faces. That's all you need to know about why the lawsuit was filed. Such entitlement.

Idontlikeignorantpeople

Oh yeah boo hoo so entitled at the fact that they had their lives threatened over a 5$ item and are requesting compensation from a system that puts officers just like the ones in this video proclaiming “I’ll bust a cap in your head” on paid leave. You’re such a foolish individual

Shredder

Idontlikeignorantpeople, they didn't do the right thing. Once they discovered the doll in the child's possession, they should have gone back into the store, returned it, or paid for it. This would have diffused the entire situation, and taught the child a worthwhile life's lesson. Surely you can't disagree with that. I am not foolish and I'm sure you aren't either - that's why I feel certain that you can understand what I'm saying.

Truthful1

The lawsuit was filed because they keep digging up these lowlifes from trailer park USA to be cops. No good slimy mfkrs who should be put down.

Ohyeah

Is that your baby mama on the news? You expecting a pay day out of this so you're not delinquent on your child support?

msconnie

They must be recruiting cops from the insane assilums.

bobnarizona

Jealous that you couldn't make it on the force??

stp

Give me a freakin break, talk about the ghetto lottery. Just another lazy hood rat looking for a payday

msconnie

Or pigs gone wild and looking to harrass a black family!

trsalemme

Spoken like a TRUE racist. Keep saying it, and calling police what you have( MULTIPLE TIMES)and maybe it will be true. [thumbup]

Tony G

OMG! This pathetic scene is played out every day in America. If the kid accidentally took the doll and the store called police, why aren't they being sued?. It's just another case of criminally minded welfare thugs trying to get away with breaking the law and making the police look bad. And the (HEM, HEM) good rev. Maupin was a real man of God, he'd be examining the facts and coming up with the real story before pulling a race card! He's pathetic.

stp

100% on point

Idontlikeignorantpeople

What a bumbling idiot you are, like in all honesty it’s astonishing you really believe someone can be sued over a Barbie doll? Criminally minded welfare thugs yet when the man complied the officer threatened him repeatedly and told him to shut his mouth. The only thugs here are those that would threaten a pregnant woman if you don’t don’t want the “race card” pulled how about you tell that to your racist police force and ideology

Tony G

No one listens to a trolling cur like you nor do I really care what you think.

trsalemme

because we ALL know a preg woman would NEVER harm anyone.... ever.....

bobnarizona

Tony, they called police because the Dad is THIEF also. He has already been charged for shoplifting just a few months ago. And for assault on a police office. Then once he knew the cops were coming for him the threw the item out his car window while driving down the road. Keep in mind that the police tried to get him out of the car for maybe 5 or more minutes but he refused to comply with their commands.

Dean

Isn't it handy that the precursor to the events were not caught on video. What REALLY happened BEFORE he was arrested? Don't believe you folks, you are just looking for a quick settlement so you will never have to work again, if you ever did before..

Coolmatt123

I wonder if anyone out there has pretended to shoplift. just to start an altercation with security or police. Imagine the lawsuit and you never had any merchandise.

Robs

They will shoplift it[ohmy]

gcf

Was he working before the injury? I wonder

Shredder

I knew it. Money grab.

Bobbyj

So many racist people on Arizona. It is sad.. No way guns should 've been drawn on a family with kids over $5 shoplifting lol give me a break Mr KKK

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