In may, Dravon Ames
, 22, and his pregnant fiancée, Iesha Harper, 24, along with their two young daughters, were shopping in their local Family Dollar in Phoenix, Arizona. When they left the store, the two parents didn't notice that one of their young children — both under 5
— had taken a doll out of the store without paying for it.
A store employee who saw the child leave with the toy tipped off the cops, what happened next is so shocking it has the mayor of Phoenix
asking the city for forgiveness.Sign to demand an end to police brutality.
Cops followed the family without their lights and so when they didn't stop, the officers cornered the four as they arrived at the apartment complex of their children's babysitter. A bystander's video captured what happened next. In the clip that has since gone viral viewers see officers swarm the family's SUV with guns drawn. They approach Mr.Ames and one cop tells him he is going to put a cap in Ames' a** and that he will shoot him in his " f***ing face."
The astounding verbal onslaught was said right in front of their children. But that wasn't the end of it. When cops got their hands on Ames, one of the officers proceeded to kick him so hard in the leg that he collapsed. Another cop confronted Iesha and attempted to snatch her baby out of her hands. When Ms. Harper finally was able to give her baby to a bystander, the cop threw her into their patrol car and cuffed her.
But reading what happened is nothing compared to watching the several viral
videos of the incident. The cops seemed to be possessed. They treated the young parents and their two children as if they were disobedient dogs. Screaming at them with violence.
According to the family, their 4-year-old has been experiencing nightmares and wetting the bed and Ames himself has had trouble walking
due to his leg injuries inflicted by the cops.
The cops have since been put on desk duty pending an investigation. But no one who takes a look at the video evidence of how the cops behaved would think these officers deserve to be armed and dealing with the public. Their behavior shows their utter disgust for the people of color in the community they serve and some serious anger issues. They need to be disarmed and fired before anyone else is accosted by these thugs in blue.Sign the petition and demand that Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams fire the offending officers. Then Share this petition with your friends.