"On June 11, 2019, we were provided video of an officer taking two individuals into custody while investigating a shoplifting incident in the area of 3200 East Roosevelt Street".
JAY-Z's Team ROC has stepped in to provide legal aid to an Arizona family who was held at gunpoint and terrorized by police because their 4-year-old daughter walked out of the dollar store with a doll. But after driving to a babysitter's apartment, they say an officer banged on their window and angrily threatened to kill them. One of the officers runs into the frame with his gun pointed at the vehicle.
In the 12-minute blurred-out video posted on the department's Facebook page, one officer can be seen handcuffing Ames, first on the ground and then against a police auto.
Meanwhile, Ames is seen being held against a squad auto while an officer berates him for "not complying".
Ames also claims that he was thrown against their vehicle.
Another officer appears to be pulling a gun on the passenger side of the couple's vehicle before Harper exits the auto, holding a small child, with a second child by her side.
"This incident is not representative of the majority of Phoenix police officers who serve this city", Williams said.
They had been reported for shoplifting from a Family Dollar store.
Just last week, Officer Tim Baiardi, 44, was accused of slapping a man who was handcuffed at a Walmart. Another glaring omission was found when Meyer failed to mention that he ordered to put her child on the ground as he claimed Harper "refused to put the child down".
Authorities said the incident is under investigation.
Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams told the public an internal investigation is being conducted over the incident.
He left out that Dravon had repeatedly said his hands were up and that Meyer had told him "I'm gonna put a fucking cap in your fucking head" and "You're gonna fucking get shot!" There is no bodycam footage of the incident, Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Tommy Thompson told CNN.
The little girl and woman both got into the vehicle with the parents seen on the video. He told the officers "He was scared when he saw the police officer and he wanted to leave".
Police, in a Facebook post on Saturday, also said there were other stolen items in the vehicle during the encounter besides the doll.
"The minute the video came to our attention, we began an internal investigation", _ said.
Since the it happened, the family's 4-year-old has been experiencing nightmares and wetting the bed out of distress, according to the filing.
Harper, 24, was pregnant, and another daughter was in the vehicle with them.
"He was totally compliant, submissive even still not enough to save him from the ferocious violence of the police department", Maupin said.
Police further said that, because the stolen property was returned, store employees said they did not want to prosecute the case, so no one was charged.