Couple sues Phoenix for $10M after cops pull gun on child who stole doll


A Phoenix couple is reportedly suing that metropolis for $10 million, alleging they had been unlawfully arrested after their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a retailer.

In the course of the Might 29 caught-on-camera confrontation, officers drew their weapons on Dravon Ames and his fiance, Iesha Harper, after being anonymously tipped off to the teenager’s theft, in response to 12Information, an NBC affiliate.

The couple solely realized their daughter swiped the doll as soon as they left the shop, in response to a discover of declare filed Wednesday that was obtained by the community. The {couples} 1-year-old daughter was additionally with them on the time.

Ames and Harper then took their youngsters to their babysitter at a close-by residence advanced, which is the place law enforcement officials approached them.

A bystander captured a portion of the arrests on video, which was launched by the Phoenix Police Division Tuesday.

The footage first reveals an officer roughly dealing with a person believed to be Ames.

The person was cuffed whereas being held to the bottom by an officer, then lifted and shoved right into a police automotive.

The cop then kicked the person in the suitable leg and yelled, “Once I let you know to do one thing, you f——g do it,” video reveals.

The person, who seemed to be complying, mentioned “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

Shortly after, one other officer together with his gun drawn opened the door to couple’s automotive, with Harper and her daughter’s nonetheless inside.

“Get your f—— arms up!” that officer at one level repeatedly yells.

As soon as Harper exits the automotive with their kids, the officer lowers then holsters his weapon.

Harper finally handed her youngsters off to an unidentified lady earlier than being cuffed herself.

Amid the confrontation, one of many officer’s allegedly advised Harper, “I might have shot you in entrance of your f—–g youngsters,” in response to the discover of declare.

Phoenix police are conducting an inside probe of the incident, in response to NBC Information.

“The Phoenix Police Division takes all allegations of misconduct severely and because of this, this incident is presently being investigated by the Skilled Requirements Bureau,” a police assertion mentioned.

The couple’s go well with alleges the officers dedicated battery, illegal imprisonment, false arrest and different civil rights violations.