The Mayor of Phoenix express regret and arranged a community meeting this week while public anger over viral video footage presenting police is pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over the accusations she presented a doll.
Cellphone video footage presented a Phoenix officer taking his weapon and shouting swearing obscenities after a mother, father, and two young daughters left the Family Dollar store on 27th May. The parents were unaware one of their girls took a doll without making payment for it, as per to the family. Police said they were surmounted to the theft by the employees.
Officers faced the family in the parking lot if the nearest apartment complex, with at least one dragging his gun, damning at the adults and screaming at them to raise their hands while intimidating to shoot them if they failed to meet as the footage of the cell phone video.
Mayor Kate Gallego wrote on Twitter on Saturday, that the incident, which inflamed anger on social media, making her feel sick. She begged to the family and remarked that the city would escalate the revealing body-worn so that every police entourage has them by August.
Gallego said on Twitter, “there is no situation in which this behavior is ever close to acceptable ”. He added, “as a mother myself, seeing these children placed in such a terrifying situation is beyond upsetting. ”
A bystander captured the footage and it shows 24-year-old Lesha Harper getting out of a car with her two daughters, London Darke, 1 and Island Darke, 4, holding one of the girls in her arms. She screamed at another personnel as a third put her 22-year-old fiance, Dravon Ames, in handcuffs.