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Phoenix Police About To Get Sued For Pulling Gun On Parents Of 4-Year Old "Shoplifter"

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Jun 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

That title is accurate.  Apparently, some video has recently been released of Phoenix police officers pulling a gun on a the parents of a 4-year old child that allegedly stole a doll from a Family Dollar store.  A police patrol unit followed the couple's car, and once the family pulled into their babysitter's apartment complex, an officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and yanked open the front door, according to a written claim made by the family and backed up by video recorded by onlookers.

"I'm going to put a cap in your a--," one officer said to the man as a second policeman, whose weapon was also drawn and pointed at the same man, walked up to the car, and yelled. "I'm going to shoot you in your f------ face."  The officers grabbed the man, threw him out of the car, pushed his head into the pavement, and handcuffed him.  Then an officer threw the man against the car, ordered him to spread his legs and "kicked him in the right leg so hard that [he] collapsed."  Next, the same officer dragged him upright and punched him in the back.  

The two officers then pointed their weapons at the visibly pregnant woman and her children, the video showed and the claim stated.  "The first officer grabbed the mother and the baby around both of their necks, and tried to take the baby out of the mother's hand," the claim alleged. "He told her to put the baby on the ground, which she was unwilling to do because the baby could not walk, and the ground consisted of hot pavement."  Stunningly, according to the claim, the same officer tried to rip the woman's infant from her arms and threw the woman, who had handed the children to a bystander, into the police car face first, then handcuffed her.  "I could have shot you in front of your f------ kids," he said, according to the claim.  Neither the man nor the woman were arrested or ticketed.

Of course, the Phoenix PD is disputing some of these details.  Of course, the Phoenix PD requires their police officers to wear body cameras at all times, and OF COURSE, those cops weren't wearing their cameras.  Thankfully, this shocking abuse of power was recorded by passers-by.

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Alex K. Kriksciun

Attorney at Law/Notary Public Alex K. Kriksciun has devoted most of his legal career to defending the rights of people accused of crimes and the rights of people harmed by the negligence of others.  Whether the case involves a municipal citation, a life imprisonment without parole case, a wrongf...

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