Phoenix Mayor Say sorry
The mayor of the US city Phoenix has say sorry after a video allegedly viewing police threatening to shoot a black family went viral.
Captains were reacting to an alleged theft event last month when the video was recorded.
The parents are claim that they did not notice that their four-year-old daughter had taken a doll from a Dollar Store.
Mayor Kate Gallego said the officers’ activities were “completely unsuitable and clearly unethical”.
In the video, officers can be seen shouting at the family to get out of their vehicle before threatening to shoot them.
A woman, Iesha Harper, can then be seen developing from the car with two young children. The children’s are handed to a bystander and Ms. Harper is under arrest.
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The footage also displays another man, Dravon Ames, being hit out from the legs as he is handcuffed by a captain.
Ms. Gallego said in a report: “There is no condition in which this behavior is ever close to suitable. As a mother myself, seeing these children placed in such a scary situation is outside distressing.
“I am deeply sorry for this family went through and I apologies to our community.”
She said that the city was fast-moving up the operation of body-worn cameras. A community meeting about the incident will also be held on Tuesday.
Ms. Harper, who is pregnant, said to CNN: “I truly thought he was going to shoot me in front of the kids.”
She said that she provided her two children to a bystander as she “didn’t trust the police”.
Phoenix police chief Jeri Williams said on local news that she was “sorry this incident happened” and that it was being inspected.
The officers involved have been allotted desk duty while the inquiry takes place.