A Phoenix man whose family was gunned down by police for shoplifting allegations in a scene taken with a bystander's camera said on Monday he was worried his family would be "executed" by the officials ,
Dravon Ames and fiancée Iesha Harper both said they are thankful that someone recorded their confrontation with the police on May 29 after the couple's four-year-old daughter reportedly bought a doll from a family dollar store had brought executed and luckily God … was there someone to film this, "Ames told reporters. Even if we were executed that day, someone in the movie would have had it. William said on Sunday, "I apologize to the family, I apologize to the community," while Mayor Kate Gallego described video footage of the arrest as "unbearable."
Ames and Harper said they would not speak of Williams and William take Gallego seriously until the police officers were involved in their arrest.
"It feels like half an apology, the officers are still working," Ames said. "It's basically a slap in the face. It's like putting lemon juice on an open wound. It hurts us even more that they still work. Nothing is done. "
Following the video's release last week, Phoenix police released a report accusing the little girl of taking the doll and Ames allegedly lifting a pair of underwear." As it was justified what they did, "Harper said of the answering police officers," I do not like that, so I do not accept her apology, "Harper said of Williams's girl who had stolen the doll.
They drove to the girls' babysitter in a nearby apartment complex when they were stopped by police in the parking lot.
Officers drew weapons and called out explosives during their arrest, according to a video taken by a bystander and released by the police last week, something you f —— do it! "One heard an officer yelling for the handcuffed Ames.
The man who appeared to be Ames appeared to be responding when he was picked up from the ground and thrown into a police vehicle.
" I'm sorry, I'm sorry, "said the man.
The officer repeated," If I tell you to do something, do it! "showed a policeman with a drawn gun, who was pointed at the couple's car and shouted repeatedly:" Take your f —- hands up! "
One of the policemen said to Harper," I would have you before your eyes f —— kids, "claims the family lawyer Thomas Horne, a former attorney general.