The Phoenix Police Department has announced it will release new information surrounding the Christopher Meyer/Dravon Ames case via their Facebook page now:
Dravon Ames arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, say DPS officials
DPS: Dravon Ames arrested, accused of driving on suspended license
Texts show the Phoenix Police Department may pursue criminal charges against the cop who was caught on video threatening to shoot Dravon Ames in the head.
A Black couple who were held at gunpoint by Phoenix police in front of their children after their 4-year-old allegedly stole a doll rejected apologies from the city's mayor and police chief, calling them insincere. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper want the officers involved fired.
"My daughters are traumatized," says Dravon Ames, after police pulled guns on his family because their 4-year-old allegedly stole a doll. "They'll never look at police officers the same, when they're supposed to help them and serve and protect."
Dravon Ames, the father who was seen in a viral video being held at gunpoint by Phoenix police along with his family, explains what went through his head. "I don't know if I'm being mugged, robbed, or anything," he says. "I'm just hands up. I'm not trying to die with my family."
"My daughters are traumatized," says Dravon Ames, after police pulled guns on his family because their 4-year-old allegedly stole a doll. "They'll never look at police officers the same, when they're supposed to help them and serve and protect," Ames said.
Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family "could have lost their lives over something senseless ... over a 4-year-old taking a doll."
A Phoenix couple says they feared for their lives when police drew guns on their family. The parents, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, as well as their attorney, join Full Circle to discuss the encounter & their next steps. Tune in on Facebook Watch:
“This is a right to carry state. But when it comes to police your best asset is your cell phone. Keep your phone locked and loaded” a community members says as activists & family surrounds Dravon Ames & Iesha Harper whose treatment by #PhoenixPD has the Chief apologizing
Parents Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper say Phoenix officers injured their 1-year-old daughter, kicked and punched Ames for no reason and pointed guns at them over a report of a stolen toy doll.