The Phoenix police officer involved in the viral confrontation with suspected shoplifters has been fired

to connectVideoFamily speaks out after firing of the officer involved in the controversial altercation outside of a dollar store

The officer threatened to shoot Dravon Ames after a four-year-old took the doll from a dollar store.

One officer was fired, and the second is given a written reprimand by the Phoenix Police Department on Tuesday after a viral Facebook video showed the pair using excessive force on a family Dollar Store in May while responding to a shoplifting incident.

Christopher Meyer and another officer, who has not yet been identified, had responded to the scene, on the 27th of May, the store employee reported that a vehicle leaving the parking lot contained the stolen items.

Meyer reportedly contacted Dravon Ames, and Iesha Harper — who was five months pregnant at the time, and their two little children, tossed By against the vehicle and kicking his legs out under him, causing him to collapse and beat him up for no reason, according to a $10 million lawsuit filed against the city in the month of June. The claim is said to be one of the officers with his gun drawn, profanely, told By it in front of his children, and that he was going to shoot him in the face, as if he did not comply with the requirements.


Harper said an officer injured and their 1-year-old daughter to move in with one of its arms, after the mother refused an order to take the child down. The mother of the girl who couldn’t walk, and the sidewalk was hot.

The police said, As the mother of the two children were in the car and later explained that she thought one of her daughters, the knowledge was stolen from them by a pop from the store because they didn’t have any money to buy it for her.

Both parents were handcuffed and detained in the police car, but they were eventually released, and no one was charged with the shoplifting, because it was returned, and the store employees don’t want the case to be prosecuted, according to police.


Phoenix Police Chief Jerry Williams said it won’t, the laid-off civil servant, it causes negative effects on both the Phoenix Police Department and the community as a result of his conduct.

“Our officers’ conduct was not acceptable. I would expect them to be respectful, professional and compassionate in every situation and in every encounter,” Williams said at a news conference.

A mediation conference to be held in the civil case is scheduled for Dec. 18.

“I like to think that I might be able to get a good night’s sleep, for a time, knowing full well that he’s been fired, and there was nothing more going on there with someone else’s hand on him,” she said By Tuesday.


“The shooting of the officer, Meyer was expected to visit and should not be construed as a bold step by the city’s leaders,” the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, who is in for the Ames family, the Harper said in a statement. “The violence will be repeated at the By-Harper family, the dignity and the honor of the law enforcement officials. Today, Christopher Meyer, the offender’s civil rights have been removed from their ranks. The hotel is a little bit safer, and a bigoted bully, it is not out of work.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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