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Shoplifting Civil Rights Case

Posted: 2:37 PM, Jun 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-19 17:37:57-04
Shoplifting Protest

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local):

2 p.m.

Dozens of people are assembling outside Phoenix City Hall for a protest to demand the firing of officers involved in a videotaped encounter in which they pointed guns and yelled curses at a family.

The protesters gearing up for the Wednesday afternoon demonstration are carrying signs and banners with slogans such as "Fire the Police" and "Stop Police Brutality and Impunity."

They are chanting "You can't hide! We can see your racist side."

A national outcry involving the Phoenix police began last week with the release of a bystander's video that showed the incident targeting Dravon Ames' pregnant fiancée Iesha Harper as she held their 1-year-old daughter.

Police we're responding to a report of shoplifting at a dollar store. They say their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from the store without their knowledge.

The couple has filed a $10 million claim against the city, alleging civil rights violations.

Police Chief Jeri WIlliams has launched an internal investigation.

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10:20 a.m.

Phoenix advocacy groups are calling for a rally outside City Hall, followed by a march to the regular scheduled City Council meeting to demand police department reform after release of a videotape showing officers pointing guns and cursing at a family.

The groups rallying Wednesday demand the firing of the officers. They also seek creation of an oversight board of civilians to ensure recommendations made for department reforms over the past decade are put into place.

Last month's incident targeting a young black couple and their two small daughters has sparked an outcry around the country.

The couple says their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a store without their knowledge.

No charges have been filed against the couple who has filed a $10 million claim against the city.

4 a.m.

Police Chief Jeri Williams has promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.

The meeting at a downtown church Tuesday night was called by the city after the release of a bystander's video of officers who pointed their guns and shouted obscenities last month at a black family. The couple says their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a store without their knowledge.

Williams has assured those gathered that the meeting would not be the last, saying: "We are here to listen, we are here to make change."

No charges have been filed against the couple who has filed a $10 million claim against the city.
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2 p.m.

Dozens of people are assembling outside Phoenix City Hall for a protest to demand the firing of officers involved in a videotaped encounter in which they pointed guns and yelled curses at a family.

The protesters gearing up for the Wednesday afternoon demonstration are carrying signs and banners with slogans such as "Fire the Police" and "Stop Police Brutality and Impunity."

They are chanting "You can't hide! We can see your racist side."

A national outcry involving the Phoenix police began last week with the release of a bystander's video that showed the incident targeting Dravon Ames' pregnant fiancée Iesha Harper as she held their 1-year-old daughter.

Police we're responding to a report of shoplifting at a dollar store. They say their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from the store without their knowledge.

The couple has filed a $10 million claim against the city, alleging civil rights violations.

Police Chief Jeri WIlliams has launched an internal investigation.

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10:20 a.m.

Phoenix advocacy groups are calling for a rally outside City Hall, followed by a march to the regular scheduled City Council meeting to demand police department reform after release of a videotape showing officers pointing guns and cursing at a family.

The groups rallying Wednesday demand the firing of the officers. They also seek creation of an oversight board of civilians to ensure recommendations made for department reforms over the past decade are put into place.

Last month's incident targeting a young black couple and their two small daughters has sparked an outcry around the country.

The couple says their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a store without their knowledge.

No charges have been filed against the couple who has filed a $10 million claim against the city.

4 a.m.

Police Chief Jeri Williams has promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.

The meeting at a downtown church Tuesday night was called by the city after the release of a bystander's video of officers who pointed their guns and shouted obscenities last month at a black family. The couple says their 4-year-old daughter stole a doll from a store without their knowledge.

Williams has assured those gathered that the meeting would not be the last, saying: "We are here to listen, we are here to make change."

No charges have been filed against the couple who has filed a $10 million claim against the city.