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A video has recently went viral of a couple & their daughter being harassed and assaulted by the Phoenix, Arizona police. The baby seemed to have taken a Barbie doll from the Family Dollar the couple had just come from, without the parents knowing.
The cops pull up and got out of the car with guns drawn, cursing at the family and threatening to shoot them.
Jay hired Alex Saprio as the couple’s lawyer in their $10 million lawsuit case. They plan to pursue child neglect complaints against the officers who acted out of line. Saprio’s work will be pro-bono.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has released a statement about the shocking incident. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting with a family and young children. It was completely inappropriate and clearly unprofessional,” Gallego wrote in a Facebook post. “There is no situation in which this behavior is ever close to acceptable. As a mother myself, seeing these children placed in such a terrifying situation is beyond upsetting.”
The Phoenix PD are conducting an investigation of the situation and have put both officers on the scene on desk duty.
Written by Clarke Jones