Arizona Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Phoenix Police Dept. After Officers Reportedly Pointed Gun and Yelled Obscenities at Them Over 10-Year-Old Girl Taking Doll from Store

$10 million legal claim was filed against the City of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children took a doll at a dollar store without paying for it.

KNXV obtained a copy of the full police report and discovered major omissions and differences between the officer’s account and the witness videos. Click here to read the redacted incident report.

For starters, Officer Christopher Meyer, who wrote the report and is the man seen cursing at both parents, never mentions that a fellow officer held the mother and two young daughters at gunpoint.

He only writes, “Iesha (Harper) was then removed from the vehicle.”

He also does not detail how he kicked the leg of the handcuffed father, Dravon Ames, only stating, “(Ames) began to tense his arms and turn back towards me. I made him spread his feet.”

In the video, there is no indication that Ames is resisting or ignoring commands.

Finally, Meyer never mentions cussing or violent threats.

At one point in the witness video, Meyer can be heard yelling “I’m gonna f***ing put a cap right in your f***ing head.”

The report does mention how the officer instructed the mother, Iesha Harper, to “set the child down in the shaded area.”

In the video, Harper emotionally tells the officer that the baby could not walk and the ground was too hot to set her down.

In the report, the officer writes she “refused to put the child down.” And said, “she became loud, verbally abusive, and refused our commands.”

Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams said in a video released Friday afternoon that she began an internal investigation as soon as she was made aware of the video and that it’s ongoing.

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SOURCE: ABC 7 Denver