A Phoenix man and his pregnant fiancée are not interested in the apologies of the city’s mayor or police chief, demanding that the officers who held them at gun point and threatened to kill them be fired immediately.
The entire incident stemmed from the couple’s 4-year-old daughter apparently taking a doll from a local Family Dollar without their knowledge.
Next, officers surrounding the family, pointing guns at the mother and her small children and threatening to “put a f–king cap” in the “f–king” head of the father.
Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper are demanding proper justice for the frightening incident.
“It was very frightening for me and my children,” Harper, who is six months pregnant told the Associated Press.
Harper added that the four year old is now “terrified of the police, wets the bed” and “wakes up crying.”
In pursuit of justice, the couple has filed a $10 million claim against the city accusing officers of violating their civil rights.
Mayor Kat Gallego apologized to the family on Saturday on Twitter. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, who is Black, also apologized to the family during an interview on Sunday.
However, as mentioned, the couple is not interested.
“I don’t accept the apology,” Harper told the AP.
“It’s not sincere,” Ames added.
An internal investigation into the officers involved is currently ongoing, and the city is expected to hold a community meeting about the incident on Tuesday.