On May 29, Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, said they went on a family outing with their two children, London, 1, and Island, 4, who, without their knowledge, took a doll from a Family Dollar Store, according to a notice of claim dated Wednesday, filed by former Arizona attorney general Thomas Horne, who is representing Ames and Harper.
A police patrol unit followed the couple’s car, and once the family pulled into their babysitter’s apartment complex, an officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and yanked open the front door, the claim said.
Despite department rules that require police to wear body cameras, the Phoenix officers were not wearing them, the claim said. But passersby recorded the encounter. The police released one video this week, but there are others online. .
“I’m going to put a cap in your a–,” one officer said to Ames as a second policeman, whose weapon was also drawn and pointed at Ames, walked up to the car, according to the video. “I’m going to shoot you in your f—ing face.”