Phoenix Police Chief Apologizes for Mistreatment of Black Family

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Jeri Williams Police Chief. (Phoenix Police Department)

The police chief from the Phoenix Police Department has issued an apology after a video went viral that showed how officers handled two suspects after their 4-year-old allegedly stole from a dollar store.

The viral video, which was posted by Occupy Democrats on social media on June 13, shows a police officer yelling at the suspects to “get the [expletive] out the car” with his gun pointing at the vehicle. Another officer can be heard yelling at the suspects, “You’re gonna get shot.” A few seconds later, an officer can be heard screaming, “I’m going to put a [expletive] cap right in your [expletive] head.”

While detaining the male suspect, who is Black, the white officer can be heard shouting at the man that he is not complying with his orders, despite the man spreading his feet like he was asked.

“When I…

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