Iesha Harper

  • officer Oct 22, 2019

    Phoenix Police Officers Fired in Video, Social Media Cases

    Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage, including one who pointed a gun and yelled profanities at a black family, will be fired, the chief of police said Tuesday. “I expect more. You deserve more,” Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. “Unlike other professions, we don’t have a luxury of a do-over.”

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief Promises Change Amid Civil Rights Claim

    Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander’s video of police officers who pointed their...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief Promises Change Amid Civil Rights Claim

    Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander’s video of police officers who pointed their...

  • lawyer Jun 17, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief ‘Disturbed’ by Cop Reaction to 4-Year-Old and Family

    Video surfaced of officers allegedly threatening to shoot a black couple and their young children over a reported shoplifting incident from last month. After the videos emerged and the couple involved, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, filed a $10 million notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the city. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the...

  • NBC News Jun 17, 2019

    Phoenix Chief Says Police Response to Incident With 4-Year-Old Is ‘Unacceptable’

    The police chief in Phoenix, Arizona, apologized Sunday for her department’s “unacceptable” handling of an alleged shoplifting incident after a video showed police officers arresting and drawing a gun on a couple whose 4-year-old daughter had allegedly stolen a doll from a dollar store. “What we saw in that video isn’t in keeping with good policing,” Jeri Williams told NBC...

  • NBC News Jun 16, 2019

    After a 4-Year-Old Took Doll From Store, Video Shows Phoenix Police Pulling Gun on Parents

    A Phoenix couple has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city after a video showed police officers arresting and drawing a gun on them after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly stole a doll, NBC News reports. Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, had just left a dollar store on May 29 with their daughters, ages 1 and 4, and...

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