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Black Family Receives $475K Settlement After Cop Pulls Gun

Last summer, a Black family was held at gunpoint by Phoenix police after their 4-year-old daughter walked out of a Family Dollar store with a doll. Video of the incident went viral, and the family filed a $10 million suit against the city.

Over a year later, the family is expected to receive $475,000 from the city of Phoenix, according to AZ Central. Tom Horne, Arizona’s former attorney general and the attorney for Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, filed a notice of claim seeking $10 million in June 2019, alleging the officers used excessive force. The Phoenix City Council is expected to approve the settlement on Wednesday. Ames and Harper were dropping their two daughters off at a babysitter when an officer approached their parked car.

“Next thing you know, a police officer … comes up, open the door, banging on the window with a gun, saying he’s gonna shoot us in the face, telling us to get out of the car,” Ames said last year during a news conference. The officers could be heard screaming and cursing at the couple in the multiple cell phone videos taken of the incident.

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