#Roommates, #RocNation is once again pulling together their legal team, and this time it’s for a family of four!
Just days ago, a video surfaced of Phoenix Police holding Dravon Ames, his pregnant fiancee Aisha Harper, and their two children at gunpoint. Now, the family is suing the Phoenix Police department and #TeamROC is stepping in to help.
According to @azcentral, representatives from Team ROC have reached out to the family to offer legal support, as well as support to get the officers terminated! Team ROC has reportedly secured Alex Shapiro to represent the family.
In a statement, Roc Nation Managing Director of Philanthropy Dania Diaz says the incident was ‘absolutely sickening’.
“There is no place for that behavior in our world–let alone our justice system–and we are calling for immediate termination of the police officers in question,” she says. “We are committed to supporting the family to ensure that justice is served.”
As we previously reported, the officers say they were responding to a shoplifting report, where the couple’s 4-year-old daughter walked out of a Family Dollar with a doll.
The officers then stopped the family in a nearby parking lot, guns drawn, threatening to shoot Dravon and his fiancee, and pointing their firearms at the young children.
In the viral video, you can hear one officer yelling “You’re gonna get f**cking shot,” while the other officer says “I’m gonna blow your f**king brains out.”
The family has since decided to pursue a $10 million lawsuit agains the Phoenix Police Department, accusing the officers of committing battery, unlawful imprisonment, false arrest and infliction of emotional distress.
Despite opening and investigation into the incident, the police department has responded to the lawsuit with a 16-page incident report, which claims the couple stole multiple items from the store and were combative with police.
Roc Nation is not new to this legal game, though! The philanthropic arm of the company has bridged the legal gap for various causes before including the arrest of a black man who was wearing a hoodie in a mall, and the 11-year-old boy who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Team ROC also helped 21 Savage with is legal woes after being deported in 2018.
We hope this family comes out triumphant, so continue to keep them in your prayers, Roomies!