The social justice department of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Team ROC, is coming to the aid of a Phoenix family whose video has gone viral after police pulled a gun on the parents over their 4-year-old daughter allegedly taking a doll from a dollar store.
By now most have seen the video of the incident, which occurred May 29, of Phoenix police aggressively confronting Dravon Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Iesha Harper.
Officers were responding to a shoplifting report and could be heard screaming, “I’m going to put a cap in your ass,” and “You’re going to f***ing get shot!”
Video was captured by nearby witnesses in the apartment complex and has since went viral. Phoenix PD says they are investigating the allegations of misconduct, but the family has lawyered up and announced their intention to file a $10 million claim agains the department.
The Blast is told Team ROC has now offered to step in to provide legal support for the family, as well as call for the termination of the policers officers involved in the incident.
We’re told the organization has secured high-powered attorney, Alex Spiro, to join the family’s legal team on a pro-bono basis and assist in filing charges against one of the police officers for child neglect.
Additionally, we’re told Spiro’s team plans to help the family with their civil lawsuit against the city of Phoenix.
We’re told they have shared the news with its artists, and stars like Meek Mill have already taken a stand on social media.
Meek posted about the incident and wrote, “Do you hear the tone of their voices … they want to kill!!!”
Do you hear the tone of their voices … they want to kill!!!! https://t.co/hnUiLxNRIG
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 14, 2019
After the video of the incident went viral, Phoenix PD issued a statement: “The Phoenix Police Department takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and for this reason, this incident is currently being investigated by the Professional Standards Bureau.”
Team ROC was formed in January 2019, and is dedicated to providing support to victims of racial injustice.
In recent months, Team ROC has helped dismiss Montavious Smith’s arrest that stemmed from wearing a hoodie inside a mall in Memphis, helped dismiss Jabari Talbot’s case after the 11-year-old was arrested for refusing to stand for the pledge of Allegiance and rallied to help free 21 Savage during his battle with immigration officials.