2,226 views | August 4, 2020 | Video | By hiphopallaround
Yesterday (Aug. 4), a video from Aurora, CO went viral showing local law enforcement detaining a black family at gunpoint while they're handcuffed. Reports reveal law enforcement was actually on the lookout for a stolen motorcycle, not a car. Jenni Wurtz, who caught the incident on the video says, “Why are you now placing these children on the ground face into the concrete? It's hot! In front of all of us? Screaming at them. They are telling you they are hurt.”
After placing the family face-down on the concrete, kids included, officers reportedly ran the plates discovering the plates was not a match, and that it even was motorcycle they were supposed to be looking for. Interim Chief Wilson spoke on the situation, “I totally understand that anger and don’t want to diminish that anger, but I will say it wasn’t a profiling incident. It was a hit that came through the system, and they have a picture of the vehicle the officers saw,” Wilson stated, before issuing an apology, "We first want to offer our apologies to the family involved in the traumatic incident involving a police stop of their vehicle yesterday."
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