Sammie Anderson filed an extreme pressure criticism in opposition to Texas’ DeSoto Police Division after officers allegedly brutalized her household when she referred to as 911 for her to calm a heated argument between two of her sons.
In accordance to Dallas Information, the incident befell in early August when Anderson informed her good friend to name the police believing that the dispute might flip bodily. She alleged that her sons have been calm and separated by the point the authorities arrived on the scene.
Within the dashcam video launched on Monday, nevertheless, the scenario turned heated inside seconds of police interference. The cops arrived and instantly drew tasers on the household and ordered everybody to lie face down on the road.
“I’m considering again of my thoughts, ‘I referred to as, and I requested for them to come, and now I’ve no management over what occurs to my boys,’” Anderson stated to WFAA-TV. “This case is uncontrolled and one among my sons might get killed.”
The household was visibly confused and fearful over the weapons they reportedly assumed have been weapons. Whereas making an attempt to adjust to the officers’ instructions a number of the household rolled over on and acquired up. At that time, one among Anderson’s sons was tasered, and the opposite two have been arrested.
Anderson and her two sons misplaced their jobs due to the times spent in jail and searching for medical consideration.
There’s an ongoing investigation of the encounter however DeSoto police Chief Joseph Costa asserted that his officers did nothing improper of their response to the decision. A 911 name launched on Tuesday revealed that the caller stated one of many boys had a sledgehammer as a weapon.
Anderson raised her sons to respect and honor police however regrets calling for assist.
“And I’m informed by members of the family and different those who’s the worst factor I might do, being an African American mother with 4 African American sons. And it shouldn’t be that method,” she stated. Once I take into consideration all of the moms on the market who misplaced their sons the one factor I can stroll away with is that mine are nonetheless right here. Regardless that you bruised them, they’re nonetheless right here. Regardless that you damage them, they’re nonetheless right here. They’re nonetheless right here.”