JAY-Z Hires Lawyer for Family Held at Gunpoint by Police Over Stolen Doll: Report

A couple and their 4-year-old daughter were detained
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter speaks onstage during the launch of The Reform Alliance at John Jay College on January 23, 2019 in New York City
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Video of officers confronting a family for an alleged shoplifting incident quickly went viral as the internet stormed into a discussion about how police handled the situation. In video shared by onlookers, Phoenix, AZ police are shown drawing their guns on a couple and their 4-year-old daughter.

“I’m gonna put a f***ing cap in your f***ing head,” the officer is heard yelling in the video, despite the family seemingly complying with orders. Dravon Ames and fiancée Iesha Harper were detained after their daughter allegedly shoplifted a doll from a Family Dollar.

With repeated threats from the officer to kill the family all caught on video, Harper and Ames are moving forward with a massive lawsuit against the city. A $10 million lawsuit, according to Phoenix’s Fox 10