Colorado police handcuff 4 minors at gunpoint during a mistaken traffic stop
6, 12, 14 and 17-year-old kids of Aurora were handcuffed by the police at a parking lot because the officers assumed that the car the black family was driving was stolen.
According to official information, Brittney Gilliam, that day took her nieces, younger sister and daughter to get their nails done, reports WNKY. But after they found out that the salon was closed, they decided to go back to the car. At that moment several police officers surrounded the car and arrested the whole family.
“That’s police brutality. I don’t give a damn what nobody say. That’s police brutality,” Gilliam, who was also detained says.
Aurora PD handcuff and held family at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/GkTWKFZqkI— Joshua Rodriguez (@Joshuajered) August 3, 2020
Jennifer Wurtz witnessed the incident and filmed everything on camera. On the video, you can hear the children crying, not understanding why they were arrested.
“I saw a car next to me with four girls in it. Feet were up on the dash it was real cute. And next thing I know the police pull up silently behind them and had guns drawn on the children,” Wurtz said.
Now an internal investigation is underway in relation to the police officers who participated in the arrest. According to the authorities, the reason for the arrest of young children was the theft of a motorcycle in a neighboring state, with an identical license plate.