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Dash Cam Video Shows Dallas Police Tasing Black Family After They Called For Help

On Monday, the DeSoto police released the dash cam footage showing the chaotic arrest of a family who was handcuffed on August 7. The son of the woman who called the cops, can be seen being tased repeatedly and crying out for help.

Sammie Anderson, who lives on the outskirts of Dallas, now regrets calling police to assist in a sibling rivalry between her sons, after a brutal confrontation left them battered, the Dallas Morning News reports.

After activists called for the videotapes be released, the DeSoto police released the 44-minute video showing turmoil as officers swarmed in after being called to settle a dispute between brothers.

Anderson said she feared that the heated exchange between her boys would escalate to another level, so she sought help from the De Soto police.

“It was the worst decision I’ve ever made as a mom,’’ Anderson said.

DeSoto’s city attorney, Joseph J. Gorfida, Jr., said the story “tended to incite many people against the city.”

Anderson filed a police brutality complaint with the DeSoto Police Department against the six officers involved on Aug. 7. Anderson contends that the officers falsely arrested two of Anderson’s sons on charges of interfering with officers and a third on suspicion of domestic violence.

The video footage shows cops threatening to arrest her for being “a pedestrian in the roadway.”

As the video begins, and a woman says, “No one is fighting.”

Jayla Armstead arrives with Sam Bible, age 18, who is one of Anderson’s sons.

Anderson panics when officers tell him too to lie down: “He’s not resisting.’’

An officer grabs Anderson and slams her to the ground as she tried to approach her son.

“We’re just detaining everybody,’’ the officer says when asked if they were being arrested.

DeSoto police Chief Joseph Costa said previously that officers followed protocol. However many witnesses have said that those cameras will show proof that it was a calm scene and unnecessary for police to swarm in.

“There was no physical altercation, no arguing,” Costa admits.  “Yes, it was calm.”

“Comply now, complain later,’’ Costa said. “If you comply now, most of the time, we’ll get it resolved without anyone getting hurt.’’

“The treatment of this family is deeply troubling,’’ said the Rev. Peter Johnson, founder of the Institute for Non-Violence, who is also a Dallas-area civil rights activist. “We’re talking brutality that goes beyond skin pigmentation. It involves a lack of training to de-escalate a crisis, as well as possible intimidation of a family.’’

“The allegations made about the officers’ conduct raise serious concerns for the public that cannot be fully addressed without the benefit of video footage taken at the scene,’’ Andre Segura, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, said in a written statement. “We strongly advise the department — in the interest of transparency and public confidence — to release any recordings.”

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Mike October 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

This is sad. We need to have our own police

MPA 2000 December 28, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Say what? I remember when Black folks were asking for more Black cops. They got them and they were worse than the White cops. Now you think Blacks should have their own police force?


Donnie December 30, 2018 at 12:16 am

Yes indeed. White, Crazy , Racist, Bully Cops should stay the fuc out of the black community, period. Black cops are not going be kllling your kids, slamming your mama on the ground, tazing pregnant females like the white cops have been getting away with. Be Quiet.

Mike December 30, 2018 at 10:48 pm Reply
Oc December 30, 2018 at 9:05 am

First order of business.Comply with the officers orders. They were combative from the start.Be quite ,don’t argue,you can not win against
them on the street.

Meme January 8, 2019 at 10:44 pm

That would be fine if you didn’t see video after video of whites kicking, spitting, cursing, resisting and never been slammed on the ground, punched, or shot as they violently resist. Get outta here with that crap!

Pamela Brock January 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Do you really believe that if you cooperate they won’t do anything? Show me some evidence of that. They have been trained how to handle situations. Everyone I’ve seen they have incited things and made mass confusion. Its hard not to arrest when yo have someone pulling and tugging at your body. Human instinct is going to kick in and you’re going to move a little bit. That doesn’t mean you’re resisting. If you ask a question, doesn’t mean you’re resisting. Why are we always taking up for their actions? This is ridiculous. Also, I haven’t seen any proof that African american police officers treat people worse than white police officers.

Bobby October 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

This is why we kneel

Miss B. October 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

Indeed, police our own and continue to kneel in protest against these crimes and the sanctioned criminals who commit them..

Givens October 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The policw are a legal gang taught to justify any wrong they impose basically they r liars and the court system supports them do not call the police that is the worst thing u can do they are not thete to help

Bill S December 27, 2018 at 11:14 am

PIG Cops get dumber and dumber!

C Jefferson Sr. December 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm

If they were a white family never would of happened like that. Cops are afraid of black people.

Genesther Taylor December 28, 2018 at 3:06 am

They are not afraid of us. That fake feared for their lives gives them. Justification. Killing black and brown people are agenda items. The KKK infiltrated the police department heavily in the 1920’s. The redirection of the new order (kkk)

Nanci00 December 28, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Between this crap and the outright murders and my personal reason to do a happy dance every time a cop bites the dust? Their bullying and cowardice shows up often as SADISM , which is hereditary, and that MANY of them were born with! PROOF: Cops creep into a situation that MIGHT be dangerous,, guns drawn, HOPING to shoot someone OR something, especially if it is a wagging tail coming forward out of curiosity in his OWN YARD, FAMILY DOG, and the cops get to watch and grin at the whole family sobbing and crying! Compare that to firefighters who run into danger hoping to SAVE someone or something.. yes even the terrified Put Bull in the corner of a burning room, and get gratification and pride to return him to his traumatized family!

tracey January 2, 2019 at 12:24 am

black, white, blue, brown, green or yellow, if they are KKKops, I don’t trust none of them…. I wish they all would drop the frick dead….,.

Fanchon Moore January 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Black people in our communities need to learn to follow directions; stop talking so much; save your talking for court; work on healing our own communities from black on black crime. The police officer talking IS CORRECT; THE BLACK FAMILY TALKING IS WRONG. You, Black family, want to fight the police; but when a black criminal is released back into your own communities, you don’t question his presence because he is a black man. Then these criminals come back into the community and continue where they left off before incarceration: abusing the community. But it continues to be everybody’s fault but our fault. WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE! DEFINE OUR OWN ILLNESSES; HEAL OURSELVES; BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN COMMUNITIES; EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN; DEFINE OUR OWN DESTINY; QUIT BLAMING OTHERS. Do the work and demand better from our own communities to do better by EACH OTHER. The police departments has protocol; find out what that means for you and your community; research, study, READ A 📖; stop the GOSSIP; STOP PLAYING VICTIM; this is 2019, not 1965…that era is OVER. THIS IS YOUR ERA; WHAT WILL BE WRITTEN ABOUT YOUR GENERATION; WHAT WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S BLACK HISTORY?

Floydette January 10, 2019 at 9:00 am

Black folks with all that goes on with cops its time to learn to shutup comply video tape and take them to court. But shutup and comply u stand a better chance of staying alive. And to our Black males show your hands dont move until your instructed too do so you might stand a chance of staying alive just comply with the command!! Give yourself at least that 50% chance to live.

Daniel January 17, 2019 at 12:17 am

there are cops in Buffalo that are Black and are trash, they will attack Blacks, but you never hear of them attacking White people, there is this one that I would love to see die and his name is Mark Vincent Johnson III, what a piece of crap he is


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