Showing posts with label Former Mesa policeman Bill Richardson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Former Mesa policeman Bill Richardson. Show all posts

Cop Claims Innocent Black Man “Fit Description” of White Man, Holds Him at Gunpoint for 3 Minutes


Here at the PBWW site, we don't typically use race during a headline like many mainstreams and even alternative media sites neutralize a clear plan to stoke the racial divide. However, there are instances during which race plays an immediate role within the situation and it becomes important to meansthe subsequent incident is one of those cases. A cop trying to find a white suspect, holds an innocent Black man at gunpoint for several minutes, claiming the Black man “fit the description” of the man he was trying to find.

The incident, which the Mayor of Tempe called “disturbing and disappointing” was captured on the offending officer’s body camera. The incident is now under investigation and therefore the Tempe local department said that are “sufficiently concerned about how Officer Ronald Kerzaya” handled things.

According to police, On August 29, 2020, Tempe cops skilled the Hawthorn Suites located at 2301 E Southern Ave with regard to an involved service generated by the manager of the hotel. Tempe policeman Kerzaya skilled the scene where he met with the manager and was advised that a male pointed a gun at an employee of the hotel. The manager then provided the officer with an outline of the suspect also because of the last known location. The manager indicated the suspect, as seen on video surveillance cameras, was possibly getting to be exiting the west outside the door of the hotel.

The hotelier described the suspect as a white male wearing a black shirt and tan pants. Moments later, a Black man, who is an employee at the hotel, wearing a light-weight gray shirt and black pants, exited the through the west door and Officer Kerzaya’s fear seemingly took over and he claimed that the worker “fit the outline .”

“I am responding to somebody with a firearm who matches your description,” the officer says as he holds the innocent man at gunpoint who, in no way, matches one detail of the particular suspect aside from “male.”

The black employee is heard on the body camera footage repeatedly saying, “I am not a threat to you; I work here,” while kneeling on the bottom together with his hands up.

For over three minutes Officer Kerzaya holds the innocent man at gunpoint, berating him and demeaning him. “Are you a cop? You don’t tell me what a threat to me is!”

Kerzaya then held the person at gunpoint “until he could confirm that he was an employee of the hotel,” the handout states.

After his gross negligence led to threatening an innocent man’s life for several minutes, Kerzaya lets him go. Likely thanks to the very fact that Kerzaya wasted his time threatening the life of an innocent Black man for over three minutes, the armed man who threatened employees got away.

“This incident wasn't handled in accordance with the professionalism and respectful behavior that we, and therefore the public, have for our officers,” police said.

Former Mesa policeman Bill Richardson agrees, saying, “he’s there by himself. He’s trying to urge information, he didn’t await his backup. It just appeared like the response was flawed from the start and that they were just posing for trouble a method or the opposite .”

“This sort of incident definitely reduces the quantity of trust, or continues to erode the number of trust cops should expect to possess within the community,” said Roy Tatem of the East Valley NAACP.
 

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