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In front of his children, cops open fire on an unarmed father.

The Mesa police department, whose officers are known for employing excessive and often lethal force against unarmed people, has been in the headlines this week due to numerous lawsuits alleging that same behaviour. Benjamin Taylor, a civil rights attorney, is presently suing the department for excessive force in two instances, including one in which police opened fire on an unarmed father with his hands up, surrounded by his five children. Lorenzo Jones, the father, had just handed over his youngest kid to the child's mother when cops opened fire. "Once they put their hands up and surrender to law enforcement authorities, they cease to be a danger, and therefore should not be shot or killed," Taylor told ABC 15 this week. To be clear, Jones is accused of assaulting a lady and a kid and, if found guilty, deserves to face the consequences. The police were called to the home that day after Jones reportedly struck his fiancée's sister in the face at least three times, for

Cops Open Fire on Unarmed Dad in Front of 5 Kids, Keep Shooting Bean Bags As He’s Down

A SWAT team from the Mesa police branch is going through backlash this week after a video surfaced displaying officers establishing hearth on an unarmed father with his arms up who become surrounded by way of his five kids. The daddy, Lorenzo Jones had just passed his youngest infant off to the child’s mom before police opened fireplace. As the video indicates, Jones attempts to inform the officers that he did show as much as the court date and couldn’t have a warrant for failing to appear. In step with the record, a branch spokeswoman said officers have been told Jones had a gun and have been on “excessive alert.” They declare Jones became now not complying and that they deployed a non-lethal force to get Jones to comply once the kids had been out of his instantaneous region. But, the video suggests that isn't true in any respect and they opened fire on Jones with the toddler at once behind him. An infant became at once behind Jones while police opened fire whilst a