Outrage after police threaten family over four-year-old taking doll from shop

  • Phoenix mayor apologises saying video makes her ‘sick’
  • Police investigate and family makes $10m civil claim

The mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, has apologised after video footage emerged showing police officers pointing their guns and threatening to shoot a father and his pregnant partner after their four-year-old daughter allegedly took a Barbie doll from a store without paying.

The incident, caught on camera by bystanders, has prompted an internal police investigation and spurred the family to make a $10m civil claim against the city.

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Source: theguardian