Police informed KOCO they can not touch upon pending litigation, however the Oklahoma Metropolis Police Division launched an announcement in February when the body-camera footage was launched. “It was decided that the responding officers ought to have made larger efforts to de-escalate the scenario previous to resorting to make use of of drive,” authorities mentioned within the assertion. Jones mentioned one arm was damaged and so they pulled it again. “I’ll always remember this, the ache, the agony,” she mentioned. “Oh God, the complications and all that I endure.”
Police had been reportedly responding to a name Jones’ son, Chauncey, is accused of creating alleging a bomb risk to a psychological well being facility the place he was previously a affected person. Ruby Jones mentioned he had stopped taking his treatment, KOCO Information reported.
Jones’ authorized staff alleged within the go well with that Jones didn’t consent to officers getting into her house and officers didn’t present proof of a warrant once they entered seeking Chauncey. He had locked himself in a bed room and at one level, two officers continued down a hallway resulting in the bed room with weapons drawn and glued on the closed bed room door, attorneys mentioned within the go well with.
“Ms. Jones pled with the officers to not shoot Chauncey. She knowledgeable the officers that Chauncey suffered from bipolar dysfunction and that he didn’t have a gun in his possession,” attorneys mentioned within the go well with. One level within the encounter, Bradley allegedly informed the aged lady, “You are fixin’ to go sit within the automotive.” When she refused, Bradley “grabbed her arm, and forcefully yanked her out of the bed room,” attorneys mentioned within the go well with. When Ruby Jones knowledgeable Bradley that she suffered from coronary heart illness, he allegedly responded: “I do not care.”
Bradley started pulling Ruby Jones at that time, and Staggs, who later entered the house, grabbed her by her left arm to assist, attorneys mentioned within the go well with. “Each officers, towering over the roughly 5’10” tall grandmother, moved Ms. Jones in direction of the entrance door along with her arms behind her again,” attorneys mentioned within the go well with. As Staggs cuffed the lady’s left wrist, Bradley pulled her proper arm “upwards and at an angle past its bodily capabilities,” attorneys mentioned within the go well with. When Ruby Jones informed officers they had been hurting her arm and leaned ahead to stop additional harm, one of many officers allegedly informed her “cease resisting.” “Each Defendants Bradley and Staggs then instantly threw Ms. Jones in opposition to a wall and pressed her face right into a mirror,” her authorized staff mentioned within the go well with.
One among Ruby Jones’ attorneys, Demario Solomon-Simmons, accused the officers in the course of the press convention of treating the grandmother unnecessarily harsh as a result of she is a Black lady. He referred to as for the officers’ termination. “That will not have occurred to a white grandmother, in a white neighborhood,” Solomon-Simmons mentioned.
Garland Pruitt, president of the Oklahoma Metropolis NAACP chapter, mentioned in the course of the press convention coaching wasn’t the problem on this case nor the one involving George Floyd, whom former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is accused of murdering when he kneeled on the Black father’s neck for greater than 9 minutes. “You ain’t acquired to be educated to know to not go in there and abuse an aged individual,” Pruitt mentioned. “You do not have to be educated to know to not put your knee on any person neck.
“You do not have to be educated to (know to not) abuse your energy, title, and place. That is referred to as decency. It ain’t acquired nothing to do with coaching.”