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Tue May 19, 2020, 08:00 AM

Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son

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Lawsuit: Cop wrongly accuses 68-year-old woman and son of trying to steal 65-inch TV they'd purchased. They later bring it back for a refund to protest their treatment. Police brutally arrest and injure both, and charge the mother with resisting arrest.
https://apnews.com/ca9b17cc4aa6d469b28097ad91529055



Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son

By JIM SALTER
yesterday

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday accuses four white suburban St. Louis police officers of brutalizing a 68-year-old black woman and her adult son after wrongly accusing them of stealing a television.

Marvia Gray alleges she suffered serious and permanent injuries during her arrest at a Sam’s Club store in Des Peres, Missouri, on March 23. Her 43-year-old son, Derek, suffered a concussion, three shattered teeth and other injuries, according to the lawsuit.

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Derek Gray lives in Virginia and works in security. His mother is in frail health with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, glaucoma and other ailments, Stroth said, so Derek Gray took leave from his job to care for her at her home in Creve Coeur, Missouri, another St. Louis suburb.

At the Sam’s Club, Derek Gray purchased a 65-inch Sony Bravia flat-screen TV for his mother, along with other items, Stroth said. When they got to his SUV they realized everything wouldn’t fit, so Derek Gray asked the store to hold the TV until he could return later and pick it up.

The trouble began when he went back to the store. At first, the lawsuit said, someone at the store expressed suspicion that Gray was trying to steal the TV. A store employee interceded and confirmed that Gray had paid for the TV and was there to pick it up.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:26 AM

1. Jeez,... purchasing consumer items while Black gets you all banged up, bloody, and bruised.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 09:34 AM

2. I understand now why my son in law goes to work and home only.

He is of African, French, American Indian descent. Sometimes he visits his elderly mother. I fear for my family members with dark skin. What kind of world have my grandson & granddaughter been born into?

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Tue May 19, 2020, 09:34 AM

3. horrifying n/t

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