Jay-Z Hires Celebrity Attorney to Represent Phoenix Family That Was Threatened By Cops

Updated: June 17 / 2019Jay-Z Hires Celebrity Attorney to Represent Phoenix Family That Was Threatened By Cops

Category: Celebrity / Legal

Jay-Z Hires Celebrity Attorney to Represent Phoenix Family That Was Threatened By Cops

In a disturbing viral video which showed a Phoenix police officer telling a 22-year-old man “I’m gonna put a f***ing cap in your f***ing head” in front of his family, victims of the distressing harassment have now gained a powerful ally to help fight for justice.

Billionaire rapper and businessman Jay-Z has offered to help the family of Dravon Ames in their legal battle against the Phoenix Police Department. Jay-Z and his label, Roc Nation, have hired Alex Spiro, who is a high-power New York attorney, to assist with the case. The family is currently being represented by Tom Horne, a former Arizona Attorney General, and filed a $10 million notice of claim against the city last week.

The incident that sparked the case started when Ames’ 4-year-old daughter allegedly walked out of a Family Dollar store with a toy that wasn’t paid for. Officers then followed the family to a location near 36th and Roosevelt streets, where a viral video was taken. Soon after, multiple officers with their guns drawn surrounded the family, yelling and swearing at the couple in front of their children, demanding that they put their hands up.

One officer, who was identified by Phoenix PD as Christopher Meyer, threatened the family by saying, “You’re gonna f***ing get shot” and “I’m gonna put a f***ing cap in your f***ing head.”

Meyer had also attempted to yank Ames’ daughter out of his pregnant fiancée’s grasp and place the child on hot pavement.

Spiro, who was hired by Carter, is famously known for defending big celebrities such as rapper Bobby Shmurda, and NBA players like Matt Barnes and Thabo Sefolosha, and the late former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

In a disturbing viral video which showed a Phoenix police officer telling a 22-year-old man “I’m gonna put a f***ing cap in your f***ing head” in front of his family, victims of the distressing harassment have now gained a powerful ally to help fight for justice.

Billionaire rapper and businessman Jay-Z has offered to help the family of Dravon Ames in their legal battle against the Phoenix Police Department. Jay-Z and his label, Roc Nation, have hired Alex Spiro, who is a high-power New York attorney, to assist with the case. The family is currently being represented by Tom Horne, a former Arizona Attorney General, and filed a $10 million notice of claim against the city last week.

The incident that sparked the case started when Ames’ 4-year-old daughter allegedly walked out of a Family Dollar store with a toy that wasn’t paid for. Officers then followed the family to a location near 36th and Roosevelt streets, where a viral video was taken. Soon after, multiple officers with their guns drawn surrounded the family, yelling and swearing at the couple in front of their children, demanding that they put their hands up.

One officer, who was identified by Phoenix PD as Christopher Meyer, threatened the family by saying, “You’re gonna f***ing get shot” and “I’m gonna put a f***ing cap in your f***ing head.”

Meyer had also attempted to yank Ames’ daughter out of his pregnant fiancée’s grasp and place the child on hot pavement.

Spiro, who was hired by Carter, is famously known for defending big celebrities such as rapper Bobby Shmurda, and NBA players like Matt Barnes and Thabo Sefolosha, and the late former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

 

Close Menu