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Routine traffic stop turns violent

Routine traffic stop turns violent

A terrified family faced off with cops during a routine traffic stop gone awry--and it was all caught on cell phone video.  Indiana couple Jamal Jones and Lisa Mahone say they were rushing with Mahone's 7- and 14-year-old children to see her dying mother when police stopped them for an alleged seatbelt violation.  Police laid spike strips down, and though Mahone was the one who allegedly wasn't wearing a seatbelt, police asked for Jones' identification.  As he reached for some documents, cops drew their guns.

Mahone called 911 and told the operator that they feared for their lives as cops repeatedly asked Jones to get out of the car.  When he refused, police shattered the passenger's side window and tasered Jones as the 2 young children watched in horror from the backseat.  Now, Mahone and Jones are suing the Hammond, Indiana Police Department.  The police department released the following statement:

NYPD looking into 'unnecessary roughness' video

NYPD looking into 'unnecessary roughness' video

There's been a social media outcry as video was posted on Facebook of alleged police harassment.

The video picks up with an African-American man being held by police in New York City.

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