Interim police chief responds to cops who drew guns on innocent family

Officers from the Aurora, Colorado, police department are accused of confronting a black family who they mistakenly believed were in a stolen vehicle.
1:30 | 08/04/20

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And next this evening, the new allegations against the Aurora, Colorado, police department. Officers now accused of confronting a black family, mistakenly believing they were in a stolen vehicle. Children forced to the ground. That stolen vehicle was actually a motorcycle in another state. Here's Clayton Sandell. P. Reporter: Continue, confusion and questions about why police in Aurora, kro, approached a black family in their car, handcuffing several children on the pavement. I want to get up! Reporter: Police say a license plate scanner alerted them that Brittney Gilliam's car was stolen. She tells kusa-tv she was with her sister, 6-year-old daughter and teenage nieces when officers rolled up. That's police brutality. I don't give a damn what nobody say. That's police brutality. Reporter: But the department now says Gilliam's license plate had the same number as the real stolen vehicle, but that was a motorcycle from another state. The mistake is that the officer was going off of what dispatch told them, it was confirmed. So, he was acting in good faith that that was confirmed. Reporter: The department is under fire for several high profile cases. Three officers were fired and one quit last month after posting for pictures making fun of the childhold used on Elijah Mcclain. The 23-year-old massage therapist who died after this encounter with police last the city of Aurora is naming a permanent police chief tonight that some community leaders and critics say will inherit a department in desperate need of fixing. David? Clayton, thank you.

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