A Jackson couple is outraged after they say Ridgeland Police officers threatened their 6-year-old with a gun during a search Friday.Pretty serious charges. However, law enforcement sources dispute the grandmother's allegations. Sources told JJ that police received information that Gray was at the home of Olivia Gray.* Ridgeland police sent officers in an unmarked car to the address. A Hinds County deputy accompanied them as they were out of their jurisdiction. That means two different law enforcement agencies were present at the scene.
Paul and Angela Thompson Roby said Ridgeland officers arrived in an unmarked car at a home on Brisbane Lane looking for 23-year-old Carneigio Gray.
Gray is Angela Roby's brother. The home belongs to her mother Olivia Gray.
The Robys said officers pointed their weapons at their child who is special needs.
"My son was telling the police officers to stop to not do that. Please don't hurt his uncle and that's when the guns were drawn on him and my mother was telling them hey please don't point your gun at my grandbaby. Please don't do that," said Angela Thompson Roby, mother of child.
Ridgeland PD Lt. John Neal said Gray was charged with contempt of court for failure to appear on a paraphernalia charge from 2012.
Neal said during the arrest Gray resisted Hinds County Deputies and Ridgeland Police. The Robys have contacted the FBI and Attorney General's office. Ridgeland Police said they have not filed a complaint with the department.
Sources said Ms. Gray told the police her son was not at her home but she gave them permission to search the house. The police found one Carngeigio Gray hiding underneath a pile of laundry doing his best impression of an MDOT employee. He refused to leave with the police and instead put up a fight. One officer subdued him with a taser. The taser apparently sounded like a gunshot and Ms. Gray and child went to the back room. The officer heard the commotion behind him and turned around to see what it was while holding the taser in his hand. No weapons were ever pointed at the child. The police told them to retreat from the room.
Sources were emphatic that at no time were guns pointed towards the child nor was the child threatened by police. The Robys were not present. All allegations charging the police pointed a gun at the child originate with Olivia Gray.
The family did file a complaint against the Ridgeland police officers involved in the incident at the Ridgeland Police Department today.
Kingfish note: If the Robys and Ms. Gray are not telling the truth, they achieved their purpose. Here are some comments from WLBT's website and Facebook page:
So you would trust a police officer that pointed a gun at your 6 year old special needs child?
Or blame the officer who pointed a gun at a 6 year old!
A UNARMED CHILD!!! & he has special needs.. That's just sad. Police take their job too serious.. What they fail to realize is that "you bleed red blood just like I do" without that uniform you are nobody!!! Exactly why I do not trust some police officers
yall white people are the real crooks
They where there though & they aimed a weapon at a child who was unarmed! You can make all the excuses you want. That unprofessional & not right at all
A badge and a gun makes some ppl just plain stupid!! Really?? So desperate to make that arrest,they pointed a gun at that sweet baby whom the mama says is special needs?? SMH.... No wonder haters gonna hate!!! I hope that baby is compensated dearly...…officer responsible,fired!!!!
What about the officer threatening a special needs child? Well a child period! Something needs to be done about these officers these days because they are taking their jobs to a whole different level. I understand you looking for a criminal but don't disrespect and threaten my child!
These police needs to be held accountable for their action. I hope the parents sue them. It's just wrong to pull a gun on a child.
Somebody really need to handle ridgeland police because they really dont know the meaning of being real police officers they all are just stupid in target every car that comes thur there thats not a BMW
Let's see them do that to my special needs child I would go hunting the sob.
Just think about it... What if it was you, your child, your niece /nephew, mother, grandparents, cousin? How would you handle it? Would you just sweep it under the rug? Say for instance if the gun actually went off and harmed this child?
I don't care what the situation was... a gun in a six year olds face....RIDICULOUS, NO EXCUSE!
I still say it's wrong pulling a gun on a 6 yr old
Omg!! I'm sorry that's just wrong for pulling a gun on a 6 year old!! Like frfr it doesn't matter what the cop came for that's a child!! Glad it was my child r family cus that cop would have been good a dead in my book! ! That's a baby!!
He is only six years old but I guess if they are BLACK of any age they are a threat. I thank God that they did not shoot the six year older.
These stupid cop's think they can just do this to a child I hope the sob cop who done this is gone off the force for good pos
Sorry excuse for cops!most cops aren't worth chit anymore!I see why people are killing them off
I understand if they was in THE OTHER room she doesn't have xray vision. Her and the grandbaby ran into the room which was wrong but why put the gun on the grand baby and not her? It's a war against black men.
*Olivia Gray is not listed as a property owner in Hinds County property records.