NEW YORK– A retired African-American NYPD detective and his wife are battling charges in the State Supreme Court after an alleged physical altercation with officers that arrested their son.
The parents claim their son was racially profiled.
The middle aged-couple were summoned to the police station after they found out their 13-year-old son Devin Almonor was picked up by the police. The mother, Wilma Dore-Almonor, 52, was told that her son was stopped and frisked.
“This happens all the time in my neighborhood,” Ms. Dore-Almonor said. “I felt very angry.”
Police say Devin was arrested because he was part of a rowdy group and had reached toward his waistband as the police approached.
Varying accounts of what happened after the couple arrived to the police station were told in court; however the accounts do assert that the couple was detained by force.
Father and retired NYPD detective Merault Almonor, 50, is charged with felony assault, and Ms. Dore-Almonor charged with resisting arrest and trespassing.