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.