“Because the officers continued to talk with the topic, he continued strolling away from them. Officers repeatedly instructed him they have been there to assist him. The officers adopted him for fairly a distance when one officer suggested over his automobile PA system that we wanted to talk with him and will provide him assist.
The topic continued strolling away with out acknowledging the officers. Officers exited their autos and tried to talk with him. When requested the place he was going, the topic replies that he’s going residence as he continues to stroll. Officers ask the place was his residence and he doesn’t reply. One of many officers stands in entrance of the topic to dam his path whereas one other officer tells him he’s being lawfully detained for the violation of Pedestrian within the Roadway as he was seen strolling in center of the road. After being instructed he was being lawfully detained, the topic responded with “no” and makes an attempt to stroll across the Officers. Officers then tried to put the topic in handcuffs. Whereas doing so, the topic resists their efforts to handcuff him. After being handcuffed, the topic was positioned in a police Tahoe and transported to the Plano Metropolis Jail. The arresting Officer famous within the arrest report that though the topic dedicated the Class B misdemeanor offense of Interference with Public Duties by resisting Officers efforts to detain and handcuff him, the Officers elected to solely cost him with Pedestrian within the Roadway, a Class C misdemeanor.”
Reese instructed KDFW-TV he did not cease for officers as a result of he did not want their assist, and police physique digicam video confirmed him telling them as a lot. “I’m on the way in which residence. I’m straight,” Reese stated within the video. When an officer knowledgeable him he was strolling within the street, Reese responded: “I perceive that. My unhealthy.” Officers continued to path Reese for 2 minutes and 17 seconds earlier than handcuffing him, KDFW reported.
“It hurts man. You don’t know in the event you gon make it again residence from folks that’s supposed to guard and serve you,” Reese instructed the information station. “Only a easy encounter, a easy encounter. That’s why I attempted to dodge them so I might make it residence.”
It’s unclear if the officers concerned will face any disciplinary actions. There may be an administrative inquiry underway in addition to an open investigation, a Plano police spokesman instructed Day by day Kos in an electronic mail.
Drain instructed CBS DFW he does not consider race performed a think about Reese’s arrest however that he “can’t get inside folks’s heads.”
“They need to’ve taken him residence, is the place he ought to’ve gone,” Drain stated.
Rachel Brown, Reese’s mom, instructed reporters throughout a press convention on Monday she is continually on her son about making good selections in life. “I instill good selections, good selections. Stroll a straight stroll. And that evening he was strolling a straight line, and it landed him an evening in jail,” Brown stated. “Eighteen years outdated he shouldn’t have been uncovered to a jail cell.”
Brown stated her son had by no means been arrested earlier than and he shouldn’t have been arrested on February 16. “He most likely rang up groceries for a few of these officers’ wives or households that evening,” the mom stated. “He stayed over late as a result of there have been so many individuals that referred to as into work that day as a result of the roads have been unhealthy.”
When requested if he might assist get the shop collectively for the subsequent day, Reese stated he might. “They left him,” Brown stated. “He was one of many final folks within the retailer that evening. Everyone else left.” He knew he was solely a five-minute stroll from residence. “He might have referred to as me to come back and get him, however he stated, ‘ma by the point you heat the automotive as much as come get me, I might’ve been residence.”
That ought to’ve been true.
Plano has a inhabitants that’s about 65% white and eight% Black. It has a median household income of about $95,000. ”I moved to Plano for a cause, and that cause backfired on me,” Brown stated. “I selected to place him in what I felt like was a very good space, a very good neighborhood.
“I pay extra to stay within the space that I stay in in efforts to offer him a greater surrounding, and but the folks that I pay taxes to—I pay their salaries— (…) they didn’t serve him that evening. They failed him that evening. He labored a late shift. He was rewarded by an evening in jail. To me, that simply, it eats me up inside.”
Brown stated she didn’t put together her son sufficient for “good selections, however you’re nonetheless going to finish up in jail behind it.”