Battle Ground Police Department dog Luca, a male 4-year-old German shepherd. A dog like this one mauled Jadarrius Rose following a traffic stop. Rose’s family is relieved he is still alive.
Photo Credit: Battle Ground Police Department
Benjamin Crump, a national civil rights attorney, is representing Rose and he echoed the sentiments raised by the Ohio NAACP as he tells ABC News “We have to say, we will not tolerate this. We won’t go back to the days where they’re siccing dogs on unarmed Black people,” On another video, the trooper who told Speakman not to release the dog can be heard questioning aloud if he wasn’t loud enough or direct enough, and another officer can be heard telling the trooper that he heard the instruction, indicating that Speakman chose not to heed the direction.
Benjamin Crump is trying to make sure what happened to Jadarrius Rose never happens to anybody else again and he intimated that the police are trying to make it seem like they were justified to chase this man and threaten to shoot him over a missing mud flap. Crump describes the fear that the video elicits in Black Americans to ABC News: “Imagine the psychological trauma and the mental anguish that Black people go through in America when sirens and flashing lights come on behind them. That’s what the Jadarrius Rose video represents to every Black person in America, the fear of being the next hashtag.”
Source: Black Enterprise