By: Norman Dotson Jr./BNC Digital Media Producer
A video has surfaced online of a 90-year old grandmother from Texas shielding her 21-year old grandson, Tye Anders, from three police officers who were pointing guns at him.
The video shows the police ordering Anders to exit his vehicle which he refused to do at first due to being afraid.
“Upon exiting the vehicle, officers advised the subject to walk towards them to be detained, the subject then stopped and laid on the ground,” an official from Midland Police said in statement.
Police had their guns aimed at the young man laid face down on the ground while Anders’ family and friends can be heard pleading with officers not to shoot him.
At that point Anders’ 90-year old grandmother intervenes walking towards the scene with a cane and stood over her grandson as officers continued trying to detain Anders even appearing to fall on top of him.
The video ended abruptly when an officer covered the camera.
Anders was taken into custody for evading police and was later released on bond.
According to Midland Police, they tried to stop Anders for a traffic violation, but he continued driving instead until he arrived at his grandmother’s home.
However, Justin Moore, a civil rights attorney who was hired as Anders’ counsel, claims Anders did not commit any traffic violation yet was assaulted by police during the altercation.
“Racial profiling and pretext stops have been at pandemic levels in this country for generations,” he said. “This incident falls within this age-old trend of following Black men and arresting them for fabricated reasons.”
This is an ongoing investigation, there are no reports on if anyone was injured during the arrest.
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