Relocation & Damages from Excessive Force

On the morning of Thursday September 10th, the Denver Police Department drove a SWAT vehicle into a residential neighborhood to serve a search warrant at a home shared by five roommates and a two year old baby - for a MISDEMEANOR CHARGE.

Three adults and the baby were inside the residence that the Denver Police aimed assault rifles at from the tank parked on the lawn. They surrounded the house, dressed like they were ready to go to war, carrying high powered rifles and battering rams. They broke out several windows, bashing them in with clubs and despite their claims to the contrary, they fired “non-lethal” rounds (aka rubber bullets) into the home.

Facebook Live Video - Trigger warning, excessive use of force, violence, and terror by the Denver Police against a woman and her two year old baby. There are places in the video where she’s begging them not to shoot her and it’s intense and traumatic to hear that level of fear in a mom’s voice. 

The damage done to the residence was extensive. They destroyed several windows, both the front and the back door, including one of the door frames. The shattered glass covered the floor, the furniture, and the baby’s toys. As they conducted their “search” they also destroyed a TV by throwing it on the floor, ripped apart headphones, and dumped out and destroyed make-up. They also removed several items that were entirely unrelated to the “case,” including Erica’s prescribed medication.

Because of the use of excessive force and violence by the Denver Police Department, Erica and her baby are now facing eviction. Moving house in the middle of a pandemic with a young child would be challenging enough, even if you weren’t already struggling to financially keep your head above water. Erica live-streamed this act of police violence on social media, so now she and her roommates are also being doxxed and harassed by the “blue lives matter” crowd.

As bad as this situation was, we know it could’ve been so much worse. Someone, including the two year old baby, could’ve been injured or even killed. I’m glad we have the chance to raise money to help this little family move past this traumatic event and find a place where they can feel safe and at home.
  • Susan Abell 
    • $40 
    • 17 mos
  • Ingvor Franklin 
    • $46 
    • 17 mos
  • Ellen Brotsky 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Rhonda Rechkemmer 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Bass 
Cape Coral, FL
Erika Pruiett 

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