Stone, Derrick A. Oral History Interview

Creator: Stone, Derrick A. | Date: 2015-08-19
Collection: Righting the Record Oral History Project

TB: Okay…

DS: Say my name?

TB: You don’t need to…

DS: Oh, well?

TB: You can if you want to.

DS: One time, my brother and my little cousin, they went to…I don’t know what they were doing. All I know is that before they got arrested, the police beat both of them up, threw them down on the ground, like three or four times, and they arrested them after they roughed them up a little bit. Making them chase…I guess for making them chase them and…just making them chase them.

TB: Huh…

DS: They just beat them up. They said they had a cuff on and one cop was punching them and the other was holding them down. And one cop would punch them in the stomach and the other cop would trip him and make him fall on his face and stuff like that.

TB: A couple of young kids

DS: Yes. Then there’s another story where they were chasing somebody outside of my house and they ended up actually…it was snowing outside. And when they called them, they literally picked them up all the way in the air. I tried to record it, but I couldn’t. They literally picked them up, all the way in the air, then slammed him on his face in the snow and after that, they drug him by his feet to the police car then throw him in the back of the police car. That’s all. 

~ Stone, Derrick A., “Stone, Derrick A. Oral History Interview,” A People's Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland, accessed May 30, 2017, http://archivingpoliceviolence.org/items/show/54.
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