TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo native and activist Gerald Rose was joined by Jabril and Jannah Wyley's mother Wednesday calling for the police involved in their controversial arrest earlier this month to be suspended.
Toledo Police Chief George Kral:
"A detective told the defendant 11 times to get back and stay out of the investigation"
"These two officers have two fighting subjects and there's a third person they can't keep their eye on because they are trying to control the two people who are resisting arrest. So there was a heightened danger there."
"The community has questioned if the officer used excessive force in taking her down. Sure. Obviously you call them hand stuns to get her under control. The public sees it as punches. Is there something else he could have done? Sure he could have maced her. He could have tazed her. He could have hit her with his asp which are all much worse in my opinion that putting hands on someone. I got a lot of feedback saying well this looks really bad. When some resists arrest it looks bad. There's no way for a fight to look good. As long as someone is resisting arrest those officers are allowed to that amount of force that's reasonable and necessary to get that person under arrest. If that takes open hand stuns, closed hand stuns, knees to major muscle groups they'll do that. We'll want to get the person handcuffed as quickly as possible to avoid injury. "
Monday, September 9.
Toledo Police have released dashcam of the now viral arrest of a brother and sister from Friday.
In the video, Toledo Police officers are seen struggling with two individuals identified as Jabril Wyley, 21, and Jannah Wyley 21.
Their mother, Dauleta Wyley, tells 13abc her daughter was leaving work at a daycare on Lagrange and waiting for her brother to pick her up when the incident happened.
"As a parent, I'm devastated," said Dauleta Wyley, mother of Jabril and Jannah. "My kids haven't gotten into any trouble and they don't have records for harassment, none of that."
Toledo Police released an updated statement Monday:
Toledo Police release dash-camera footage, surveillance camera footage, and the identity of the officers involved in a traffic stop from Friday evening that resulted in two arrests and a viral social media video. Jabril Wyley, age 21, has been charged with resisting arrest while his twin sister, Jannah Wyley, age 21, has been charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.
On Friday, September 6th, Detectives Jordan Schotter and Jon Gruenberg of the Toledo Police Gang Task Force were focusing on gun crime in the ShotSpotter area when they conducted a traffic stop at Manhattan and Lagrange on a vehicle for illegal window tint. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, it was discovered the driver Quinlan Cook, age 22, had a suspended operator’s license. Due to the suspended license, both occupants, Mr. Cook and his passenger, Jabril Wyley, age 21, were removed from the vehicle. At about that time Jannah Wyley, age 21, the twin sister of Jabril Wyley, approached the stop on foot and was repeatedly asked to back away. Ms. Wyley refused to listen to detectives and began escalating the situation. As detectives attempted to detain Mr. Wyley in handcuffs, he began to resist and Ms. Wyley physically intervened. Detectives took both suspects to the ground and while on the ground, Ms. Wyley struck Detective Shotter multiple times in the face. Detective Gruenberg was able to subdue Ms. Wyley and handcuff her while Detective Shotter held on to Mr. Wyley until additional units arrived. Neither Mr. Wyley nor Ms. Wyley were injured during the incident. Detective Schotter was disoriented after being struck in the face and sustained mild abrasions and contusions not requiring hospitalization.
As with all incidents requiring increased action by officers to affect an arrest, this incident will be reviewed by the involved officers’ command according to Toledo Police Department policy and procedure. Officers may use force to respond to the actions of subjects to affect an arrest or defend themselves from attack. Anyone wishing to review the Toledo Police Department Manual, Action Response Policy, or annual Use of Force Analysis may go to toledopolice.com (see “transparency” drop down). This is the 34th report of an officer being assaulted this year.