Katie Harris told the council Beck has pulled her son over four times since December without so much as a citation, according to The Lancaster News. In the first encounter with the officer, she said Beck told her son he would be cited for driving without insurance so Harris rushed to the scene to provide his insurance card. “By the time I got there, my son was already pulled out the car and it was being searched for drugs and whatever else he was looking for,” Harris said during the council meeting. “Since that first stop, every time he sees my son in his Challenger with 30-inch rims on it, he has an excuse to pull it over.”
Timothy Duncan, another resident quoted in The Lancaster News said the situation is “getting outrageous.” “It’s bad that a young Black man like me has to be in fear of police that’s supposed to be serving and protecting us,” he told the council. Police Chief Scott Grant said the complaints made during the council meeting will be evaluated on “their own merits and tested against department policy and the laws of the land,” The Lancaster News reported.
The council has looked through body camera footage available in formal complaints made to the police department, The Lancaster News reported. “Every formal complaint that has been made to the police department has been investigated, with hours of tape reviewed and interviews conducted, but it is clear that additional information is needed,” DeVenny said in a statement the newspaper obtained. “Council will continue to review each formal complaint, seek out both facts and legal advice, and then take appropriate action.”