The president of the local Cincinnati branch of the National Action Network, Bishop Bobby Hilton, is calling for an investigation in an incident between Fairfield police and a family at the Fairfield Aquatic Center. What happened between the police and Krystal Dixon was caught on tape by onlookers, police dash cams and Aquatic Center video.
Below is the narrative and account according to Bishop Bobby Hilton of what allegedly happened.
FAIRFIELD AQUATIC CENTER INCIDENT
BY BISHOP BOBBY HILTON, PRESIDENT
GREATER CINCINNATI CHAPTER NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK
Tuesday June 9, 2015, Krystal Dixon took her children, some nieces and nephews (total of eight kids) to Fairfield Aquatic Center at approximately 3 p.m. The family has enjoyed this activity for years.
Krystal paid $6 each for the kids to get in and left to pick up her sister. Krystal was coming right back. She and her sister were also going to spend the afternoon at the pool.
The kids went in. Three of the kids started swimming. ONE of Krystal’s nephews dressed in red was stopped and told he could not be there because he did not have proper attire on. Five of the kids were still with him.
The nephew and Krystal’s daughter called Krystal telling her they were told they had to leave and were to get off of the property.
Krystal told the kids she was coming right back and had his swimming trunks with her.
Krystal returned in 10 to 15 minutes from when she received call. The kids were off of the property as they had been demanded.
Krystal went in to see what was going on. The kids followed her into the facility.
Krystal was told, the one young man did not have on proper attire but he got in the pool anyhow.
Krystal looks at the young man and there is not A DROP of water on him.
Staff told her someone must have made a mistake but they kids were still ordered to leave because of how they acted when the one kid was told he did not have proper attire.
VIDEO STARTS HERE……THE FIRST VIDEO IS ABOUT 1 MINUTE 43 SECONDS
Krystal in a very quiet, calm voice asked if she could get her money back since she had paid almost $50 for all the kids and they had been there less than an hour.
A female attendant told her she could not give her money back. Krystal did not argue about the money.
The staff DID NOT ask Krystal to leave. However, she decided it was best to get the other kids who were already swimming, and leave.
As Krystal walks toward the pool area, although Krystal had NOT been ordered to leave by any staff, an officer attempts to grab her and he asked what was she doing?
Krystal asked the officer not to touch her and proceeds to get the other kids. The officer follows her.
The kids who came in with Krystal see what happened between Krystal and the officer and runs toward her.
A ranger takes out handcuffs. One of the kids asked what was he going to do with them. The ranger said arrest if they did not leave. Krystal’s daughter tells the ranger she is waiting on her mother.
Krystal called the kids who were swimming and in less than sixty seconds was headed back out.
As she is heading out, the police officer asked her for ID. Krystal said she did not have ID. (She was in swimming attire)
The officer asked her name and grabbed her arm. She asked the officer to get off of her. The kids begin to say get off of my mom.
The officer says I asked you to leave and you refused to leave. (I suppose she was expected to leave the other kids there.)
At this point, instead of officer allowing the family to leave, he grabs Krystal’s arm tightly leaving marks. The kids started asking the officer to get off of her. (I did not hear one curse word from any kid.) Here the situation begins to escalate because Krystal was not permitted to leave.
Second Video Approximately 1minute and 45 seconds.
The second video begins with ranger holding the young man in black. This is the kid who was allegedly assaulting an officer so severely an unknown man was permitted to assault him. The video clearly contradicts this. The family would like this man identified and charges filed. (A different police officer eventually shows up and appears to tell the stranger to step away.)
A police officer looks to assist the ranger for a moment with the kid in black, then turns and grabs the 12 year old girl by the neck and slams her against a car. This girl who the police said was assaulting someone and resisting arrest sustained multiple injuries.
One of the female teenagers videotaping the event was pepper sprayed and ended up in hospital to get eyes rinsed. This girl was doing NOTHING but holding the camera.
I looked for kids fighting officers. I did see a child looking to be 7 or 8 years old, touching an officer who was holding someone.
You will see Krystal’s sister holding on to a gate to stay near her sister.
As this video ends, you will see Krystal’s sister placed on the ground and she is asking, why is she being arrested? This is answered on next and final video.
This begins with Maya asking why is she being arrested? You will hear female officer answer, “YOU ARE NOT BEING ARRESTED, YOU ARE BEING DETAINED. However, by the time they stood her up, she was arrested. I suppose for holding on to the gate.
Maya said I am protecting my family nobody cares that she is pregnant. He punched my 12 year old daughter.
Some of the statements and complaints reported by Fairfield Police Department are:
Officers showed a lot of restraint.
The mother showed up and refused to make her kids leave.
The kids were fighting the police.
The majority of officer’s actions were defensive until handcuffs were placed on individuals.
The kids were made to leave because of their behavior.
Parents and kids began pushing and punching officers.
12 year old girl assault’s officer and resist arrest.
I submit video taken of the incident contradicts most if not all of what has been reported by The Fairfield Police Department.
The 12 year old girl sustained multiple injuries.
Krystal, is 6 months pregnant and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
A total of five family members had to go to the hospital