Teen seeks justice after police allegedly forced him to eat pot

A teen who was allegedly forced to eat pot by Phoenix police officers is seeking justice from Phoenix PD and the city.
Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner announced the resignation of three Phoenix police officers.
Those officers were accused of forcing a 19-year-old to eat a gram of marijuana to avoid going to jail for possession.
The teen victim held a press conference on Thursday with Reverend Jarrett Maupin.
The 19-year-old said in the conference that he felt bullied and even said no to eating the pot but felt the officers were going to hurt him so he did what they said.
Although those officers are no longer with the department, he along with Maupin say they want more justice.
"He was humiliated and dehumanized in his neighborhood, Maryvale," said Maupin.
Edgar Castro along with Rev. Maupin said they want full justice.
The teen says he was pulled over on September 13, during the early morning hours for speeding.
"I was ticketed for speeding, broken glass, no registration, no license, and suspended plates and they were all dismissed accordingly," said Castro.
Castro says three officers then made him eat about a gram of pot that he had in his car.
He says they told him that he would go to jail other wise so he did it out of fear.
"I told them no, and they had their hands on the taser gun, so I was kind of paranoid so I went ahead and ate it," said Castro.
Quickly after the incident all three officers involved resigned and an additional officer was demoted, but Maupin says that is not enough. He is demanding further action from the city.
"It's going to cost them some time. It's going to make them engage in some policy reform. Let's get that diversity training going. Let's examine these cops, and where they were recruited from," said Maupin.
On Thursday Castro and Maupin were asked several times why Castro had illegal drugs in his possession.
Maupin said that is not to be discussed at the time.
"Why not, because the stop was erroneous and the violation of his civil rights grew out of that illegal stop, and currently I don't know if he's being charged with possession of anything, so why should we speak  to something criminally that's not even going on."  
Maupin said a lawsuit could be coming if the city does not take the action he sees fit.
He also said Castro and his family have been dealing with some threats so they will be going to MCSO so those threats can be investigated.

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