Toledo Police yesterday released 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.
TPD Chief George Kral will discuss the controversial traffic stop and police use of force this afternoon at 3:10 on The Scott Sands Show -- click here to listen live to WSPD on our free iHeartRadio app. You can watch both the dash cam video and area surveillance video below. A replay of our conversation with Chief Kral will be posted online after 4pm today.
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.
This is the 34th report of an officer being assaulted this year.
Sunday, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz spoke about the incident saying, "The optics of that video are certainly not good. And I think we live in a world right now where there's heightened scrutiny. As their should be on police, community relations. The video concerns me. I've talked to Chief Kral a couple times this weekend. He's concerned by the video also. We all should be concerned. We all should want to know that use of force was justified or not."
Toledo City Councilmember Yvonne Harper, who represents the area where the traffic stop took place, also weighed in on the incident. "I realize that there's two sides to a story, but we need to know why the car was stopped. Why did people get out of the car? Why were the police demonstrating the actions that they took. Those are my concerns."