Eugene family believes police used unjust force in arrests

The mother of two of the people arrested during Friday night’s incident in the 1200 block of Hwy. 99N claims the officers involved use unwarranted force.

Posted: Apr 3, 2021 7:26 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2021 7:26 PM

EUGENE, Ore --- The mother of two of the people arrested Friday night claims the officers involved used unwarranted force. 

RELATED: Four people arrested as police try to make arrest

KEZI 9 News has learned that the entire situation sparked when a man tried to repossess a vehicle he was in the process of selling to one of the residents at the home. The man claimed that someone in the house had the keys to the vehicle and that Corvin pulled a gun during the dispute.

However, the mother, Brandy Vicari, said there was no gun involved.   

“Nobody had any weapons. There was no reason for it to escalate this far. We were cooperating,” Brandy Vicari said, “He had no reason to grab anybody or pull them off the porch. They stomped all over our civil rights.”

Patrol Sergeant Todd Hargrove disputed the claim that the residents were cooperative. He was one of the officers that arrived after the initial scuffle settled down.

Police found probable cause to arrest Jobe Corbin because they said he had prior run-ins with the law.

It’s been reported that Corbin was taken to the hospital to be screened and treated for multiple injuries. At this time, the nature of those injuries cannot be confirmed, but family members said he sustained a fractured shoulder and a bruised cheekbone.

One of the officers also sustained minor injuries while trying to subdue Corbin, according to officials. 

Both Corbin and Constance Vicari are in police custody as of 7:15 p.m. Saturday night. KEZI 9 News has learned that Andreas Dobrowski and Joseph Vicari Jr. have been released.

Brandy said the police shouldn't have been called in the first place. Much of the evening was recorded by both cell phones and the security cameras placed around the home.

In one of the videos, an officer can be seen deliberately turning the camera to face the wall. There was also footage of Constance being pushed off of the porch onto the ground, but the view of the officer that initiated that contact was obstructed.

During the incident, Brandy also sustained a bruise to her lower back. She said the family is looking for justice and that what they experienced last night was nothing short of brutality.

Hargrove said he believes the force was justified. He added that there was nothing his team members could've done better during the arrests.

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