VIDEO: Bob Marley's Granddaughter Is Suing Cops For Stopping Her

Police detained a group of Airbnb renters, after a neighbor called police to report a possible burglary.

Rialto, CA – The granddaughter of reggae legend Bob Marley has filed notice of a pending lawsuit against the Rialto Police Department, after officers questioned her and three of her friends regarding a report of a possible burglary (videos below).

Donisha Prendergast, 33, alleged that the investigation was racially motivated, despite the fact that the officers were called to the home by a concerned neighbor.

The incident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. on April 30, as Prendergast and her friends were hauling their luggage from the home of Airbnb host Marie Rodriguez, Billboard reported.

One of Rodriguez’s neighbors, who was also a member of the neighborhood watch, noticed the guests removing luggage from the home, but was unaware that Rodriguez had entered into a rental agreement with them.

The concerned woman contacted the police, and said she did not recognize the individuals or their vehicle.

Police said that the woman told them she saw “three black people stealing stuff,” the New York Daily News reported.

It was unclear whether or not the fourth person in the party was also black.

“We were surrounded by 7 cop cars,” one of the women, Kells Fyffe-Marshall, alleged in a Facebook post. “They informed us that there was also a helicopter tracking us. They locked down the neighborhood and had us standing in the street.”

But video clips released by Fyffe-Marshall and Prendergast showed a much different interaction with police.

Although Prendergast became frustrated as the investigation carried on, the conversation between the group and the officers appeared to be quite civil and respectful, and no hovering helicopter could be heard in the background of either video.

The heavily-edited video clips showed Prendergast as she contacted Rodriguez to have her verify that they had permission to be in the residence. The officers also ensured that Rodriguez was the property owner before they allowed the group to go on about their day.

“We get what you’re saying,” Fyffe-Marshall told an officer at one point, as he explained why they had to make sure that everything the group was saying was valid. “We totally understand.”

After the matter concluded, however, Fyffe-Marshall and Prendergast blasted the Rialto officers, and claimed to have been racially profiled.

“Got surrounded by the police for being black in a white neighbourhood,” Prendergast said in an Instagram post. “I’m sad and irritated to see that fear is still the first place police officers go in their pursuit to serve and protect, to the point that protocol supersedes their ability to have discernment.”

“Many have suffered and died in moments like these,” she bemoaned. “That’s a crazy reality check. Give thanks for life, and the ability to stand our ground. We are stronger together. Use your voice collectively.”

In a Facebook post, Fyffe-Marshall complained that a sergeant who arrived at the scene “didn’t know what Airbnb was,” and expressed outrage that he wouldn’t simply accept the group’s unverified explanation.

“He insisted that we were lying about it and said we had to prove it,” Fyffe-Marshall wrote. “We showed them the booking confirmations and phoned the landlord... because they didn’t know what she looked like on the other end to confirm it was her.. they detained us - because they were investigating a felony charge - for 45 minutes while they figured it out.”

She then noted that the officers “admitted” that Rodriguez’s neighbor said she called police because the group “didn’t wave to her.”

“The trauma is real,” Fyffe-Marshall said in the post.

Although the group was technically detained during the investigation, no one was ever placed in handcuffs, and they were allowed to move freely about the scene, Rialto Police Lieutenant Dean Harden told Billboard.

“The officers figured out pretty quickly that this was probably an incident where they were renting a room, but they had to make sure,” Lt. Harden said.

“They’re latching on to this whole racism thing, because they’re black,” Rodriguez told KCBS. “But this is a diverse neighborhood.”

Bodycam footage of the encounter will not be released yet, due to the pending lawsuit, police said.

You can watch clips’ of Rialto police officers’ interaction with Prendergast and her friends in the videos below (scroll down for more videos):

Comments (27)
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blujn
blujn

Don't lie about the circumstances as it puts you in a bad light!

RunCop
RunCop

Pull that race card....again and again and again and again and again.....

DocRyder
DocRyder

So many false claims of LEO racial bias have been filed most rational people no longer pay them much attention. They almost always turn out to be lies. By pushing the false narrative so hard and demanding LEO wear cameras, the BLM crowd has effectively peed in their own mess kit and insisted video be provided to document the activity. There is most certainly a serious epidemic of racial bias in this country. Hopefully the Progressive Democratic Party and their sheeple will see the error of their ways soon and get past it. As painful as honesty is with them, there is always hope...

61mouse
61mouse

Scumbummas daughter

Icare2
Icare2

Listening to the “race” narrative constantly is like hearing Charlie Brown’s teacher talk. “Whaa whaa whaa whaa whaa”. It’s lost it’s value when it’s obviously not the case over and over

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Yeah, go ahead and use the race card you entitled bitch!!! You act like the police ride around looking for black people to harass. Bitch you ain't that important!!! The police arrived because a possible burglary was reported by a neighbor. So they were doing their damn jobs!!! I hope your stupid lawsuit gets thrown out and you get thrown on your stupid ass!! Sick of this shit!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

This reinforces my belief that blacks always play the race angle no matter the circumstances. Any rational human being would have no problem explaining to the officers what happened. Instead this woman who looks like a man exaggerates the circumstances which only manages to make her look more foolish than she already is.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
And whites love to pull the insanity card. What's your point?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn Really? I don't see whites doing that at all. Maybe you got your races confused...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Rascal1966
She wasn't trying to be important. She was enjoying her Air BnB and a cracker-ass cracker got upset that black folk didn't wave back. She knows the cops will come and hassle them.

If you want black folk to stop using the race card, tell the whites to stop being racist.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Ha, no I'm definitely not confused. Check the news for any white mass shooter. The insanity defenses come in droves, Gilbert.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn reference to your comment to Rascal1966 I hope you see the irony in your comment. You call a white person "cracker-ass cracker" and then proceed to tell white people to stop being racist! LOL You're too much, Cheech. Stop smoking all that ganja, it seem to have turned your brain into mush. Now onto your comment about me - the number of mass shootings involving whites are a mere fraction of the murders committed in this country. And if according you, whites are using the insanity defense for the murders they commit and blacks do not, then I have to assume blacks kill for the sport of it. I think you should look into the number of shootings/killings in Chicago ever since it started to get warmer as summer approaches.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

@Hi_estCommDenomn
I see your comments on here all the time. Apparently you crave and relish in the drama. And you love to antagonize people. What a pathetic life you lead.
And please, don't respond to my comments ever again! I am not interested in your bullcrap!! Thank you

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Rascal1966
Take your sensitive ass to another site then.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
I did call that woman a cracker-ass cracker. But I'm not referring to all white people. Amazing that i still have to spell that out for you.

If you were offended, you're probably a cracker-ass cracker too, Filbert.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn With that logic it's okay for me to call some black people the "N" word when I don't like them. Gotcha, Cheech. Makes perfect sense in your drug induced alternate reality world.

QueuedLogic
QueuedLogic

If it wasn't about race why did the caller say she saw 3 black people stealing stuff??? I would sue them too, and again and again and again until ppl stop calling police on black folks for simply existing. Tired of hearing about race? Welp, STOP BEING RACIST.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@QueuedLogic it really is that simple

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
And no, I'm not calling her a cracker-ass cracker because i don't like her. I'm calling her that because she's a racist white who called the cops in hopes of harassing black citizens.

today_is_the_day
today_is_the_day

I stand with Bob Marley's granddaughter. We all should. But I understand why the racists don't.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn always interesting to me how blacks are able to get into the minds of people they believe are racist. Must be secret powers you all possess, right? Again, in regards to the cracker word, it is offensive to many white people just like the N word is to blacks (even though you all call each other that word frequently, but that's a discussion we can have another time) So my point is, if a term his offensive to someone that is used to describe their race, should you not use it?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Ill preface by saying you constantly @'ing me about seemingly racist comments is ridiculous comparative to the amount of other comments on this site.

Anyway, you still seem to not get it. I'm not calling all white people cracker-ass crackers, as I've told you multiple times. I use that term for a specific subset of whites, because they don't represent all white people. If you're taking offense to it, maybe re-evaluate yourself on why you think cracker-ass crackers like the woman in the story should represent all white people.

Unless you think she represents all white people. Do you think she represents all white people, Filbert?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn I think you're missing the point. It's not okay for me to use the N word to describe a certain subset of black people so why should you be allowed to use the cracker word with whites? It really doesn't matter that you are only calling a select few this nasty word. It's derogatory, so don't use it Cheech.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
First off, stop policing my language, snowflake.

And you're missing your own point because you only seem to comment when you've thought I've said something racist, and never when others say something that can be perceived as racist. Your argument has no impact.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn We're not talking about others Cheech. We're discussing you. Please don't try to deflect with the "well if they're doing it, so can I" argument. I have no other choice but to police your language because like a petulant child there is no other way to get my point across to you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Maybe you missed it the first time. Your argument has no impact, Filbert. You're not worried about perceived racism, you're worried about commenting to me as often as possible.

If you were really about perceived racism, you'd push back on every perceived racist comment.

Do you understand? You're not against what I'm saying. You're against me, no matter what i say. Therefore, your argument against what i say has no teeth.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn I comment to you because you are wrong so often. It's my obligation to correct you when you make ridiculous comments that have no merit.