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Bodycam Captures Fatal Police Shootout in Pasadena, Texas
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Police have released dash and body cam video from a shooting, during which an officer fatally shot a suspect who witnesses say opened fire on him during a traffic stop off Southmore Ave. The Pasadena Police Department says the officer attempted to pull over the suspect Thursday afternoon after he ran a stop sign. The suspect did not immediately stop, driving six blocks before coming to a stop on Spooner at the 400 block of Southmore Avenue. On the video, the officer shouts, "stay in the vehicle" and "show me your hands." The situation quickly escalated, according to Assistant Police Chief Josh Bruegger. "He gets out of the vehicle, turns partially so he's facing back towards the officer. At one point his hand reaches down, his right hand behind his back, and then he produces a weapon, brings it up, both hands in a shooting stance parallel to the ground, pointing it at the officer," Bruegger said. "The officer immediately starts firing, and strikes the suspect." Police said the officer fired at least six times, but they do not know if the suspect actually fired at the officer. A 63-year-old man who saw the shooting from his front yard. He says the suspect did shoot at the officer and the officer had to protect himself. "It's unfortunate the officer is placed in the position but when a suspect points a weapon at the officer, the officer really has no choice but to defend himself," said Bruegger. The officer, 40 years old and a 13-year veteran of Pasadena PD, was not hurt. He has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard after officer-involved shootings. A Harris County grand jury will determine whether he did anything criminal. The suspect has not been identified. Police said his gun was found next to his body at the scene. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Texas Police Helicopter Video Captures Shootout on Highway
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** New video shows a bird's eye view of a chase that ended in a deadly shootout between a suspect and a DPS trooper in east Bexar County. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video in a commissioner’s meeting on Friday. It shows several incidents, including the deadly shootout, that illustrate how beneficial DPS helicopters are. In this case, not only did the helicopter help locate the suspect, but it also transported the injured trooper to the hospital. It was on Sunday, February 18 that a trooper tried to pull over 33-year-old Ernest Montelongo for an unspecified traffic stop. Montelongo allegedly gave a false name, then fled. The trooper briefly lost sight of the fleeing suspect, but a DPS helicopter assisted with finding him. The suspect crossed a highway and went the wrong way on I-10. The suspect was stopped by two troopers. Gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and a DPS trooper. The suspect and a trooper were taken to local area hospitals. The suspect died the next day in the hospital. The trooper, who has still not been identified, survived. DPS says that no additional information on the case can be released at this time. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Police Bust Man Impersonating U.S. Marshal in Florida
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** When you’re going to impersonate a law enforcement officer, the last person you want to tell that you’re a cop, is a cop. But that’s what police in Boynton Beach said happened at a Florida Best Buy. According to the police report, officers were called to the store when a man that employees suspected of stealing an iPhone X a few days earlier entered the business. The employee called to have John O’Grady, 61, removed from the store for trespassing. When officers approached the Boynton Beach man, he said he was a U.S. marshal. The pin on his gray suit, the badge and the gun seemed to confirm that. But O’Grady didn’t have identification nor could he name his supervisor. He eventually conceded that no, he was not a U.S. marshal, and the “firearm” on his hip was a BB gun. Police can be heard on the body camera video telling O’Grady, “Congratulations, that’s a felony,” once they found a badge on his belt saying that he was a U.S. marshal. Authorities arrested O’Grady on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and retail theft. They reportedly found the stolen iPhone in O’Grady’s vehicle. O’Grady was released later that afternoon from the Palm Beach County Jail on a $6,000 surety bond, records show. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Patient Cop Gives Drunk Man Every Chance To Go Away
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Body camera footage released by the Spokane Police Department Wednesday shows how Sgt. Eric Kannberg was dealing with one drunken individual when another person approached him and intervened. During the incident, went on for nearly four minutes, Kannberg asked the individual to step away from him multiple times and, at one point, the man hit the officer's hand. Eventually, after running down the street, Kannberg caught up with him and took him into custody. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Man Gets Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun At Colorado Deputies
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a suspect shot and killed by deputies near Sedalia last month, along with body camera and dash-camera footage of the incident that shows frantic officers opening fire on a man they believed had shot at another deputy. The sheriff's office announced Aug. 31 on Twitter that officers had shot and killed an armed suspect, now confirmed as Paul Askins, 61, of Colorado Springs, but declined to release his identity prior to Sept. 17, citing the open investigation. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said a routine stop for a traffic violation escalated into the shooting when officers attempted to question Askins, who they now know was wanted for two felony warrants and had a criminal history in Colorado and Texas. “I just wanted to have the opportunity to share with you a little bit of information about what took place on Aug. 31,” Spurlock said at a Sept. 17 news conference. The shooting began when the driver of a pickup truck was pulled over for making an unsafe turn in front of two deputies on US Highway 85 near Delva Road at approximately 4:41 p.m. that day. Officers spoke to the truck's occupants for roughly 20 minutes and after checking identifications, learned the driver had a restraining order against her for a man matching Askins' description. Askins was a passenger in the vehicle's backseat.While officers tried to determine if Askins was in fact the protected person in that retraining order, he gave them multiple names, raising their suspicion, Spurlock said. They had asked Askins to get out of the vehicle so they could further question him when he opened the truck's door with a handgun pointed at them. In total, three officers were involved in the shooting — two deputies who made the initial traffic stop while working from the same vehicle and a third undercover officer who was in the area at the time of the call and stopped to assist them. Footage shows the undercover officer and one deputy were to the left and rear of the truck as a third deputy stood on the truck's right, back passenger door where Askins was seated. The deputy asked Askins to exit the truck moments before he opened the door with a gun raised. The deputy sprung back, falling down into the ditch and appeared to shoot at Askins from the ground. Within seconds, all three officers fired their weapons at Askins after he ignored the deputy's command not to move and continued advancing toward the fallen deputy, gun raised. “Shots fired,” an officer shouted as a deputy is seen from his body camera footage reloading his weapon and approaching Askins, who fell to the ground after officers opened fire. Spurlock said the undercover officer and the deputy believed Askins had shot at the deputy standing by his door when they fired their weapons. All three officers were placed on administrative leave and two have returned to duty. The third has not returned for reasons unrelated to the case, Spurlock said. The sheriff confirmed in the Sept. 17 news conference Askins was wanted for felony charges and likely gave officer multiple names to avoid being identified. Spurlock said they are still determining if the gun he attempted to use against officers was legally purchased. Court records show Askins was charged with a slew of felonies from El Paso County, including drug possession, felony menacing with a real or simulated weapon and sexual contact without consent, among others. The active warrants were for second-degree burglary and failure to appear in court, according to the sheriff's office. Three people — two women and a man — were in the truck with Askins but none were injured or charged with crimes related to this or other incidents. Some details in the case haven't been released yet because the investigation is on-going, Spurlock said, including names of the officers involved. The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office is investigating the shooting to determine if officers were justified in using lethal force. Spurlock said his agency's investigation is being aided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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San Francisco Police Bodycam Video Of Fatal Barbershop Shootout
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** San Francisco police have released dramatic video of a shootout inside a barbershop that left a gunman dead and five people wounded, including an officer. Twenty-one-year-old Jehad Eid of Suisun City, which is located about 47 miles northeast of San Francisco, died at a hospital after the March 21 confrontation. At a town hall meeting Thursday evening, police said they went to the barbershop to find Eid after his family reported he'd threatened them and had a gun. Police said Eid's family called the police after he threatened to shoot them. When police confronted Eid in a barbershop on Geneva near Mission Blvd., they say he fired several shots at officers. Officers returned fired. Video from one officer's body camera shows the officer shooting after falling to the ground seconds after entering the shop. The officer was hit in the leg. Four other people, including a teenager, were wounded. Police say Eid fired first, shooting 9 rounds, while two officers fired 26 shots. Eid was hit 18 times. The shooting is under investigation. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam Shows Intense Shootout Between Troopers And Suspect
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** State Police have released dramatic dashcam video of the shootout on Route 33 that seriously injured Pennsylvania State Trooper Seth Kelly in 2017. The suspect Daniel Clary was convicted of attempted murder in May. In November 2017, State Trooper Ryan Seiple made what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop on Route 33 in Plainfield Township, Northampton County. Dashcam video shows Clary getting a ticket for speeding, but as the trooper begins to pull away, Clary flags him down again. Trooper Sieple called for backup and the video shows Sieple and Trooper Seth Kelly putting Clary through a sobriety test. The video shows Clary unstable on his feet during several tests. When the troopers try to arrest Clary, he resists and they wrestle him to the ground. Clary attempts to fight back. At one point, the fight spills out onto the road with traffic driving by. Police tried to use a taser on Clary but he gets up and reaches into the driver's side window of his car. The video shows Clary firing the gun multiple times at both Trooper Sieple and Trooper Kelly. Both officers return fire and Clary drives away. Trooper Kelly was shot four times during the exchange of gunfire Nov 7, 2017, on the side of Route 33 in Plainfiield Township. He arrived at a local hospital clinically dead. He spent 12 days in a medically-induced coma and 25 days in the hospital. He doesn't remember the shootout. Houck showed jurors the 45-mintue video of the traffic stop, the struggle and its aftermath. Houck believes he could have suppressed its release. But he and the troopers believe it's important that the public should view the video to see just how dangerous police work can be and to see the restraint employed by the troopers before they were forced to open fire. "We think the community should see it," Houck said. Clary, 22, of Effort, Pa., was convicted June 29 of multiple felonies, including attempting to kill Seiple and Kelly. His attorney argued at trial he was scared and shot at the troopers because he feared for his life. Clary will be sentenced Aug. 31. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Footage of Cincinnati Police Fatally Shooting Omar Perez
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Cincinnati police released body camera and security camera video footage showing the harrowing moment when officers shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on a downtown bank on Thursday morning. Surveillance video from the Fifth Third Bank headquarters near the city's Fountain Square shows the gunman, identified by police as 29-year-old Omar Perez from Northbend, Ohio, walking methodically through the building. Perez, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants and a shoulder bag, could be seen behind the security turnstile, pointing his gun forward. In one clip, a security officer could seen helping a man off the ground and to safety before Perez walks by moments later. Isaac described the security guard's actions as "heroic." The gunman could be seen taking "shots at anyone he sees," Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a press conference Friday. Later, when Perez appears to see the officers approaching, he turns to run away but is propelled forward after he is struck by gunfire. Isaac also played body camera footage from two of the officers who engaged the suspect and 911 calls reporting the shooting. Officers approaching the building could hear multiple gunshots ringing out, which "enabled the officers to pinpoint the shooter's location," Isaac said. As the officers ran toward the building, they spotted the gunman "actively firing shots in the first-floor lobby," the police chief said. Four officers then engaged the subject, shooting him through the glass window, Isaac said. The officers fired 11 rounds, eight from 9 mm handguns, two rounds from a shotgun and 1 round from a rifle, Isaac said. By the time one officer cracked open the door to the lobby, the gunman was on the ground, the body camera footage shows. The officers then entered the building, subdued the suspect and began to render aid to the victims, Isaac said. In a 911 call, a woman can be heard telling an emergency dispatcher that she's locked in a bathroom with others. The emergency dispatcher tells her to stay there and wait for officers, who were already on the scene. The 911 center received "hundreds of calls" reporting the shooting, the emergency dispatcher said. Three people were killed and two injured in the shooting. The injured are still being treated in the hospital, Isaac said. Perez arrived at the location in his own vehicle and parked his car on a nearby street, Isaac said. He then entered through the side of the building and opened fire before continuing into the lobby are and firing more shots, Isaac said. About 4 minutes, 28 seconds passed between when Perez fired his first shot and he was stopped by officers, Isaac said. Emergency dispatcher received the first 911 call about 55 seconds after Perez fired the first shot, Isaac said. Fire personnel determined Perez dead at the scene, the police chief said. Coroners will determine how many times he was struck be police gunfire. Perez was armed with a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun, which was legally purchased from a Cincinnati gun store in August, Isaac said. He fired 35 rounds during the shooting, but while exchanging gunfire with police, his firearm malfunctioned and jammed, according to the police chief. Perez had about 200 rounds of extra ammunition in the briefcase he was carrying, Isaac said. Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting. Police believe he may have been trying to eventually make his way to the federal courthouse. Perez was not a current or former employee of the bank, Isaac said at a press conference Thursday. He had been living in Cincinnati since 2015 at seven different addresses, Isaac said. He had been issued several citations in the area but did not have a local criminal history. Perez also has a "brief criminal history" in South Carolina and Palm Beach, Florida, Isaac said. Court documents show that Perez filed two lawsuits against NBC Universal, Inc. and CNBC Universal Media in the Southern District of Ohio earlier this year, alleging that the oranizations used his cell phone harvest and broadcast his personal information. No such broadcasts appear to have been aired, ABC Cincinnati station WCPO reported. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Woman With Baby Leads Police on Wild Car Chase Before Crashing
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Texas Department of Public Safety released new video of a woman with a baby leading authorities on a chase that happened in June. The footage shows the woman, at times, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph. Police deployed a tire deflation device that blew out her tire before she crashed.. The woman is then seen pulling a baby out of the back of her SUV and running from police while holding the child and then jumping into the front seat of a passing vehicle. The driver of that vehicle quickly ran out and removed a child from the back seat before troopers are seen taking the female suspect into custody in the middle of the road. The woman was charged with evading arrest, possession of controlled substance and endangering a child. Officials in Bexar County say the woman had an open felony warrant before the incident. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Texas Woman Steals Police Car Then Crashes It During Chase
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Law enforcement officials have identified the chase suspect as Toscha Sponsler, a 33-year-old Alto native who is now under arrest with multiple charges, aside from her unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police report that the call that originated this incident was for a suspicious person and/or possible shoplifter at Ulta. Sponsler left the store on foot and eventually was put under arrest near South First at Loop 287. She was handcuffed behind her back and buckled up in the back of a police unit to be taken to jail when she slipped out of one of the handcuffs, was able to get out of the seatbelt and climbed through the vehicle's sliding partition window. After getting through the window, Sponsler gained access to the driver's seat. While she was trying to escape, officers were standing behind the car, searching through a backpack and purse Sponsler had tried to ditch when the police vehicle almost backed into them and drove away. The suspect led police units on a chase down Loop 287 at Tulane to Whitehouse and to various other roads at speeds that reached roughly 100 mph, almost making a head-on collision with two Lufkin officers, Constable Chad Wilson and several other drivers. Police officers reported seeing her continuously reaching and fumbling for the officer's shotgun, which is mechanically locked inside the unit. Multiple law enforcement agencies joined the chase with DPS leading them. Shortly after, troopers used a pursuit intervention technique maneuver to spin Sponsler out close to state Highway 63 at the 69 south intersection. Sponsler then left the road and crashed into a tree at 6:03 p.m.. A medical unit was called out to the scene, but Sponsler declined further medical treatment before she was taken to jail. Law enforcement officials found Sponsler in possession of a felony amount of methamphetamine after she was arrested will charge her additionally with escape, evading on foot, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault of a police officer. The police unit, a Tahoe, was damaged heavily and is likely totaled. No one was hurt during the chase and police say that the incident will be further reviewed to make sure the best practices were met. The incident is still under investigation. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Officer Shooting at Suspect Through Windshield
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Las Vegas police on Monday released body camera footage of two men weaving through traffic and shooting at officers during a violent chase downtown that left one of the men dead and the other wounded Wednesday morning. Fidel Miranda, 22, and Rene Nunez, 30, are suspects in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Thomas Romero, who was shot multiple times in the chest at a car wash at 1402 N. Eastern Ave. Romero died that morning at University Medical Center. While investigating that shooting, police found a 2000 Ford Expedition that matched the description of the suspects’ car just after 9:30 a.m., near near 29th Street and Constantine Avenue, Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly said at a briefing Monday. Then the SUV sped off. Miranda and Nunez swerved around cars and raced through oncoming traffic — along Mojave Road, Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue — while firing at police, Kelly said. They fired 34 rounds in five volleys during the pursuit, he said, while officers fired 31 shots. The footage shows officer William Umana, 43, following the suspects, yelling “shots fired, shots fired” into his radio. When another police car joins the chase, Umana warned the officer to stay back. The second officer’s car was hit by bullets at least twice and could not finish the chase. As the chase neared its end, Umana can be seen in the video pulling his car closer to the SUV and firing 11 shots through his windshield and seven shots through his open window. One civilian’s car was struck by gunfire, Kelly said. Nunez exited the car as it was still moving near Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., and ran up steps outside of the school and attempted to enter, but the door was locked, Kelly said Miranda moved to the driver’s seat of the car and attempted to reverse toward Umana, Kelly said. Umana left his car and continued to fire while plain-clothes officer Paul Soloman, 46, approached the passenger-side door. Soloman fired his shotgun once and hit Miranda. The vehicle came to a stop at the north wall of the school, and Miranda was handcuffed while medical was called, Kelly said. Miranda was pronounced dead at the scene. Umana and Soloman were not injured. Police arrested Nunez, who had gunshot wounds from either the previous shooting or the pursuit. Soloman, the plain-clothes officer, was not wearing a body camera, Kelly said. Nunez is accused of stealing the SUV on May 20 in North Las Vegas, Kelly said. One of the guns Nunez used during the pursuit was reported stolen from North Las Vegas on May 20. Miranda and Nunez also had aliases, “Cabezon” and “Kreeepper,” respectively, which could be gang-related, he said. Nunez faces multiple counts of murder with a deadly weapon and attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He remained in the Clark County Detention Center on Monday without bail. Kelly praised Umana and Soloman as brave and heroic. “The officer could have backed off, but he didn’t,” he said, referring to Umana. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Officer Deploy K9 Shep On Fleeing Suspect
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Body camera video released by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Nick Carmack from his perspective of a call from yesterday where he attempted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle and the vehicle fled from him before turning into a driveway. After turning into the driveway, the driver and one passenger fled on foot, at which time Deputy Carmack deployed K9 Shep who quickly apprenhended one of the individuals. K9 Shep held the individual until Deputy Carmack could place handcuffs on the individual, this was for Deputy Carmack's safety and to make sure the individual did not flee again. The suspect was medically cleared and arrested. Later, Deputy Rob Wilkins and K9 Knox were deployed to locate the additional individual who fled from the vehicle and they were also located and arrested. Both suspects were charged with Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing to Elude, Criminal Mischief, and Child Neglect as there was an infant child in the vehicle during the pursuit and who was left in the car when the suspects fled from the vehicle. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Police Use Bean Bag Rounds And K-9 To Subdue Armed Man
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** On Friday, Marshfield Police responded to a call that there was a man with a knife and he was threatening human services and probation parole officials to leave. Police arrived on the scene to find Patrick Langreck still holding the knife. In an effort to subdue him the officers used less-lethal bean bags to take down Langreck with little harm. On Monday, officers discussed why they chose to use the method they did. "Behind the squad car the officers don't have any cover so we had to try to subdue him. The entire time the individual has the knife in his hand he is a threat, at any time he could change his direction. We're within 25 feet here," said Marshfield Police Lieutenant Jody Geurink. In a dangerous situation, the Marshfield Mayor Bob McManus says the Marshfield Police Department had the perfect response. "They made split-second decisions that were absolutely brilliant," McManus said. "This is another case where we responded appropriately, and it is nice to have the commendations and the support,” said Geurick. Because of the quick thinking by the officers, the officers and the suspect were able to come away from the scene safely. "Our officer safety is always paramount. This is just a situation that worked out for the best for us and also this individual," Geurink added. The body cam footage even caught the eye of Marshfield city officials. "If you hear on the tape, you can hear them saying, 'stop, put the weapon down,' they just continued with the escalation. So we couldn't be prouder of our officers in Marshfield," McManus said. "It feels wonderful to have the support of our community, have the support of our administrative staff in our community, it's just wonderful. And that's been the history with this city they've backed out department whole heartedly," Geurink said. After seeing the officers handle the situation successfully, the Mayor has nothing but pride for them, "You know, in review of everything there, it just shows why we in Marshfield are so proud of all of our men and women behind that badge. And I've got to give a shout out to our great chief Rick Gramza, This is a testament to the training and department that he runs. " Pat Langreck is in police custody. He was in court today in Wood County, facing four counts of recklessly endangering safety. A judge set a cash bond of 50-thousand dollars. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Footage Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Maryland
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Montgomery County Police Department have released body-worn camera video from a deadly officer-involved shooting that was determined to be justified. Montgomery County Police Officer Anand Badgujar fatally shot 41-year-old Robert White on June 11 in the parking lot of a Silver Spring townhouse community. The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the evidence in the case and “concluded that Officer Badgujar’s actions were justified under the circumstances.” According to police, Badgujar, who was in the area responding to an unrelated call, attempted to speak with White. The investigation shows that White became aggressive with Badgujar and assaulted him multiple times. Police say Badgujar tried pepper spraying White, but White continued to attack the officer. The body-worn camera video was recorded from the cameras from Officer Badgujar and a backup police officer. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Police Dashcam Captures Chase of Reckless Driver in Louisiana
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Cody Davis is guilty as charged of six crimes connected to the high-speed chase on Ryan street April 10th. Police video of the high speed chase was critical evidence in the trial of Cody Davis. The video shows him ramming other vehicles out of the way, driving on the wrong side of the road and, prosecutors say, ditching a stolen gun they say can be seen bouncing on the pavement. Calcasieu Assistant D.A. Charles Robinson says the video and audio recordings were key. “I think the dash camera speaks for itself. I don’t think there’s a person who could put eyes on this dash camera and not be absolutely appalled that this happened and thrilled that he’s found guilty,” said Robinson. The pursuit of the convicted felon driving a stolen truck ended in a dramatic crash, all on video. Remarkably no one was killed. Davis took the stand in his own defense saying he kept going because his brakes weren't working. Robinson called it the most ridiculous story anyone ever told on the witness stand. “Davis’s testimony was a pathetic joke. It’s a shame that he was even able to do that. He committed perjury in front of that jury. I could not count the amount of lies that this man came up with,” said Robinson. ”And to come in there and testify after we have recorded jail phone calls of him saying I led officers on a high-speed chase, that are in direct contradiction to what he’s saying to the jury. It’s ridiculous." Davis was found guilty of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated flight from an officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, obstruction of justice by tampering with evidence and aggravated criminal damage to property. The jury vote was unanimous on five of the charges but 11-1 on obstruction of justice. Davis will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Nov. 2 and will later be subject to enhanced penalties as a habitual offender. Defense attorneys declined to appear on camera. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Armed Robbery Suspect Gets Shot After Pointing Gun at Officers
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Jackson County Prosecutor has decided that a fatal officer-involved shooting in March was justified. Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka, in a six-page decision, detailed the events leading up to the shooting of Kenneth Townley, 47, on March 11. According to Jarzynka's investigation Townley had robbed a Dollar General store on the 3500 block of E. Michigan Avenue that afternoon. Clerks described the robber and a person matching that description was spotted on Tyson Street near Watts Street by a Blackman Public Safety officer. The officer made contact with Townley and other officers from Blackman Township, Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the City of Jackson arrived to assist. Witnesses said officers told Townley to put his hands on his heads and he refused each time. Townley then pulled what appeared to be a gun out of his sweatshirt and held it at his side. Officers again told him to drop the gun and Townley refused, instead he raised the gun and pointed it at officers. Officers then fired their guns at Townley and he fell to the ground. He died later at a local hospital. Investigators found that the gun Townley used to threaten officers was an Airsoft pistol, and not a real gun. Jarzynka said in his statement that the officers acted in self-defense and in the defense of others around them and for those reasons the use of deadly force was justified. Read the report below: https://media.wlns.com/nxs-wlnstv-media-us-east-1/document_dev/2018/05/17/3591_001_1526569613177_42851469_ver1.0.pdf Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Captures Fatal Police Shootout in Baltimore, Maryland ⚠(Volume Warning)
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Baltimore Police released body camera footage Monday from a Sept. 23 shootout that left an officer injured and suspect dead. Baltimore police identified the two officers involved in a shootout Sunday that injured one of them and left another man dead. Police said Tuesday that Nathaniel Sassafras, 29, of Baltimore, shot and injured officer Phillip Lippe, who has since been released from the hospital. Both Lippe, a three-year member of the department, and Steven Foster, a five-year member, fired their weapons, police said. They were assigned to Western District patrol. Both officers were wearing body cameras — one of which was shot and damaged in the incident, police said. Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the damaged camera was being sent to the manufacturer to retrieve the data, but Axon was unable to retrieve the footage. “We will make the decision to release the footage once we have had an opportunity to review it in its entirety,” Smith said in a statement. The shooting was reported just before 6:30 p.m. in the rear of the 800 block of Vine St. in the Poppleton neighborhood. Lippe and Foster were in the neighborhood for a “crime suppression initiative,” Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle told reporters at a news conference Sunday night. Two people were shot in the same block in a span of just over four hours one evening last week. Tuggle said Sassafras was not a specific target of the operation. A spokesman for the Department of Corrections said Sassafras was paroled on Jan. 18 after serving nearly 14 years of a 20-year sentence for a 2004 murder. The state corrections spokesman said Sassafras was convicted of second-degree murder and use of handgun in a crime of violence. He also served a concurrent one-year sentence for second-degree assault that occurred while he was incarcerated. Police said Sassafras was just 15 when he shot Jason Baughman, 22, several times in front of a convenience store near the 500 block of N. Warwick Ave. on May 9, 2004, according to a Baltimore Sun article at the time. Police said the shooting was related to an "ongoing dispute in the area.” Court records show Sassafras also was charged in another murder on June 26, 2004, but a warrant was not issued until October 22 of that year and he was arrested six days later. Those charges were later dropped. No one answered Monday at two addresses associated with Sassafras. His family could not be reached for comment. In a profile on a friendship and dating website connecting inmates to those on the outside, Sassafras, 19 at the time, described himself as a people person seeking meaningful relationships, who goes by the nickname “Davon.” The profile said he was seeking an “intelligent” woman with a “good personality” to communicate with. He wrote that he enjoyed writing poetry, playing baseball, basketball, football and “love to sweat out when boxing.” He continued, “I love to meet new friends because I'm a people person and I hope they stay with me.” Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Colorado Police Officers Fatally Shoot Suspect Armed With Knife
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** Fort Collins Police asked Jeremy Holmes to drop the hunting knife he was holding more than 40 times before fatally shooting the 19-year-old man July 1 near the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, body camera footage released Tuesday shows. Police were alerted that Holmes was walking to his brother's residence at the Aggie Village Apartments just south of CSU's campus with a large knife by a 911 call from Holmes' mother. The woman reported that Holmes had left the residence after saying he was going to kill his brother and sister-in-law, who lived at the Aggie Village Apartments, and that Jeremy Holmes had struggled with mental health issues in the past. The woman said to dispatchers that Holmes told her he planned to charge police and force them to shoot him, and he said she would "lose either one or two sons" that night. Officer Phil Morris with CSU police responded to the area of Whitcomb Street and Prospect Road, where he saw Holmes holding a large knife. In the video, Morris pulled out his patrol pistol and immediately began instructing Holmes to drop the knife, and backed away from Holmes as he continued walking toward the officer. Holmes refused to drop the knife, and uttered phrases such as, "Kill me now," and, "My life is over." Fort Collins police Officer Erin Mast was responding to a different call, but saw Morris with his weapon drawn as she drove on Prospect with her lights flashing. She stopped and tried to assist Morris, pulling out her firearm and also pleading with Holmes to drop the knife. With Mast's cover, Morris can be heard saying he is going to try shooting Holmes with a Taser, but as he goes to pull the Taser, Holmes charges Morris with the knife. Morris redrew his gun and fired four times at Holmes, and Mast also fired twice, with all six rounds hitting Holmes, according to Jones. Both Holmes' mother and brother have seen the body-camera footage, Jones said. "I think the officers have certain tools that are available to them, and some are less lethal and some are not," Harris said. "In this case the officer made a decision to try and transition to that less lethal option, and I'm not going to sit here and second-guess him. If it had worked, it would have been a great day for everybody." Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Cops Save Overdosing Man With Narcan in Florida
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Pasco County Sheriff's Office released a video which showed a man with what they say are all the signs of an overdose. He had a strong pulse but wasn't breathing, pinpoint pupils, and he began turning blue in the face. The responding deputies administered Narcan, or naloxone hydrochloride. The drug essentially reverses an overdose. Within three minutes, the man became responsive. "Our main goal here is to save lives, to give a person another chance," said Corporal Sherryl Johnson-Tandy, who tracks the agency's Narcan use and provides deputies with training. The man in the video got another chance because the deputies carried Narcan on them. "2017 was the first year that Pasco County began to experience some of the consequences associated with the opioid crisis," said Captain Mike Jenkins. The chemical agent has been deployed 65 times in Pasco County since March of 2017 to those who have overdosed on opioids. In 63 of those cases, Narcan revived the person. "This drug does not work if it's a cocaine-related," said Cpl. Johnson-Tandy. "It only works on opioids. Both of those had actual cocaine in their systems." More than 900 Pasco County employees are trained to use Narcan. More than 660 deputies carry rescue kits on them every day. "We recognize that we cannot arrest our way out of this problem," said Capt. Jenkins. "So, the deployment of Narcan is one of the strategies we are utilizing to address this issue." Narcan is a one-time use nasal spray or it can also be administered intravenously. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam & Bodycam Footage of Police Shootout With Gang Member
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Los Angeles, California -- On July 27, 2018, around 10:15 p.m., uniformed officers assigned to Mission Patrol Division conducted an investigative vehicle stop in the 9000 block of Noble Avenue. The subject of the stop was later identified as Richard Mendoza. The officers approached Mendoza, who was the driver and sole occupant of his vehicle. Upon making contact, the officers verbally confirmed Mendoza was still on Federal Probation and requested he step out of the vehicle. When he did so, Mendoza produced a semiautomatic pistol and, without warning, began firing rounds at the officers, resulting in an Officer Involved Shooting. One officer was struck by one of the rounds fired by Mendoza. She received medical care at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) personnel and was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is listed in stable condition. Mendoza was struck by gunfire. LAFD Rescue Ambulance transported Mendoza to a local hospital where he was treated for wounds and later pronounced dead. Officers located and recovered a .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol from the scene. Police have not released other details about why Mendoza was stopped, only saying he’s a documented gang member with prior convictions for narcotics sales and possession of a firearm by a felon. Over the next several months, LAPD will continue to investigate the use of force in the incident. Findings will be presented to the Board of Police Commissioners while representatives with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Office of the Inspector General will also monitor the investigation. No other details were released by LAPD. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows N.J. Cop Fatally Shoot Man Who Attacks With Knife
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Body camera footage of the police-involved shooting of Timothy Deal on North Kentucky Avenue was released Tuesday by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. On June 22, Atlantic City Police Officers responded to the 600 block of North Kentucky for a hit-and-run crash with injuries, according to previous reports. During the investigation, Deal, who was not involved in the accident, approached and allegedly stabbed one of the officers with a knife. The attack was unprovoked, according to a statement from the Prosecutor's Office. The body camera shows Deal approach one of the officers with a knife and then swing it at him. The officer yells at Deal to drop the knife and then shoots him several times as he swings the knife. Deal stumbled backward and then fell to the ground with the knife still in his hands. The officers then tell him to drop the knife, which he does, and then roll him over and put him in handcuffs. After shooting Deal, the officer, who is not identified and whose face is blurred in the video, yells into his radio, "Shots fired, male down, officers OK. ... I might be stabbed; I'm not sure." “The death of Timothy Deal, while tragic, was in response to his unprovoked attack on a police officer with a knife," Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement. "The unfortunate circumstances, where unarmed individuals have been assaulted and in some instances killed, that have occurred throughout the United States should not be compared to this matter. Each incident has its own set of facts and must be investigated separately." The injured officer and Deal were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. Deal was pronounced dead at the hospital's trauma center. The injured officer was treated and released, according to the Prosecutor's Office. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Deal, which determined he died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Prosecutor's Office. The investigation is ongoing pending, but not limited to, submission of evidence to the New Jersey State Police Ballistics Laboratory, according to the Prosecutor's Office. The prosecutor's Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation without the participation of the Atlantic City Police Department, as per guidelines from the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. "We must not lose sight of the fact that a sworn police officer reported to the scene of an accident to protect the public, and was attacked for no apparent reason," Tyner said. "The officer defended himself and protected the public from untold harm. This incident reminds us of how fragile life can be, and we should all be thankful that no innocent bystanders were injured.” Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Costco Thieves Run Right Out The Door And into Seattle Police
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Seattle police arrested some thieves who they say were trying steal "in bulk" from Costco. Seattle police put an end to the shoplifting spree as dash cameras and body cams recorded. Loss-prevention officers recognized what was going on inside the Costco store around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and called police. The suspects were gathering up laptops and other items, preparing to escape out a fire exit. A getaway driver was waiting outside. Police got in position and waited until the would-be thieves came through the fire doors. Police arrested the 30-year-old man and 21-year-old woman. The 18-year-old getaway driver was also arrested. Investigators believe they hit a different Costco earlier the same day-- -stealing more than $2,000 worth of electronics. Loss-prevention officers told detectives they'd had run-ins with one of the suspects before and he'd had a knife with a seven-inch blade in his pocket. Officers say the suspect had the knife when he was arrested Wednesday, as well. He was booked for investigation of robbery, and the women were booked for investigation of theft. They were all taken to the King County Jail. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam Captures Police Shootout in Escambia County, Florida
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Three Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an October, 2017 shootout with a robbery suspect. Prosecutors said a key piece of evidence in coming to that decision was the dash-cam video from the first-responding deputy. In the video, which has now been released by the State Attorney’s Office, Deputy Patrick Roberts can be seen and heard commanding Demetric Denario Carter to keep his hands up and get on the ground for more than two minutes. Roberts could see a handgun in Carter’s back pocket. Even after backup arrived, Carter refused to comply. Deputy Roberts tased Carter who pulled his gun and fires several shots as he was going to the ground. Deputies responded with fire of their own, wounding Carter who was taken into custody. According to a police report, a bank teller at Warrington Bank called deputies after a suspicious man came in the bank, speaking and acting in a threatening manner. She told dispatch she was afraid he may rob the bank. She also told dispatch that the suspect, later identified as Carter asked her to call police because he didn’t want to take anything out on them. The deputies were not injured in the shootout and Carter was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He now faces three attempted murder charges. READ THE FULL REPORT: https://mgtvwkrg.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/ecso-shooting.pdf Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Cops Rescue Children After Mother Holds Them On Building Ledge
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Delray Beach police officers responded to a call Saturday of a woman and children standing on a roof. When they got there, they say they found a 23-year-old woman who was hallucinating and two small children on the garage ledge on a townhouse. Officer Rob Addea got under the window, ready to catch a child or the woman if necessary, police said. “Just get the kids back inside,” Addea said. Two other officers went upstairs and out a window to the ledge and one grabbed the children's arms while the other tried to reason with the woman, police said. Police eventually were able to rescue all of them. The woman has been committed to a mental health facility under the Baker Act and might face criminal charges, police said. The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating and the children are in their custody. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Woman Ejected After Her SUV Rolls Over During Intense Police Chase
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Dash cam footage released Thursday by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office reportedly shows a woman’s attempt to flee from deputies who were attempting a traffic stop. The woman’s SUV makes contact with several cruisers before she loses control of the car, rolling it over multiple times before being ejected. The incident occurred on July 12 when deputies attempted to stop the driver, identified as 22-year-old Brittany Nicole Jeffords, for a traffic violation on North Cashua Street, but she refused to stop, according to information from Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. At one point, the suspect stopped the vehicle in a parking lot where a man exited the car and was arrested by deputies before she sped off, officials say. The chase continued onto Black Creek Road and the TV Road area where it ended when Jeffords flipped the SUV and was ejected from the car. She was transported by Florence County EMS to a local hospital. Jeffords appeared in court on Tuesday. Online records show she is charged with two counts of failure to appear, driving under suspension and failure to stop for a blue light. She is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on $3,650.50 bond. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Raw Videos in Fatal Chicago Police Shooting of Harith Augustus
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released raw video footage of the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus on July 14 in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Augustus, 37, was approached in the 2000-block of 71st Street by police who suspected he was carrying a firearm. The Chicago Police Department released a portion of one officer's body camera video of the incident, which ended with an officer shooting and killing Augustus. Augustus' stepfather was the only member of his family present, along with the attorney, at that viewing. The family's attorney spoke afterward. "It showed the police officers were there, they saw a young man coming and they start chasing for him for no obvious reason that we're aware of, and we'll keep looking into that as the lawyers in the case," said Standish Willis, attorney. Willis said they only saw surveillance video from near the scene. It was not immediately clear why they were not shown body cam video. In the days following the shooting, Chicago police released one piece of body cam footage that showed the deadly encounter. But the video had no audio and raised a number of questions. "I think as long as Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of this city we'll never have true transparency," said community organizer Will Calloway. "And if the city can selectively release edited video when it wants to within two days, it ought to be doing that for all videos in all instances," said Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy. Days of protests followed the shooting. There were clashes between police and protesters and calls for COPA to release all available video. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Footage of LAPD Officers Shooting Knife-Wielding Man
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** On June 20, 2018, around 10:39 p.m., Devonshire Patrol Division uniformed officers responded to an ambulance cutting radio call at a residence in the 20000 block of Sardinia Way in Porter Ranch. The comments of the call indicated that a female victim was outside and had been stabbed by her husband. As the officers arrived, they observed the victim on the ground, surrounded by community members who were providing her with aid. The officers' attention was then drawn to a male suspect, later identified as Alen Alpanian, who was standing outside the front door of the residence holding a kitchen type knife. The officers ordered Alpanian to drop the knife; however, he walked away from the front door of the residence toward the officers, still holding the large kitchen knife. The officers continued to give commands to Alpanian to drop the knife, but he failed to comply and began to cross the street toward the officers. The officers deployed two Bean Bag shotguns, followed by two TASER activations, which proved to be ineffective. Alpanian continued to walk toward the officers while holding the knife, which resulted in an Officer-Involved Shooting. Alpanian was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and listed in stable condition. The female victim was also transported to a local hospital, underwent surgery for her stab wounds and was also listed in critical yet stable condition. No officers were injured during the incident and an 8" kitchen knife was recovered at scene. Force Investigation Division detectives responded to the scene to handle the administrative and criminal investigations. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Raw Dashcam Video Shows Suspect Trying To Kill Officer
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Video from a squad car showing a vicious attack on a Brooklyn Park police officer last November is now public. It reveals a desperate struggle to survive as a man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant grabs for the officer’s gun. The video released Thursday captures the officer’s screams for help as 25-year-old Lance Carr begins punching, choking and wrestling with officer Sean Hyman. Hennepin County jurors watched the compelling video and convicted Carr of felony assault of a police officer. Just minutes after officer Sean Hyman stopped a white car on a noise complaint, he learns the driver, Carr, is wanted on a felony theft warrant. “He asked Carr to step out of the vehicle and place his hands behind his back,” Brooklyn Park Police Chief Chief Craig Enevoldsen said. But when officer Hyman attempts the arrest, trouble begins. Carr suddenly turns and repeatedly punches Hyman. The two lock in a struggle and fall to the ground. “At that point I think he (Hyman) knows or determines that this is a fight for his life,” Enevoldsen said. On Thursday, law enforcement released the nine-minute video to show the public why no police officer’s stop is ever routine. Officer Hyman is on patrol alone that night and begins screaming help. At that point, neighbors hear his screams and call 911 for police backup. You can hear citizens screaming at Carr to get off the officer, but to no avail. “Had officer Hyman not done some of the things he had done to get additional help, I think this ends much differently,” Enevoldsen said. But before that help arrives, Hyman fires his gun but misses Carr. There’s a struggle for Hyman’s pistol, and he ejects the magazine, rendering it unable to fire additional rounds. Finally, three minutes after the struggle begins, sirens are heard and backup arrives. But even then, Carr doesn’t stop his assault of Hyman. It took a shot fired from a police officer’s Taser gun and the tackling of three other officers to do that. “This could have had a very different outcome if the officers had not arrived when they did and/or the citizens had not intervened how they chose to intervene that night,” Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. Officer Hyman was off the job for 16 days after the incident – he’s now back on patrol. Sentencing for Lance Carr will be June 17, where he could face a penalty of between 10 to 20 years for the first-degree felony assault of officer Hyman. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam: Police Officer Helps Speeding Student Tie His Tie
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** A University of Wisconsin-Stout student pulled over for speeding last month near campus was rushing to give a presentation and didn’t know how to tie his necktie. According to the Menomonie Police Department, Officer Martin Folczyk spotted the student’s BMW speeding down 8th Street at 8:55 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 30 and initiated the stop. “I have to get a tie tied,” the driver said. “I have a presentation and I thought my buddy was home but he’s not, and I’m running behind.” Before asking for his license and insurance, the officer asked the student for his tie, then loosely tied it around his own neck before handing it back. “While I do this, why don’t you grab your proof of insurance and your driver’s license real quick,” Officer Folczyk said. “Probably not the best knot, but it will work.” “Better than what I was going to do,” the student said. “Thank you so much.” The student was given a verbal warning. After seeing the video of the traffic stop, the police chief invited the driver back to the police station and taught him to properly tie his own tie. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Suspect Gets Fatally Shot After Charging At Officer With Knife
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** On May 3rd, 2018 the officer involved in a February 19th, 2018 officer-involved shooting of an armed subject was cleared by the Denton County Grand Jury and an internal investigation by the Denton Police Department Office of Professional Standards. The Texas Rangers conducted an extensive investigation of this incident at the request of the Denton Police Department. The Denton County Grand Jury completed their review of the incident which occurred on February 19th, 2018 in the 1700 block of Spencer Road and concurred with the findings of the Texas Ranger’s investigation. On February 19th, 2018 Officer John Landolfo, a 7-year veteran, and his trainee, Officer Je’Ni Nelson, were sitting in their marked patrol Tahoe in a parking lot along Spencer Rd when a male suspect approached the back of their vehicle and began yelling at the officers. When the officers exited their vehicle to check on the male, he produced a knife. The suspect threatened the officer with the knife and then began to walk away toward a wooded area. Concerned for the safety of the public, both officers walked behind the suspect while giving him instructions to stop and to drop the knife. Several yards off of the roadway, the suspect disappeared from view into a densely wooded area. When the suspect returned to the officers’ view he was swinging the knife and approaching the officers swiftly and aggressively. Officer Landolfo deployed his dual-cartridge TASER X2 in an attempt to stop the suspect’s advance. The male initially fell to the ground, but quickly got back to his feet. A second TASER cartridge was deployed but failed to incapacitate the suspect. As the suspect continued to advance on the officers, Officer Landolfo was forced to drop his TASER and use his sidearm. Officer Landolfo fired two rounds from his pistol striking the suspect in his upper body. Paramedics were immediately called to the scene and officers rendered first aid using a medical/trauma kit carried into the woods by the first backup officer to arrive. Despite the immediate lifesaving efforts, the Denton Fire Department determined that the suspect was deceased upon their arrival. The suspect has been identified as Lawrence Shaw Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam Shows Trooper Chasing Down Driver Who Hit Her Patrol Car
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Florida Highway Patrol has released dash camera footage of a Trooper apprehending a suspect after he intentionally struck her patrol car with his vehicle, then led her on a high-speed chase through bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Florida Turnpike. On April 24, 2018, Trooper Vanessa Franceschi was conducting a traffic stop when the unidentified suspect drove his Honda Civic into the rear of her patrol car. Trooper Franceschi pursued the Honda as the driver sped down the emergency lane and the shoulder of the highway, past thick traffic. The Trooper was able to conduct a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT), pushing the Honda into a wall and making it impossible for the suspect to escape. According to the arrest report, the driver, identified as Raumel Quntero, mentioned he intentionally struck Franceschi's patrol car. Trooper Franceschi sustained minor injuries following the crash. No other motorists were harmed. The suspect was charged with Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Felony Fleeing and Eluding and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Footage of Jesse Romero Shooting by LAPD Officer
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles Police Department officer held a news conference Tuesday where they released body cam footage of the deadly encounter. Jesse Romero's parents joined attorneys and activists at the news conference, where partial body cam footage from Romero's fatal 2016 shooting by an LAPD officer was shown for the first time. The family's attorney Humberto Guizar says the graphic footage disproves the city's claim that Romero shot at officers first, and shows that he was unarmed when shot by police responding to a vandalism call. The body cam footage shown by Guizar showed the perspective of the "shooting" officer and the "following" officer while chasing Romero. An investigation by the Justice System Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office found that LAPD Officer Eden Medina used "reasonable force in self-defense and defense of others" during the Aug. 9, 2016, shooting. The Feb. 28, 2018, report states that Medina was forced to "make a split second decision" prior to shooting Romero. The LAPD released a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to the partial release of the body cam video. The statement reads in part: "The Los Angeles Police Department understands that any time that an officer uses deadly force that ends in a fatality it is a painful tragedy for the family and friends of the suspect, the community and the officers involved. This is why the LAPD, its oversight bodies, and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office scrutinizes these incidents as closely as possible to ensure that the use of deadly force was appropriate to defend the life of the officer or members of the public." Guizar urged "scared" witnesses to come forward and tell the "truth" about what they saw that day. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Citizen Helps Police Officer Detain Fleeing Suspect
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** A 39-year-old DeLand man is being praised by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office for jumping into action to help a deputy during a traffic stop. Deputy Wesley Blum pulled over Brittany Brown, 27, of DeLand, and Harry Marrison, 40, of DeBary, Wednesday night on Circle Drive in DeLand. Blum pulled over the pickup truck because the tag number was registered to a different vehicle, investigators said. Blum said on several occasions, Marrison tried to get out of the vehicle after the deputy told him not to do so, investigators said. Marrison got of the vehicle, and the deputy used his Taser, but Marrison continued running, investigators said. Blum used his ASP baton to stop Marrison, but that also didn’t work, investigators said. The two began physically fighting, when a good Samaritan, Shawn Kelly, was driving by, saw the two fighting in the dirt and helped subdue Marrison, investigators said. "I stopped and immediately jumped out and assisted the officer because they had the upper hand on him," Kelly said. "He (Blum) was grateful that I was there." No one was injured. Marrison said told investigators he ran because he left a court mandated treatment program and thought he had a warrant for his arrest. Marrison was arrested on charges of resisting arrest with violence. Brown was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation for driving with a suspended license. "If i had to do it right now, I would do it again, just because it's the right thing to do," Kelly said. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Pasco County Deputy Save Man From Drowning
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** A Pasco County deputy was fast on his feet in an attempt to save a man from drowning. Deputy Taylor Grant was responded to a drowning call in the area of Green Key Road in Holiday at about 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office. The 51-year-old victim was five acres away and a 10-foot security fence was standing in between them. But Grant managed to scale the fence and ran to the man in time to save his life, authorities said. Body cam video shows a woman yelling for help as she tries to hold the man, who is trapped in between a seawall and a floating walkway, above the water. Within seconds, Grant pulls the man from the water and starts performing CPR. The man was rushed to North Bay Hospital where he remains in critical condition and will be intubated for an unknown amount of time, according to hospital officials. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Dashcam Shows Shootout Between OHP Trooper and Pursuit Suspect
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released dashcam video of a trooper-involved shooting that happened in Woodward in August. According to reports, Trooper Austin Ellis attempted to initiate a traffic stop for a seat belt violation. That's when the driver, Arturo Ramirez, failed to yield. And instead of pulling over, Ramirez pulled into the parking lot of a Days Inn Hotel on Highway 183, where he opened fire on the trooper. Trooper Ellis was hit in the chest, but his vest stopped the bullet. Ramirez was shot once in the hand. From there, he drove off with the trooper in pursuit. In an effort to get away, Ramirez later reportedly crawled through the open garage door of a residence along Western Avenue, before allegedly breaking into an outbuilding. "A perimeter was established with cooperation from local law enforcement. And a suspect was apprehended by the Oklahoma Highway patrol,” Colonel Mike Harrell, with OHP, said. Ramirez was then taken into custody. And Trooper Ellis was taken by Air Evac to the OU Medical Center. “The bullet actually did not penetrate the body, but there was enough force inside the vest compartment that it caused that fractured rib,” Colonel Harrell said. Trooper Ellis suffered a fractured rib, and internal bleeding. He is out of the hospital now, but is still on leave. “I tell everybody almost every day, these guys are my heroes. They face an unknown danger every time they step outside that car,” Colonel Harrell said. Arturo Ramirez is facing several charges including shooting with intent to kill. Cell phone footage courtesy of Jared Kemp: https://youtu.be/raxYRkASmLQ Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Show Police K9 Catches Wanted Armed Robbery Suspect
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** On Saturday, September 29, 2018, MCSO K-9 Deputy Matthew Hooper and his K-9 partner "Rambo" responded to 585 NW 57th Avenue in reference to locating a man wanted for committing an armed robbery in the city of Ocala, Florida. On June 2, 2018 defendant Andre Baker (DOB: 12/31/1988) robbed a couple of $40.00 and a .22 caliber handgun at gunpoint, and after their investigation, the Ocala Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest. Baker has fled from law enforcement before...He even told witnesses that he would flee from law enforcement by running into the woods. Knowing this, Deputy Hooper and Rambo took a position in the woods behind the house Baker was staying in. When two other deputies went to the front door of the home to ask Baker to come out of the house, Baker ran out the back door, where Deputy Hooper and Rambo were waiting. Baker ignored K-9 warnings and Deputy Hooper deployed Rambo to apprehend the suspect. Rambo jumped over three fences and quickly captured Baker after a short pursuit. Baker was treated for minor injuries that he sustained by Rambo's bite, and he was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail. Baker's been charged with Resisting without Violence for this incident, and OPD's warrants for Robbery with a Firearm, Grand Theft of a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon were successfully served. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Police Fatally Shoot Suspect After Dragging Cop By The Leg
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** A man who was shot by a deputy in Lauderdale Lakes is seen kicking and dragging another deputy moments before he's fatally shot in new body camera and surveillance videos. The video shot by a witness shows Wednesday's fatal encounter between Broward Sheriff's deputies and 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre at the Sunset Hills Condominium in the 3600 block of Northwest 21st Street. Surveillance footage and body camera footage from the officers involved in the shooting released by BSO Friday also shows the incident from multiple angles. "There's a guy fighting with two cops," a woman tells a dispatcher in 911 calls of the incident released Friday. Officials said Deputy Sean Youngward responded to a disturbance at the scene and was confronted by Pierre, who attacked the deputy. Youngward's body camera showed him knocking on an apartment door and the confrontation immediately begins. "Back down man, what is wrong with you? Stand down!" Youngward yells at Pierre, who chases him through a hallway and out into a courtyard. Youngward fires his Taser at Pierre, who keeps walking toward the deputy and knocks him to the ground. "What is your problem, what is wrong?" Youngward yells. "Tell me what is wrong? Just tell me." Youngward is seen trying to break away from Pierre by using his baton as Pierre has a hold of his leg. "Let go of my leg, let go of my leg sir," Youngward says. The videos show Pierre dragging Youngward on the ground, while a second deputy, Steven Briggs, arrives and points a gun at Pierre, trying to get him to stop. "Get your hands off him now!" Briggs yells at Pierre. "They're gonna shoot you man," a witness is heard telling Pierre in the cellphone video. "Let him go, you're gonna get yourself in bad trouble." "Tase him, tase him, don't shoot him," another witness is heard saying to the deputy. Pierre suddenly drops Youngward's leg and starts to run at Briggs, and that's when three shots were fired by Briggs. Officials said Pierre wasn't armed. "Deputy Sean Youngward was attacked by Mr. Pierre. He was punched, he was kicked and he was knocked to the ground," Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Friday. "It was a violent encounter." The footage then shows Pierre alive, laying on the ground, as officers approached him with guns drawn. One of the officers then bends over to check Pierre’s condition. The officer put on gloves and approached the suspect, while another approached him with a gun. A few minutes later, an officer was seen administering CPR to the victim. Broward Sheriff Rescue officials took Pierre to the hospital, where he later died. Officials said Youngward used his Taser but it didn't stop Pierre from attacking him. "He did everything he could to save himself and to end this confrontation, he was overwhelmed by the superior size and strength of Mr. Pierre," Israel said. Israel said Briggs also tried to diffuse the situation. "He gave several clear concise, lawful and legal orders to Mr. Pierre. Mr. Pierre chose a path of non-compliance," Israel said. Pierre’s friends and family said that’s not the man they know. "He was a loving, caring person. Loved his family, loved his kids. This is devastating to all of us, it’s not making sense," said Nekita Dulcio, a friend of Pierre’s. "It is sad to hear that there was a shooting in Dade County, then Coral Springs, then here in Broward County," said Israel. "We can do better as a society. It is just a dangerous world that we live in." The shooting remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bystander Body Slams Man Who Attacked Utah Cop
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Body camera footage shows a man reaching for an officer’s gun and punching the officer in the head before running off. The video shows the dramatic ending when two bystanders jump in to help the officer arrest the man. It was Tuesday when Officer Austin Williams went to the Sam’s Club in Provo to conduct a welfare check. Police got calls that a disoriented man was walking around asking people for water in the parking lot. While welfare checks typically amount to nothing this one escalated quickly. Officer Williams explained the moments when he first approached the man. “He kind of looked at me and waved me off and I said do you need some water,” Senior Provo Police Department Officer Austin Williams said. That's when the man, who we now know is Emiliano Medina, turned back. “He quickly pointed at my side and made a gun motion with his hand and pointed it at his head,” Williams said. That’s when the officer says the man stepped toward him, reaching for his gun. “Being a dad the first things out of my mouth were don't touch that,” Williams said. “I kind of hesitated for a millisecond to go 'did that just happen' and then once I realized it did I had to take action at that point.”While grabbing Medina's left arm, Medina used his right arm to punch officer Williams in the head. “I tried to trip him and put him on the ground and as soon as he went down he pushed back up and at that point was able to pull away from my grasp,” Williams said. Williams said he lunged toward Medina but he ran around him and started running through the gas pumps. That's when a man in a white t-shirt near the pumps takes action. “Right as he's catching up to the guy another guy comes around and kind of gets in his way and shoulder checks him and stops him,” Williams said. Then the other man took Medina to the ground. “I was like holy cow that was NFL hardest hits kind of stuff,” Williams said. Had it not been for these men, Officer Williams likely wouldn't have been able to catch Medina because backup wasn't on the way. “I had notified other officers that I needed help but it didn't come across the radio,” Williams said. After eleven years of watching over Provo, Officer Williams is grateful to know the community has his back. Provo Police are looking for the man in the white shirt so they can thank him. As for Medina, police say he did have meth in his system and is now facing several charges including assaulting an officer. Police say while going to the hospital Medina repeatedly said, “just kill me,” and when nurses spoke with him he had no idea what he had done. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Man Gets Fatally Shot After Firing Gun at Rochester Police
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Rochester, New Hampshire -- Officials at the Attorney General’s Office have concluded police used reasonable force when they shot and killed a man after a high-speed chase in Rochester this summer. Douglas Heath, 38, was shot up to 15 times after he pulled a stolen semiautomatic pistol on police and began firing the afternoon of Aug. 20. On Thursday afternoon, Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley went through an hour-long presentation detailing the results of their investigation during a press briefing at Rochester City Hall. He was joined by Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, State Police Col. Christopher Wagner, Rochester Police Chief Paul Toussaint and state troopers. Hinckley released the 43-page report he compiled and shared three videos which captured the incident. Two were from Rochester police vehicle cameras and one was taken by a private citizen. The report says Rochester police initially learned about Heath and the two warrants out for his arrest on Aug. 15. Detective Geoff Moore wrote an officer safety briefing form to notify fellow officers. The form said Heath may be in possession of three firearms and “he has no intention of going to jail.” On Aug. 18, Moore spotted Heath get into a white Cadillac SUV in Rochester and police officers tried to stop him, but according to the report, he sped away. Moore passed Heath driving the same SUV two days later on Aug. 20 just before 3 p.m. Moore radioed for assistance from Rochester police and state police. Officers were warned Heath may be armed. Trooper Haden Wilber was one of the state police officers who responded to Moore’s call for backup. Wilber was familiar with Heath’s name and had reason to believe he frequently was at the Riviera Motel located on Route 125 in Rochester, the report says. When Wilber pulled into the parking lot of the motel Heath was there in his vehicle. Heath took off and a police pursuit began. Heath crashed two miles north at the Oak Street intersection. Hinckley said they determined he was traveling about 70 miles an hour seconds before he lost control of the SUV. “The posted speed limit for this area is 35 miles per hour,” Hinckley said Thursday as he showed media and members of the public in attendance of the briefing an aerial photo taken by state police after the shooting. Hinckley said Wilber, Rochester Police Officer Michael Lambert and Trooper Nathaniel Goodwin arrived at the crash scene seconds after the crash. There were several private citizens who were stopped at the intersection. “Mr. Heath left the SUV through the front passenger door and he fell to the ground. Mr. Heath held in his left hand a loaded semiautomatic pistol. Within seconds of Mr. Heath getting out of that crashed SUV, and despite commands from Officer Lambert to drop his weapon, Mr. Heath pulled back on the slide of the pistol that he held,” Hinckley said. Heath fired a shot. When Heath fired a second time two seconds later, his pistol was pointed in the direction of Lambert, Goodwin and at least one private citizen, which can be seen on two of the videos. When a third shot hit the roof of a pickup truck being driven by a bystander, Lambert, Goodwin and Wilber fired their weapons at Heath. Moore also fired at Heath after seeing him shooting in his direction when he arrived on scene. A total of 30 shots were fired, according to the report. Heath was struck at close range when he shot himself in the face while rolling on the ground. It took seconds to minutes for him to die, Hinckley said. At the time of his death, Heath had fentanyl, amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system, Hinckley said. While watching the police and cellphone videos, 20-year-old Skyeann Sullivan of Rochester began to cry. She said after the briefing Heath took care of her and her siblings before he got involved in drugs and she considered him her father. “I just want everybody to realize that’s what drugs do to you. He wasn’t like that beforehand. And even on drugs, he was still a nice person. He just didn’t know what to do with himself anymore,” Sullivan said. Sullivan said she appeared at the briefing because she wanted to stand up for Heath and her family while getting closure through hearing from officials. Wagner and Toussaint both offered Sullivan their condolences before the briefing ended. “On behalf of the Rochester Police Department, we offer our sincere condolences,” Toussaint said. “In particular, we admire your strength.” The full AG's report can be viewed here: https://www.doj.nh.gov/media-center/video/documents/20181004-rochester-report.pdf Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Suspect Gets Shot After He Tries To Take Officer’s Gun
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The suspect in last night’s officer-involved shooting is identified as 26-year-old Todd Sturgis. Last month Sturgis led officers on a high-speed pursuit after they attempted to take him into custody on Tarrant County warrants for kidnapping, evading arrest and delivery of a controlled substance. He evaded capture and has a Lufkin Police warrant for evading arrest in connection to that incident. On Monday evening, the Department received an anonymous tip that Sturgis was at Pinewood Park Apartments inside No. 207. Officers responded to the apartment and met a woman at the door who initially denied knowing Sturgis’ location. She eventually allowed officers to search the apartment and they found him in a bedroom. When they attempted to take him into custody, he refused to show his hands and continually reached under a bed and mattress. Sturgis was subsequently Tased but it was ineffective, and he then attempted to take an officer’s gun. In the struggle, the officer fired a single shot which struck the Sturgis in the torso. Sturgis was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. The officer involved in the shooting was physically uninjured in the incident. Another officer suffered a minor fracture when a Taser barb lodged in his finger during the struggle. Sturgis will face three additional charges from Lufkin Police Department including two counts of disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest. The officer involved will be on administrative leave with pay until the Texas Rangers have completed their investigation into the incident, per Department policy. The officer’s identity will be released after he gives his statement to the Ranger in charge later this week. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Man Gets Fatally Shot by Officers After Holding His Wife at Gunpoint
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** After four officer-fired rounds rang out outside a Silverado Ranch-area convenience store Saturday evening, an armed man went down, and his wife, who he was in a physical struggle with him over his gun, exclaimed that she’d been hit. The bullet, shot by Officer David Nesheiwat, 33, went through Phillip Pitts’ arm and into her stomach, Clark County Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts said Tuesday. As Pitts, 41, pressed the gun against the woman's stomach, Nesheiwat shot twice, knocking the suspect to the ground, Roberts said. While down, Pitts kept the gun pointed at the woman, prompting the officer to pull the trigger twice more. The unidentified woman underwent surgery and survived at University Medical Center, while Pitts died there moments after the shooting. This was the 21st shooting involving Metro officers this year, compared with seven during the same time last year, Roberts said. The shooting and dramatic moments that preceded it were captured on officer-worn cameras and broadcast Tuesday. A concerned citizen called 911 at 5:34 p.m. to report that a man, who was possibly armed with a gun, was choking a woman outside the store, 780 Pyle Ave., near Pollock Drive, Roberts said. Surveillance video shows a physical struggle between the couple. An officer, who was not identified, arrives first. "What's going on?" he yells. "What's that in your hand? Drop your gun!" He then directs his attention to the woman, who is crying and screaming, "Step away from him. Step away. Step away from him now. Step away from her!" At some point during the wrestling for the gun, Pitts points the gun to his head and says he's going to shoot himself, Roberts said. The woman presumably pleads for him not to do it. "Sir, get on the ground! Put the gun down! Sir, put the gun down!" With his left hand, the officer motions the woman to come to him, while he points the gun at Pitts with his right. The officer, who takes cover between his cruiser and a civilian vehicle, pleads with Pitts to drop the gun, which goes ignored. About 35 seconds after the first officer drives up, Nesheiwat arrives and yells at Pitts to drop the gun, firing his gun about 10 seconds later. Before firing their guns, officers are trained to weigh the backdrop of the scene and assess the danger to other officers and bystanders, Roberts said. “The intent is to save lives, not take lives ... and trying to neutralize the threat as best as you can.” Pitts did not fire his 9 mm gun, which had eight bullets in the magazine, one in the chamber, and had its safe off, Roberts said. Pitts goes down, and the woman holds her stomach, walks and sits on a curb, and announces, "I'm hit ... I got hit." An investigation determined that the bullet that struck the woman had gone through Pitts’ arm, Roberts said. The couple’s 10-year-old daughter had been trying to keep Pitts away from her mother sometime before police arrived, Roberts said. Pitts did not have a criminal history in Las Vegas but did have multiple arrests, mostly for misdemeanors, in Hawaii, his last in 2007, Roberts said. Nesheiwat, an 11-year Metro veteran, was placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues, per the agency's policy. The shooting was the 21st this year involving Metro Police and the 10th fatal officer-involved shooting. At the same time last year, police had investigated seven officer-involved shootings, three of them fatal. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Police Successfully Disarm Knife Wielding Man
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The body camera of a Miami-Dade Police officer captured a tense standoff in November that could have turned deadly for one knife-wielding man. Several officers responded to a residential area of Southwest Miami-Dade, Nov. 15, after a man called 911 threatening to kill police officers. “He’s reaching for something, put it down,” one officer is heard saying as he spots the man from his car. “Put it down. Put it down. You don’t what to get hurt.” The dramatic video released on Wednesday shows officers pleading with a man, who, police believe, was trying to commit suicide by cop. The video shows the man — who will not be identified due to the fact that he suffers from mental issues — standing in the middle of a road holding a knife. Officers surrounded the man, pleading with him to put the knife down. “Put it down, put it down,” the officer wearing the body camera repeatedly said. “You don’t want to get hurt.” He pleaded again with the man, “Sir, listen to me. Put the knife down. We don’t want to hurt you.” Police tried to end the situation without taking the man’s life. The video shows the first-person perspective of the officer pointing his Taser at the man and continue to plead with him. Another officer across the street, with a gun pointed at the suspect, tells bystanders to move away. “Crossfire — get out of the way,” he said. The officers told the man to relax and asked him to talk to them. The suspect, who police believe is an ex-Marine, then tells the officers, “Shoot, shoot.” He told them that he is a father, and then threatened the officer who had a Taser. “I’m a father,” he says, before threatening the officer. “If you keep coming closer you’ll get it. I got a second when it hits me to come back to you. I’ve been shot before.” The officer wearing the body camera then takes a step forward and shoots the man with his Taser. “Check him, check him,” the officer said, after the man fell to the ground. Police took the man into custody and transported him to a hospital for mental health treatment. In his initial call to 911, he told police he was depressed. MDPD officers began wearing the body cameras in May. Now, more than 1,000 officers wear them. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Chicago Police Shoot Suspect After He Points Gun At Officers
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video of a Chicago police shooting in May in the city's Austin neighborhood Wednesday night. Chicago police 15th District officers were alerted to shots fired detected by ShotSpotter technology in the 5200-block of West Ohio Street shortly before 3 a.m. on May 26. When officers arrived on the scene, they saw two men sitting on a porch outside. Police said when officers tried to approach the two and ask them about the shots fired, one of the men took off running. He ran down an alley and apparently fell. That's when police said he grabbed a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the cops and they opened fire. Juan Mendez was shot and critically injured, but survived. He was charged with assaulting an officer. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Fatal Police Shootout in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** The Kent County prosecutor says Grand Rapids officers were justified in fatal shooting of 18-year-old man during a gun battle earlier this month. Prosecutor Chris Becker released his decision Tuesday, along with dash camera and body camera video showing the May 3 shooting of Malik Carey. The footage from dashcams and bodycams shows officers approach Carey as he was seated in the back seat of a car on Dickinson Street near Kalamazoo Avenue SE. They were looking for him in coordination with Grand Rapids Public Schools because he hadn’t been showing up for class. Prosecutors say Carey gave a fake name, so officers waited to get a picture of him to confirm he was the person they were looking for. In the meantime, Carey and one of the officers chatted nonchalantly about Carey’s dreadlocks. But once officers confirmed Carey’s identity, things turned violent. Prosecutors highlighted portions of the video that show Carey pulling a gun from his waistband. The officers scrambled back, one of them shouting, “gun, gun, gun, gun.” Shots rang out. Police say Carey got off four shots before officers returned fire. It sounded in the video as though a total of about 15 shots were exchanged. Carey died at the hospital. No police officers were shot. The police chief and the prosecutor said officers acted appropriately given the circumstances. In fact, Becker said that had Carey survived, he would have been charged with attempted murder. “They had no other option,” Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky said, speaking to reporters after the video was released. “It just goes, in my mind, to reinforce just how dangerous a profession that law enforcement is.” “I think they’re very lucky,” Prosecutor Becker said as he released his decision. “You look how close that was — that photograph of the gun pointed — and there’s two officers right there. But for the grace of God, neither one of them got hit.” The three officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure. Two have already returned to work, and the third should be back on the job soon. Carey, of Grand Rapids, was a probation absconder and has a criminal history dating back to 2010, when he was 12. In 2015, he was charged with assault with intent to murder in connection to a Kentwood shooting, though he later pleaded to a less serious charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Seattle Police Bodycam Video Of Officer-Involved Shooting 2/19/2018
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** New video has been released of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Seattle's Bryant neighborhood early Monday morning. The video show officers catch the suspect of a car prowl then repeatedly yelled warnings at the suspect to "stop reaching" but he continues to rummage in the back seat. Finally, several shots are fired. Police also released a photo of a gun recovered at the scene. According to Detective Mark Jamieson with the Seattle Police Department, the encounter started when officers were called to the 6000 block of 34th Avenue NE around 4:20 a.m. Monday for the report of someone breaking into vehicles. When officers arrived, the suspect fled from inside the vehicle and police gave chase. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a shot at officers and one officer returned fire, but Detective Jamieson says officials do not believe the suspect was struck and no officers were injured.As more officers arrived, neighbors started calling police about possible suspect sightings. Detective Jamieson says one of those calls was about a man breaking into a home and stealing a vehicle at gunpoint on the 6000 block of 27th NE. The suspect was in the stolen vehicle when he crashed near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast. The suspect was shot and killed as officers attempted to apprehend the man after the crash, according to Detective Jamieson. No officers were injured. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows Deputy Save Boy From Choking On a Quarter
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** An Oklahoma deputy saved a 3-year-old boy who was choking on a quarter. Deputy William Wheeler saw a woman Friday waving for help outside of a car wash after she thought her son had swallowed a sucker. Body cam video captured Victoria Terrill was terrified as her son Chaz was choking on something. "You know I was panicking, and it sucks that I didn't know what to do," she said Tuesday. Wheeler drove by where they had stopped, and he knew exactly what to do. After pounding him three times on the back, a quarter flew out of the boy's mouth. "You OK, buddy?" Wheeler asked the boy. Terrill said she's forever thankful the deputy was there. "He literally was like a guardian angel," she said. "He just happened to be going by at the exact time I needed him." Terrill said she plans to learn the Heimlich maneuver to avoid future accidents. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Shows LAPD Officers Shooting Suspect Armed With Knife
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting when officers responded to a radio call involving an attempt murder suspect. On June 9, 2018, around 11:45 p.m., Hollenbeck Area police officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing in the 2400 block of Gates Street. When the officers arrived the victim of the stabbing was taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. The suspect, 27-year-old Victor Arroyo, was inside the residence with family members. The officers were locked out of the residence but were able to see Arroyo armed with a knife in a physical struggle with his father. Once the officers were able to gain entry to the residence, they continued to tell Arroyo to drop the knife he was holding. A beanbag shotgun was used, but was ineffective. While still armed with the knife, Arroyo quickly moved in the direction of his father; at which time there was an officer-involved shooting. Arroyo was struck and taken by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital for medical treatment. The victim of the stabbing suffered a nonlife threatening stab wound. Arroyo's father was not seriously injured. No officers were injured. LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the investigation. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Footage Shows Deputy Shooting Suspect Armed With Rifle
 
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** (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only) ** Authorities released officer body camera footage on Wednesday of a suspect who was shot by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy. Last Friday evening a Douglas County deputy saw what appeared to be a stranded motorist in a white GMC SUV near County Line Road and Santa Fe Drive. He got out of his cruiser to help. “As he approached the vehicle, the occupant of the vehicle got out of the vehicle with a rifle and confronted the deputy,” said Cmdr. Trent Cooper with the Littleton Police Department. Cooper says the weapon was a military style semi-automatic rifle. The deputy gave verbal commands to drop the weapon, which were ignored. Fearing for his life the officer fired, striking the suspect in the arm. “He was essentially attacked and felt his life was in danger and responded the way he was trained to do,” said Cooper. The suspect, identified as Deyon Marcus Rivas-Maestas, 26, remains hospitalized. According to Cooper, Rivas-Maestas faces assault charges once he is released. The Littleton Police Department and the 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team are investigating the shooting. The deputy is on administrative leave during the investigation. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Police Shoot Suspect After He Rams Vehicle Into Patrol Car
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Officials have released video footage of a Nov. 28 incident in which police fatally shot a man who drove at them in his pickup truck, knocking a detective to the ground and damaging two police vehicles. Dash camera video shows an Eaton County Sheriff's deputy following Robert Claude Smith, 64, down rural roads before Smith turns around his pickup and drives directly at two stopped police vehicles. Video captured by the deputy's body camera shows Smith driving at a patrol vehicle and smashing into it, forcing it into a detective's vehicle. The deputy had left his patrol vehicle and gotten out of the way before the collision. He began firing at the speeding pickup just before it struck the patrol car. The detective had also left his unmarked vehicle before the collision, and was behind it when he was knocked to the ground by the impact of the collision, officials said. State police said in November that the detective’s injuries were minor. The detective is seen in the body cam video firing at Smith after the pickup crashed into the marked patrol vehicle. Each officer fired eight rounds, said Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon, who reviewed the shooting earlier this month and found the officers acted lawfully. Smith died from a gunshot wound to the head, she said. He was later found to have had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 at the time of his death. Siemon's office released the video footage in response to a public records request by the State Journal. The shooting occurred after the detective and deputy attempted to serve a search warrant and felony arrest warrant at Smith's home on East Spicerville Highway in Brookfield Township the afternoon of Nov. 28. The officers saw Smith leaving the residence in a truck and tried to stop him. The detective and deputy pursued Smith east on East Spicerville Highway and south on Wilcox Road. Officials have said the warrants for Smith's arrest and a search of the property stemmed from a Nov. 26 arrest by Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers in Eaton County for driving while under the influence. During that encounter, DNR officers found a gun on Smith. Smith was not allowed to possess firearms because he was a convicted felon. Court records indicate that Smith pleaded guilty to drug charges in Eaton County in 2011. Smith told the DNR officers he "would not be afraid to commit gun violence, and that he had nothing to lose," according to the news release. State police have said previously Smith did not have a gun when he was shot. Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich said an internal review of the incident began after Siemon finished her review and has yet to be concluded. "First of all, any loss of life is tragic, and we understand the resulting grief that Mr. Smith's family and friends are going through," Reich said in a statement. He said the officers "acted with the only reasonable means available to avert a reasonable threat of death and/or serious bodily injury." They didn't know at the time whether Smith was armed, he said. "They were aware of his very recent possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and that a search warrant had been issued for his residence to search for additional firearms and ammunition." Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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Bodycam Videos Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Elijah Smith
 
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** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for educational and informational purposes only) ** Police released video footage Tuesday of the fatal shooting of Elijah James Smith, 20 from Sunday, April 8. Smith was approached by police officers after a call of theft at a cell phone store in West Valley City, Utah. Police followed Elijah James Smith as he fled on foot. The report from police said Smith entered two homes while he was running from police. In the second home three children were home alone, the oldest 13, who told the pursuing officers that a stranger was in the garage after barging into the home. Police cornered Smith in the garage with weapons raised and told him to show his hands. "We want to be transparent we want to release the video as soon as we can," Police Chief Colleen Jacobs said. "I am sad for his loss. It is an unfortunate incident that Mr. Smith lost his life in this incident. He did not lose his life because of his race." She said his hand came up in a rapid motion that officers saw as a threat. Two officers fired. "Both officers perceived that as a threat at the same time and they both fired," Jacobs said. According to the police report, officers told Smith to raise his hands in some variation 15 times in 24 seconds. Police gave this account of the shooting, shown on body camera footage released today. Alexis Smith, sister of Elijah James Smith, said watching the video was emotional. "I don't think that was right for that officer to do that, even though his hand was in the pocket they should have still Tased him and tackled him. I just think he was going to put the other hand up," she said. Donate to PoliceActivity: https://www.patreon.com/PoliceActivity Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity
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