The video of the March 23 confrontation between Jamal Bell and the three officers who responded to a call at his Harrisville apartment has been released to the media.
The footage from the body camera of one of the three officers shows Bell — critically injured by police in the incident — walking toward the officers from inside his apartment after they arrive on the scene, something in each hand. Then he retreats back into his apartment, and the officers slowly follow, but remain just outside the front entrance of the unit.
"Drop the knife now," officers repeatedly shout.
"Take another step forward, I will shoot you," another shouts.
Bell, facing the officers from inside his apartment with his arms outstretched, doesn't say anything in response and doesn't appear to drop the items in his hand — knives, officials say. Then he again walks toward the officers, slowly. Amid much shouting, the officers fire repeatedly from outside the apartment through the open front door and Bell, inside the apartment about 15 feet away, falls to the ground.
The Weber County Attorney's Office released the video Thursday after showing it to Bell's parents earlier in the day. The three officers involved each wore body cameras during the March 23 incident and Chris Allred, the county attorney, said the video released was the most complete of the three versions. It was not edited, he said, though footage prior to the confrontation, as the officers looked for Bell's apartment at the Harrisville complex, was not included in the video publicly released.
Lex Scott, who has pressed for release of the video and, as head of Black Lives Matter Utah, has blasted the March 23 police response as excessive, spoke to Bell's parents after they saw the video. The man's mother, who's been advised by legal counsel not to publicly comment, "said it was very difficult to watch," Scott said.
Police were called to Bell's apartment at 2510 N. Charleston Ave. on a report of a domestic disturbance and Scott says police fired on him 11 times during the subsequent confrontation, critically injuring him. "He's standing there with his arms in the air. Then he moves his arms out to the sides," Scott said, describing the video.
Bell remained hospitalized as of Thursday at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, recovering from the injuries. He sustained gunshot wounds to his pelvic area, chest and foot, Scott said.
Authorities say Bell had a knife in each hand when met by the officers and that he advanced on them despite repeated commands to stop and drop the knives. They unsuccessfully tried to stop him with a Taser and then fired on him after he moved forward, according to a press release from the Harrisville Police Department later in the day on March 23. The video conveys the attempted Taser use and the officers shouting commands at Bell.
Allred's office has yet to determine whether Bell will face charges and has yet to make a determination on whether the officers were justified in their actions, Allred said. The officers, one each from the Harrisville, North Ogden and Pleasant View police departments, have been placed on administrative leave during the inquiry, per standard procedure.
In Scott's view, though, the circumstances did not justify the police response. "They weren't justified in shooting him 11 times. He didn't have a gun and he didn't hurt anyone in that apartment," Scott said.
Authorities have said little on the matter beyond what was contained in the initial March 23 press release.
Though that initial statement said the police presence stemmed from a report of a domestic disturbance, Scott said Bell's girlfriend reported that he didn't touch her in any way. Bell had arrived at his apartment in the early morning hours of March 23, at around 3 a.m., and an argument ensued with his girlfriend, according to Scott. Police were called to the scene sometime after that.
According to audio on YouTube that Scott said comes from dispatchers who handled the initial call, someone from outside Bell's apartment called authorities on the matter. In the audio, a dispatcher states that she didn't find any "prior history" at the man's address in the last year.
Scott earlier Thursday had called on Black Lives Matter Utah supporters via a Facebook post to call Allred's office and press for release of all the police body cam footage of the confrontation. She rescinded the call later in the day.
Toronto police say a 31-year-old who was seen in dramatic video pointing a knife at officers, and subsequently being tasered, is facing multiple charges.
Officers were called to the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge Street, north of Bloor Street East, just before 2:15 p.m. on Monday after receiving a report of an altercation between the suspect and a library patron. The accused reportedly pulled a knife and threatened the patron, prompting a call to police.
Live from North Side Houston on April 1, 2019. A white Police Officer is saved from a violent assault by an innocent black bystander and his friends.
Albany, N.Y. — An Albany police officer has been arrested after an alleged assault at a residence in March.
Officer Luke Deer was charged with felony assault and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to the Times Union in Albany. He allegedly hit a man in the face and head during the attack, which authorities said was unjustified.
Traffic was backed up for miles for thousands of drivers Friday night on a busy Los Angeles-area freeway after a chase that lasted well over an hour and saw the driver repeatedly back into police cruisers.
New York police save an elderly suicidal man from jumping off the ledge of the Verrazano Bridge by pulling him to safety.
The Lawrence, Kansas, police department has released dashcam footage of an altercation that led to a motorist being shot and an officer facing felony charges.
The video, released on Monday, shows the May 2018 traffic stop involving motorist Akira S. Lewis, who was pulled over for a seat belt violation. Minutes into the stop, Lewis body-slams one of the officers before another rushes over and shoots him in the back.
Shocking police footage shows the moment an aspiring rapper was shot dead by several officers who fired at him multiple times as he was apparently sleeping in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in California.
Vallejo police released nearly 30 minutes of footage on Friday showing the shooting death of Willie McCoy, 21.
The 30-minute video begins with an explanation of the Vallejo police department's version of events on the night of February 9 when they found McCoy slumped in the driver's seat of Taco Bell parking lot with a gun in his lap around 10.30pm.
As they were investigating, police said that McCoy suddenly made a movement towards the gun in his lap.
A civil rights investigation is underway after a woman claimed she was "brutally attacked" by a Richmond police officer during a traffic stop on Jan. 31. Video recorded by the officer's dashcam showed the officer pulling the driver out of her, pinning her against the vehicle and placing her in handcuffs. The video shows the officer, identified as Brady McNeal, and the female driver in a struggle before he pulls her out of the car. McNeal has been placed on administrative leave. He has been employed with the department since June 2017.
-The Richmond Police Department released the following statement:
"On March 22, 2019, The Richmond Police Department received a claim of a Civil Rights Violation from the attorney of an individual who was pulled over for a traffic violation on January 31, 2019. The complaint claims that the officer brutally attacked the individual during the stop.
"Two days before receiving the formal complaint, on March 20, 2019, The District Attorney notified the Chief of Police regarding the incident. The Richmond Police Department immediately began an internal investigation regarding the alleged violation of the officer. The officer, Bradley McNeal was placed on administrative leave at that time and will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Officer McNeal has been with the department since June of 2017.
"When the Richmond Police Department received the official complaint from the complainant’s attorney on March 22, Chief Gary Adams asked the Texas Rangers to conduct a separate investigation regarding the incident. Both the internal investigation and the investigation conducted by the Texas Rangers are ongoing.
"The initial traffic stop occurred on January 31, 2019 at approximately 10:41 PM, in the 100 block of South Second Street in Richmond. Officer McNeal stopped the individual, later identified as Isaura Cecilia Moreno, 22 of Richmond for a defective passenger side brake lamp.
"Moreno was arrested for the following at the time of the stop:
Assault on a Peace Officer – 3rd Degree Felony Resisting Arrest, Search and Seizure – Class A Misdemeanor Interfering with Public Duties – Class B Misdemeanor
"She was placed in the Fort Bend County Jail at the time of arrest.
"Moreno’s Felony case went before the Fort Bend County Grand Jury on February, 18, 2019. The Grand Jury True Billed Moreno on the charge of Assault on a Peace Officer/Harassment of a Public Servant. This charge was dismissed on March 25, 2019.
"No further information regarding this incident will be available while the investigations are ongoing."
Officers were responding to a call that this group had another woman's runaway daughter in their vehicle. After they stopped them the group resisted.
With guns drawn, a SWAT team raided an Arizona family's home, breaking down the door and barging in, because the parents didn't take their toddler son to the emergency room. It began when the boy's mother, Sarah Beck, took him to the doctor with a high fever. Beck's son, Heber, is not vaccinated and the doctor was fearful he might be suffering from meningitis amid outbreaks around the country. It was recommended that Heber be taken to the ER. After Beck left with Heber, she said, he got better.
A passing truck driver helped police in Texas save the life of a suicidal teen who jumped off an overpass during rush hour traffic.
Arlington Police Department were responding to the call when an officer hatched the 'ingenious' plan to flag down the truck and position it directly under the 14-year-old along Interstate 20.
Motor Officer Deric Sheriff - a 17-year veteran of the department and former truck driver - flagged the big rig driver Dwayne Crawford and planned to line the underside of the bridge with passing trucks when the boy leaped onto the roof of the first vehicle.
Former Paterson officer Ruben McAusland was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in prison for drug dealing and assaulting a hospital patient. McAusland was on duty and in uniform during the March 18, 2018, incident. The 27-year-old ex-Paterson officer had pleaded guilty last June to possessing drugs with the intent to distribute and depriving the patient of his civil rights.
The hospital patient, identified as Andrew Casciano, has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the city. Police officer Roger Then recorded video of the assault with his cellphone. Then has pleaded guilty in the hospital assault.
An Ohio driver was seen fleeing cops Monday. Police say she told them she was late for work. Imani Edwards was pulled over by Cleveland police for having tinted windows, but then she took off without warning, police say.
At one point, video shows cops boxing her in and came out with guns drawn. One officer tried to open her door and she barreled her way through, taking off again. Edwards was then caught racing through a residential area, where authorities tried again to get her to stop.
Guy runs out, another guy aims and shoots as he flees ..... multiple police units responded to reports of an "active shooter" at a hotel on Route 9 in Natick early Tuesday and hotel guests were evacuated as police searched for the suspect.
Tuesday night, Natick Police released video of the shooting. State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio said in a statement that troopers responded to the Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick, at 1360 Washington St., just before 3 a.m. for a report of shots fired.
Natick Police Chief James Hicks said the victim, a hotel guest, told police that the suspects followed him into the hotel, fired a single shot into the lobby, then ran out of the hotel and fled in a vehicle. The victim was not injured and told police he did not know the suspects.
One person was initially reported to have a minor injury but state police later said that there were no gunshot victims and no injuries. About 75 hotel guests were evacuated as Natick police and multiple State Police units established a perimeter around the building and were taken to the nearby Natick Mall, just across the street from the hotel. Guests have since been allowed back.
The investigation is ongoing and police are reviewing surveillance video, Hicks said. Police do not believe there is any danger to the public. Authorities are still looking for a possible gunshot victim who "is no longer at the scene," he said.
On 3/24/19, at 10:32 pm, a uniformed officer with the Chico Police Department on-viewed a shoplift-in-progress at the AM/PM mini market at 110 W. 9th Street in downtown Chico.
The officer immediately recognized the suspect as 41 year-old Billy Faga, a homeless Chico resident. When the officer approached Faga and told him to stop, Faga charged at the officer.
The officer deployed a Taser but it was ineffective. Faga swung at the officer several times, striking him once on the head. U
ndeterred, the officer successfully got Faga on the ground after a short, but violent, struggle. Assisting officers arrived and Faga was physically detained.
This guy was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, and he decided to take a stand against some police officers who seemed to be a little too aggressive.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released video and 911 calls in a deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of Willie Jermaine Robinson on February 10, 2018. He was shot and killed after deputies say he shot a woman inside a trailer at Pleasant Grove mobile home park and later aimed a gun at deputies on Feb. 10. On Monday, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office posted a YouTube video with 911 recordings, as well as body and dash cam video from their response. Robinson called 911 to report he was poisoned. Captain Tim Brown said in the YouTube video that responding deputies could hear Robinson say he had a gun before hearing a single gunshot from inside the trailer. Deputies took cover and called for backup, Brown said. Robinson exits the trailer and is repeatedly asked to show his hands and stop moving by deputies.
“Sir, we don’t want to kill you,” an officer reassures him. Dash cam video shows Robinson fire two rounds into the air. “Deputies continue trying to negotiate with Robinson by telling him to get on the ground and to drop his gun. Robinson repeatedly tells deputies to shoot and kill him. Moments later, Robinson turns towards deputies, pointing his gun directly at them,” Brown said. He said that’s when officers fired at Robinson in defense. Robinson died at the scene. No deputies were hurt in the incident. The woman shot inside the home was taken to a hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Lieutenant Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting is under investigation by the S.C.
On March 8, 2017 Jeffrey Scott Schultz was pulled over by a Doraville, Georgia police officer after he flew past a stopped school bus.
As the traffic stop progressed Schultz asked, "No courtesy? You can't exercise courtesy for me?" — requesting that he not receive a ticket because he is a police officer.
Pressed for basic information about his job (specifically, the police department he was claiming to be affiliated with) Schultz refused to answer, literally replying "I can't tell you" and referencing twenty-seven years of experience as he stood there looking a bit ridiculous in a 'thin blue line' hat. The truth about Schultz is revealed at the end of the video.
Dashcam video released by Lawrence Police Department shows a Kansas police officer shooting and wounding a man in a case in which the rookie officer told investigators she mistakenly fired her firearm instead of her Taser. The affidavit in the case against Blood said she didn’t realize she had shot Lewis until she looked for the Taser wires to see if they had hit their mark and realized there weren’t any.
A man wearing a t-shirt of an anti-immigration group was apprehended at a politician's rally in Finland on Sunday after displaying 'aggressive and threatening' behaviour toward the minister…
Here is something you don't see every day. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulls a U-turn across a highway median, accelerating to more than 140 mph to catch up with a vehicle going 20 over.
Impressively (if not a bit recklessly) the trooper catches up with the vehicle he was pursuing, and that vehicle's driver decides to pull over to the left, stopping in the center median of the divided highway.
One thing 142 mph reliably does to a car's engine is heat it up. A lot. And that center median? It was covered in dry grass.
You know what happens next. And now you can see it.
Even if you think you're right, always comply or this shit will happen to you.
A group of migrants packed into a pickup truck ran away from authorities in a failed human smuggling attempt. The incident occurred in Brooks County, Texas, approximately 70 miles north of the border with Mexico. Sheriff’s office deputies captured the chase and bail-out on a police dash cam video.
The failed smuggling attempt took place near the town of Encino, Texas, when a Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to pull over a white Ford pickup. A records check on the vehicle’s license plates revealed that the truck had been reported stolen, the sheriff’s office reported.
The police dash cam video revealed that shortly after stopping, the driver of the pickup drives away at a high rate of speed along U.S. Highway 281. The fleeing truck loaded with migrants then crosses into oncoming traffic and then drives off the road. After stopping, more than 20 migrants can be seen jumping out of the vehicle and trying to run away from law enforcement. It remains unclear how many of the group members were apprehended.
As Breitbart News has reported, Brooks County is not a border area but has been forced to deal with the same issues as cartel-connected human smugglers and drug traffickers rush through the area on their way north. The smugglers move along U.S. Highway 281 but have to get either sneak through or march the migrants around a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located just south of the town of Falfurrias.
Human smugglers often force migrants to trek for days across the harsh terrain in an attempt to avoid law enforcement. The journey has often proved deadly to hundreds of migrants lost their lives in their attempt to get around the checkpoint. In 2018, authorities found the remains of 50 migrants throughout the ranches of Brooks County.
Last night, a fleeing driver took off from two attempted traffic stops in DeLand (FL, USA).
He was taken into custody after two good stop-stick hits by deputies stationed along his route.
Guy Saintluc, who later urinated in our patrol vehicle and kicked a deputy in the stomach, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, battery on a law enforcement officer, dumping untreated human waste and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
On March 7, Officers Brian Bailey and Chris Jefferson with the Street Crimes Unit responded to a call about suspected drug activity in the area of Race and Curtview. While searching, they encountered Rodney Fisher who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of David Marshall. As they approached Fisher, according to a release from the prosecuting attorney’s office, Fisher pulled a handgun on the officers. Bailey and Jefferson opened fire, hitting Fisher. An ambulance took him to a local hospital where he later died.
The officers were placed on administrative leave with pay while Arkansas State Police investigated the shooting. On Tuesday, March 19, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said the two men would not face prosecution. He did say, however, that it remained an “open investigation” until the state crime lab released all evidence, including an autopsy and toxicology report. On Friday, the Jonesboro Police Department released video of the shooting in addition to 911 calls made immediately afterwards.
On March 13, 2019 around 9:46 AM, Cape Coral Police were in the area of Vincennes Court and Miramar Street when Officer Cragin saw Christopher Pfister Jr. (W/M, DOB: 11/22/1994, 1408 SW 49th ST) who was know to him. Pfizer failed to stop at a posted stop sign while riding his bicycle so Officer Cragin got out of his patrol vehicle and yelled, “Police, stop.” At this time Pfister fled on his bicycle and looped around the Winn-Dixie grocery store parking lot before heading back towards Vincennes Court. Officers responded to the area and searched for Pfister.
A few minutes later, a resident at 1304 Miramar Street contacted police dispatch and stated that a white male matching Pfister’s description was observed running through her backyard and then hid in a staircase at her condominium complex. When the resident confronted Pfister he ran towards the back of the property and jumped into a canal. After swimming to the other side of the canal, Pfister was approached by Officer Maduro who commanded Pfister to stop but he ran away again jumping back into the canal.
For approximately the next half-hour, Pfister continued to elude police by refusing police commands to stop. Officers Maduro, Ledger, and Corporal Lemos approached Pfister who continued to evade police behind the residence of 5406 Coronado Parkway. Corporal Lemos commanded Pfister to stop before deploying his TASER. Pfister was then taken into police custody without further incident.
Pfister was charged with an outstanding warrant, Loitering and Prowling, and Resisting LE Without Violence. He was transferred to Lee County Jail.
Footage has been released showing former Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department state trooper Michael Kennedy beating a suspect after a traffic stop in West Virginia.
GD Hendrix got out of his car and feigned a firearm in his right hand and was shot at by five officers. He died at the scene from gunshot wounds. Also as a result of that gunfire, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Bandit” also died at the scene while performing his duties in attempting to bring Hendrix into custody. A pit bull dog who came out of Hendrix’s car and attacked the wounded and dying K9 Bandit was also shot and killed by officers on scene.
On November 15, 2018 while local law enforcement and their mutual aid partners were patrolling the evacuated areas of the Camp Fire, a citizen contacted a deputy with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and expressed concern about a suspicious person who had been parked several days in the parking lot of the evacuated Pines Yankee Hill Hardware Store.
The deputy suspected it contained a locally well-known double-homicide suspect and parole absconder by the name of GD Hendrix, 48, of Berry Creek.
Local authorities had been searching for Hendrix for months to bring him back into custody.
The deputy gathered other law enforcement officers who had been patrolling in the Concow area and attempted to take Hendrix into custody.
Hendrix however drove off in his car south on Highway 70 after crashing through other parked vehicles.
A high-speed pursuit ensued with many other deputies, wardens and officers joining in.
The pursuit came to an end approximately eight miles later after Hendrix’s car’s tires had been successfully spiked by intervening officers.
Hendrix got out of his car and feigned a firearm in his right hand and was shot at by five officers. He died at the scene from gunshot wounds.
Also as a result of that gunfire, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Bandit” also died at the scene while performing his duties in attempting to bring Hendrix into custody.
A pit bull dog who came out of Hendrix’s car and attacked the wounded and dying K9 Bandit was also shot and killed by officers on scene.