“When I viewed the video that everyone is viewing, and certainly the slowed version, it appears the individual inside the vehicle fires his weapon at the officers first”
Minneapolis police shot and killed a felony suspect during an exchange of gunfire this week. The shooting sparked protests, but newly released bodycam footage from the police shows the suspect fired first.
Can anyone even imagine the pressure these officers are under in a situation like this?
Frankly, it’s amazing that anyone even wants to do this job in Minneapolis anymore.
FOX 9 News reports:
Bodycam video of Minneapolis police shooting at 36th and Cedar released
Minneapolis police have released body camera video that shows what investigators are calling an exchange of gunfire between a man and officers on Wednesday that left the man dead.
Police say they were performing a traffic stop in the area of Cedar Avenue and 36th Street around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday when the shooting occurred.
Chief Medaria Arradondo said witnesses told officers that the man fired at police and was killed as officers returned fire.
In the body camera video, an officer is seen exiting a squad as other officers attempt to box in a man in a white sedan, which is trying to drive away. In a slowed-down version of the video, you can see the man’s driver side window glass shatter outwards before police start firing into the vehicle. At least a dozen shots are heard on the video. Police say there was a woman in the car who was not hurt.
“When I viewed the video that everyone is viewing, and certainly the slowed version, it appears the individual inside the vehicle fires his weapon at the officers first,” said Chief Arradondo during a Thursday afternoon news conference.
See the video footage below:
Here's the Minneapolis bodycam footage from the police officers who fatally shot a felony suspect who, to no one's surprised, fired first. pic.twitter.com/BCHeF6Mylu
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 31, 2020
Luckily, the protests didn’t get out of control.
Kaylee Greenlee reports at the Daily Caller:
A felony suspect who was pulled over during a traffic stop opened fire on police officers, according to witness statements, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a press conference Wednesday. The suspect was fatally shot by police, no other injuries were reported…
Arradondo asked demonstrators at the crime scene Wednesday night to allow law enforcement to complete their investigation without disrupting the scene. He said Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has been kept up to date.
A large crowd gathered at the scene of the incident and remained peaceful throughout the night, according to Minnesota Public Radio reporter Jon Collins who posted updates to Twitter throughout the night. Collins was outside when he heard gunshots and provided updates until just after 2 a.m.
This video includes a statement by Chief Arradondo:
A fatal police shooting in Minneapolis sparked protests late Wednesday, in the first killing by a member of the department since the death of George Floyd, according to authorities https://t.co/KltCM3sEav pic.twitter.com/QIbTvSTYmE
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 1, 2021
All police should wear cameras in such situations from now on, for everyone’s safety, including their own.
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