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    Video: Tulsa police release edited footage showing shooting of two officers



    The Tulsa Police Department on Monday released videos of a shooting that left one officer dead and another seriously wounded.

    Police Chief Wendell Franklin and Mayor G.T. Bynum urged the public to refrain from watching the videos showing the June 29 shooting.

    The chief spent much of a news conference called to release information about the videos disputing claims that the department had misled the public about the events surrounding the shootings of Sgt. Craig Johnson and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan.

    “People are not police officers, and they don’t understand,” Franklin said, adding that he disagreed with the release of the videos because of the trauma the incident has put upon officers and his belief that the videos are “evidence that should be played out in court.”


    David Anthony Ware, 33, could face the death penalty on a first-degree murder charge in connection with Johnson’s death. He is also charged with shooting Zarkeshan with intent to kill him, as well as with drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.


    Ware’s co-defendant, Matthew Hall, is accused of being an accessory after the fact on an allegation that he helped Ware evade arrest immediately after the shooting. Both men will next appear in court Oct. 5.

    District Judge William Musseman ruled Thursday that videos from Zarkeshan’s body and dashboard cameras and Johnson’s body camera should be made public in accordance with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, allowing an order sealing them to expire at 9 a.m. Monday. Musseman did not make specific orders or requests to redact any of the footage, saying he would let the Tulsa Police Department decide what, if any, portions to withhold.

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    The department released unredacted footage of the roughly 20-minute encounter but also included a 16-minute video with captions interspersed that combines parts of the others. That video draws attention to Ware’s reaching under his driver’s seat with his right hand shortly before he is shown with a gun in the same hand.

    Zarkeshan is hit when Ware fires off several shots, while Johnson is heard saying “What the …?” and yelling “Watch out!” shortly before being shot in what Franklin said was his chest. Ware is last seen using two hands to hold the gun and fire a final time at Johnson before running out of the camera’s view.



    Johnson died June 30 at a Tulsa hospital after being taken off life support.


    The mayor said in a post on social media that he understood the legal reasons to release the videos and the “citizens’ right to see the actions of their officers.”

    “But if you revere these brave men as I do, then don’t watch this video,” Bynum said. “Don’t share it. Just say a prayer for them, their families, and all who risk their lives to keep us safe.”


    Similarly, Franklin said: “If I were the public, I would turn the television off. I would tune out. Let this video play out in court, and let the judge and jurors be the ones that must view it.”

    https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/cr...64b999f50.html

    These are bad times to be a cop.



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    How come a judge in the Roger Stone case and many others have issued gag orders? Stone could not say anything about his case. I have not yet watched the video but, is it possible that it should not be seen by public?

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    Well that is messed up. Guy has no registration, no license, no insurance. He cuts off a cop and gets pulled over. Then he is ordered out of his car a dozen times. He then claims his rights are being violated. He gets tazed and pepper sprayed. Then he resists removal from the car and at some point he gets a gun and shoots both cops.

    This was not a granny with a clean driving record getting pulled over for a blinker violation. In my opinion this guy was wrong. The cops were patient and gave him ample opportunity to get out of the car. Like the driving laws or not, you cannot lawfully drive an unregistered vehicle without a license or insurance.

    This video should gain sympathy for the cops. After watching that, I wouldn't want that job. Screw that. Those cops gave him every chance and then he shot them.

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    Obviously he would have gone to prison, so he wanted to have his last stand. He played stupid until he got the gun out.

    He should get a fair trial with due process, followed by a fair execution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiverseSegregation View Post
    Well that is messed up. Guy has no registration, no license, no insurance. He cuts off a cop and gets pulled over. Then he is ordered out of his car a dozen times. He then claims his rights are being violated. He gets tazed and pepper sprayed. Then he resists removal from the car and at some point he gets a gun and shoots both cops.

    This was not a granny with a clean driving record getting pulled over for a blinker violation. In my opinion this guy was wrong. The cops were patient and gave him ample opportunity to get out of the car. Like the driving laws or not, you cannot lawfully drive an unregistered vehicle without a license or insurance.

    This video should gain sympathy for the cops. After watching that, I wouldn't want that job. Screw that. Those cops gave him every chance and then he shot them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiverseSegregation View Post
    Well that is messed up. Guy has no registration, no license, no insurance. He cuts off a cop and gets pulled over. Then he is ordered out of his car a dozen times. He then claims his rights are being violated. He gets tazed and pepper sprayed. Then he resists removal from the car and at some point he gets a gun and shoots both cops.

    This was not a granny with a clean driving record getting pulled over for a blinker violation. In my opinion this guy was wrong. The cops were patient and gave him ample opportunity to get out of the car. Like the driving laws or not, you cannot lawfully drive an unregistered vehicle without a license or insurance.

    This video should gain sympathy for the cops. After watching that, I wouldn't want that job. Screw that. Those cops gave him every chance and then he shot them.
    He definitely played dumb until he sneakily got his gun out to shoot the police. Btw, 1 of the cops died and the other is in critical condition. This sort of videos will only make cops even more jumpier than they already are right now.

    And this will gain the police a whole lot of sympathy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John-G View Post
    He definitely played dumb until he sneakily got his gun out to shoot the police. Btw, 1 of the cops died and the other is in critical condition. This sort of videos will only make cops even more jumpier than they already are right now.

    And this will gain the police a whole lot of sympathy.
    Maybe he can have a super liberal DA that throws his case out or releases him without bail. Oh, Never mind, He might not have enough melanin.

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    This only affirms to me that the martyr Jacob Blake should have been allowed into a car of unknown ownership with kids.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    This only affirms to me that the martyr Jacob Blake should have been allowed into a car of unknown ownership with kids.
    Oh yes. He was resisting and not compliant and entering his vehicle. This video shows a side of policing not often seen.

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    Matthew Nicholas Hall, 29, has also been arrested in connection with the shootings. Prosecutors allege he was the driver of a getaway car Ware used to leave the scene. Hall is charged with being an accessory to murder and a separate count of being an accessory to a felony.

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    I can't wait for the Slaughterbots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    This only affirms to me that the martyr Jacob Blake should have been allowed into a car of unknown ownership with kids.
    The media never talked about the two kids that were in the vehicle.Yet Biden/Harris supports him.

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    6/29/2020. Why now? Watches like a training video.



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