Seatbelt Law Shooting

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Dashcam Video Of Kansas Officer Shooting After Traffic Stop

It's actually hilarious that the driver pulls the race card. I've been pulled over for not wearing my seatbelt, given my license, registration, and proof of insurance-received a ticket and driven away. I'd be fine if this idiot had been given a ticket to his grave for attacking the cop but now he will be out on the roads in a short time. Sure, the rookie cop thought she was using her taser but if she had put a 9mm in his dome, it would have been a good thing. I just always wear my seatbelt now. It's no big deal.

 

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 dash cam video is from the patrol vehicle of an officer who pulled over 35-year-old Akira Lewis for a suspected seatbelt violation in May 2018 near downtown Lawrence, the Lawrence Journal-World report ed. Lewis is heard in the video telling the officer that he was pulled over because he is black and insists on seeing a supervisor. When he refuses to provide identification and continues arguing, backup officer Brindley Blood, was summoned. She is seen shooting Lewis when he punches and tackles the officer who initiated the traffic stop. Blood, who resigned from the police force in January after being placed on paid leave, is charged with aggravated battery. Lewis was treated at a hospital and is charged with several misdemeanors, including battery against a law enforcement officer. 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. She said during her interview with investigators, “I shot, shot him, I pulled my firearm instead of my Taser,” the affidavit said. The city initially denied the Journal-World’s request for the video, saying at that time the materials were “part of an ongoing investigation” and “criminal investigation records.” The newspaper again requested the video last week, after it was played in Douglas County District Court during a hearing for Blood. Judge Peggy Kittel is weighing whether to bind Blood over for trial. Her attorneys argue that while Blood made a mistake she was not reckless, as the charge alleges, and that the case against her should be dropped. Kittel is scheduled to announce her ruling later this week.

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daftcunt's picture

Waaaaahahahaha:

 

Is he trying to be funny like Chris Rock?

 

And the training of US police officers is absolutely appauling. That fat bitch should never have passed employment requirements test in the first place.

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danmanjones's picture

Remember kids, put your seatbelt on when a cop's behind you.

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gardendaleguy's picture

im not sure the seatbelt laws in Kansas, but here in TN, once they run your info (assuming they dont find any warrants etc), you go to court, pay $10 for a seatbelt violation, and maybe traffic school....so basically, NOT wearing a seatbelt is an invitation for police to investigate everything ELSE they can about you...i understand 'protocol' enough to know that police have a job to do, but officers also have their own discretion on special instances at times...if i were in that officer's shoes, i wouldve just told him to put his seatbelt on and sent him on his way, cuz obviously the driver wanted to make it a bigger deal than necessary...(just my opinion) this officer wanted to show who was boss... then the other officer grabbed the wrong tazer..lol..but whatevs...

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thegent's picture

@ 6.33 'oh shit i shot him'

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pharb's picture

4:23 motorbike rolls past without a helmet, presumably legal? massive irony if so.

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monkeymania's picture

In Kansas, only riders and passengers who are under the age of 18 are required to wear a motorcycle helmet.

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