The body camera footage released by the Waukegan police in Illinois shows the moment the police shot and killed a black man and killed a woman last week.
The police released footage of the deadly October 20 encounter on Wednesday. The deadly battle killed Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcelis Steinnet. The police said in a press release last week that the shooting occurred before midnight after a police officer was “investigating an occupied vehicle” and the vehicle escaped.
Williams said at a press conference in a hospital bed on Tuesday that she and Steinette were sitting in a parked car smoking after police officers put the baby on the bed behind them. The 20-year-old woman said she turned on the car̵
Williams said: “Then he began to harass Marcelli. He stood next to the car with a gun in his left hand and said to Marcelli:’I know you from prison.’
The body camera footage released on Wednesday did not show that the person was approaching the vehicle, but started when he asked the name of the couple. It is not clear what happened before the video started recording.
When the officer asked if Stinnette was the “guy in the accident,” a two-minute video was played and then asked for their names.
It sounded like Stinnette told the officer that his name was King. The officer replied, “I thought you were one of Stinnette’s children” and got into the car. The police officer asked if his name was Marcellis and then informed him that he had been arrested.
“Why?” Williams’ question was heard in the video.
“Because I said,” the officer said.
Williams said Tuesday that she asked if they were free to leave or be arrested. She said that when the police officer left her car to make a call, she started to drive away.
In the body camera footage, the police officer can be heard telling Stinnette for three minutes that he was arrested. The official said for the second time that Stinnette “got an arrest warrant.”
The video showed that when Williams accelerated away, the officer told Stinnette to get out of the car, with his hand on the car.
“Hey, they ran into me.” The police shouted as the car drove away. It is not clear in the video whether the car has any contact with the official.
In the short film of the second police officer (the shooting officer), Williams is seen driving and driving in front of a police car, and a police officer is chasing after him. About 20 seconds later, Williams appeared to park the car on the grass, and the policeman parked the car beside her.
Only part of Williams’ car can be seen from the dash cam lens. It is not clear whether the officer withdrew from the patrol car when Williams stopped, but before Williams’ car began to reverse, he heard someone yelling, “Jump f ——-“
According to the audio from the dash cam, the engine roared, sounding like six bullets, then the tires screamed and a crash was heard. No video was released on Wednesday showing the shooting.
Other videos from two nearby security cameras only show the moment Williams began to reverse and the moment she crashed into the building. The official is not within the scope of any other security video.
“There was a car accident and I lost control. The officer fired at us. The car eventually crashed into the building. I kept screaming,’I don’t have a gun!” But he kept shooting. “Williams said. The audio in the video can’t clearly state whether Williams made a statement when he was fired.
After the shooting, the body camera footage of the second police officer was picked up. The police officer was standing on the street opposite Williams and Stannett, who remained in the car near the building. The video begins with Williams yelling and the couple “doing nothing wrong” at the officer who fired the gun.
The police officer shouted: “I’m right behind you, you almost tried to kill me.”
The backup personnel arrived and began to ask what happened and who was shot. Williams yelled at a certain moment: “Why did you shoot us” and “Everything I did was the opposite.” Then, her attention turned to Stannett.
“He was shot, he was shot,” Williams shouted. “please help.”
The Waukegan Police Department confirmed that Stinnette was taken to the hospital, where he died. The police said no weapons were found on the vehicle.
The authorities have not yet identified any officials involved in the incident. According to the police, the officer who shot the couple was Hispanic and the officer investigating the car was white.
The police stated in his account that he got out of the car, but the vehicle began to reverse and the police “worried about his safety” shot. Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said at the time that he was fired for multiple violations of policies and procedures.
Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said in a videotaped statement released on Wednesday that the camera worn by the expelled person was not fired to accurately record the time of the shooting.
The mayor said: “This violates Waukegan Police Department policy and is one of the reasons the police officer was fired.”
Lake County State Attorney Michael Nerheim said he asked the U.S. Department of Justice to “review the circumstances surrounding the shooting.” After the independent investigation is completed, it will be transferred to the State Attorney’s Office for review.
Benjamin Crump, a civil rights lawyer representing Williams, said the video clips were “evidence of a false narrative created by the police.”
Krupp said in a statement: “This provides an incredible barrier to the truth in this tragedy.” “The body cam is an important bridge between law enforcement and the sworn-in public, and they vowed to protect themselves. , While helping to ensure transparency and accountability, and build trust that is still painful.”