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" MIAMI, Fla. - An eyewitness to a fatal police shooting in Miami Beach last week claims police officers attempted to confiscate the video he filmed of the incident, and even crushed his phone underfoot in an attempt to destroy the recording.
Narces Benoit says he just happened to be in the area driving with his girlfriend when police fatally shot an erratic driver early Memorial Day morning. He said after the disturbance started, he pulled over his truck, and started recording with his cell phone camera capturing the shooting.
"When he noticed me recording, one of the officers jumped in the truck, put a pistol to my head," he said. "My phone was smashed - he stepped on it, handcuffed me."
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Originally posted by WordPlayJAy
reply to post by sheepslayer247
reply to post by MJZoo
I not once claimed it was over excessive or police brutality, simply asking the question. Cops aren't supposed to KILL, they are supposed to enforce PEACE at the best of their ability. However, I do believe that killing the shooters was necessary in THIS instance.
Noriega said the driver sped off and officers on bicycles had to jump out of the way as the car headed south, running over their bikes, driving on the sidewalk and striking “countless” vehicles for about three blocks. Unconfirmed witness reports say the driver was shooting out of his car as police gave chase, though Noriega said police did not find a gun.
“This is all preliminary information we’re trying to verify,” the chief said, adding that police are investigating some reports that passengers ran from the car before officers opened fire. A YouTube video filmed from several stories above Collins Avenue shows the car driving south and then skidding to a stop as gunshots grow from distant firecracker-like pops to four echoing booms. Pedestrians fled, or hid and then took off running, as officers approached the driver’s side of the car in a semi-circle with guns drawn. About one minute after the car stopped, the video shows, pre-dawn darkness is lit by muzzle flashes and the air peppered with the sounds of rapid gun shots. No one can be seen leaving the car.
Originally posted by MJZoo
reply to post by WordPlayJAy
I don't get what you're mad about? Did you want them to call you and tell you what happened? Not everything makes the news. This stuff happens every day in every state.
Originally posted by wardk28From the info presented and from what I saw in the video, the police used the right amount of force. As far as shots fired, the officer isn't going to fire once or twice and run up to the car to see if that was enough or not. They are gonna fire til the situation is neutralized. Some people don't get that just cause there was a 100 shots fired, doesn't mean every cop fired a 100 rounds. There was like ten cops on scene from what I saw.