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Police noticed the man filming the shooting and an officer jumped into his truck, and put a pistol to his head, Benoit said. The video shows officers crowding around Herisse's vehicle before opening fire, followed by indistinguishable yelling at onlookers, including Benoit, to stop filming.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
From what I gather from the article, the police where well within their right to take down the person inside the car,
It was 4am on May 30 when Benoit and his girlfriend Erika Davis saw officers firing dozens of bullets into a car driven by Raymond Herisse, a suspect who hit a police officer and other vehicles while driving recklessly. Herisse died in the hail of lead, and four bystanders also suffered gunshot wounds, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.
Benoit and Davis have hired a lawyer. The couple stopped giving interviews soon after the incident, Reese Harvey, their attorney, told Al Jazeera.
Originally posted by DAVID64
The police no longer consider their job to be protect and serve the public, it is to control us. They are being trained to think of us as the enemy. Guilty until proven innocent is the law of the land. Why else would there be laws passed to make recording them illegal ? Policies such as that are being used to indoctrinate us into a police state. They see themselves as our masters and we are being trained to accept it.
Miami police say claim cops smashed man's cellphone at deadly Raymond Herisse shooting untrue
BY LARRY MCSHANE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The Miami Beach police department, under fire for its handling of a fatal Memorial Day shooting, acknowledged seizing cellphones from witnesses after the gunfire.
But city officials refuted the allegations of one witness who claimed police held him at gunpoint and tried to destroy his cell phone footage of the slaying.
Narces Benoit, 35, claimed he was handcuffed and held at gunpoint by officers who then stomped on his cellphone - apparently to ruin his recording of the police shooting of Raymond Herisse.
According to the statement, Benoit was stopped by police because he matched the description of a man seen fleeing the shooting scene. Benoit also ignored police orders to stop, the statement said.
One killed, seven injured during police-involved shootings on South Beach
He also said four bystanders were shot during the chase, and said they could have been hit by stray bullets fired by police officers.
“I’m not going to discount that possibility,” he said.
At Jackson Memorial Hospital, a woman who wouldn’t give her name told WSVN-7 that police shot her friend while they were running back to her hotel room.
“The police shot her,” she said. “It was by accident, but they still shot her.”