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A former Crip gang leader is being heralded as a hero after body-slamming a man allegedly high on PCP who was set to attack a Dallas police officer.
“I think he’s a hero,” bystander Wendy Poole, who claims she was also attacked during the debacle, told CBS 11 News in Dallas.
The moment was caught on video obtained exclusively by CBS 11 News and shows Officer Billy Taylor backing up in the middle of the street as the suspect threateningly walks toward him.
That’s when Charles “Chucky” Alexander, 45, who was watching from outside of a nearby homeless shelter, decided to take action.
“I knew there was something I had to do,” Alexander told the news outlet. “The officer had his baton out but it wasn’t doing any good. I mean, this guy was really PC’d out.”
“He really went ballistic; he was going after anyone who went in front of him,” Alexander added.
Footage shows Alexander run up, pull the suspect off Taylor and then use the force of his body to send the attacker reeling to the ground, just as two squad cars pull up.
The Dallas Police Department declined to comment. Taylor reportedly is on medical leave, recovering from dislocated fingers and other injuries. Alexander told CBS 11 the officer made sure to thank him before leaving the scene.
Dallas City Council Member Dwaine Caraway told The Huffington Post that the city plans to recognize Alexander for his actions.
“You know, you have people that step in to stop situations and sometimes it makes a difference. It’s heroic, it’s courageous, it’s helped save folks lives,” Caraway said in a phone interview.
Alexander, a reformed gang member, does not have a home but works day jobs around town. Caraway believes Alexander is a prime example of how people can change. “What could come out of this, [what] could signal messages to Crips and gang leaders, is that doing good things are better than doing bad things,” he said.
“If we had more folks like [Alexander], who had that change of heart, how much better would our country would be?” Carraway added.
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Mourners were gathering Saturday morning to remember Walter Scott, the black man shot to death by a police officer last weekend in North Charleston, South Carolina. The funeral is being held in Summerville, about 20 miles from where 50-year-old Scott was killed after fleeing a traffic stop one week ago. Henry Middleton, 67, is a resident of Charleston, North Carolina, and was a friend of Scott’s. On Friday afternoon, people stopped by a wake to pay their respects for the father of four, whose open casket was covered in an American flag and a Dallas Cowboys sign — his favorite team. Scott was stopped for driving with a broken taillight, and ran from the officer, Michael Slager.
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Raleigh criminal lawyer Damon Chetson – using a clip from The Wire – explains why it is almost always a good idea to have a lawyer with you if you’re being questioned by police.
Walter Scott Shooting VIDEO: Police Officer Michael Slager Shoots Black Man Multiple Times in Back | Walter Scott Police Shooting VIDEO. Michael Slager Police Officer Charged With MURDER
Police Chief Eddie Driggers said Tuesday that Slager had been arrested.
Mayor Keith Summey added during a news conference that as a result of the video and Slager’s “bad decision,” the officer would be charged with murder.
Summey said Slager’s actions were not representative of the entire police force.
“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” Summey said. “When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”
The footage, filmed by an anonymous bystander, shows the end of the confrontation between the two on Saturday after Scott, who had a warrant out for his arrest, ran from a traffic stop. It was the first piece of evidence that could contradict a statement that Slager released to the public through his attorney.
SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Tuesday that he could not confirm whether the agency has the video.
“All I can say is that our investigation is continuing,” Berry said, “and it would be inappropriate for us to discuss any specifics at this time.”
Attorney David Aylor, who released a statement on Slager’s behalf earlier this week, said Tuesday that he wasn’t representing the officer anymore.
“I’m no longer involved in form or fashion,” Aylor said.
Slager has said through Aylor that Scott had wrested his Taser from him during a struggle. The officer felt threatened when he fired, his attorney said.
Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin was not immediately available Tuesday to confirm how many times Scott was hit.
At the time, Scott was wanted for arrest on a Family Court warrant, Charleston County sheriff’s Maj. Eric Watson said Tuesday.
He had a history of arrests related to contempt of court charges for failing to pay child support. The only accusation of violence against Scott during his lifetime came through a 1987 assault and battery charge, but the disposition of that charge was not immediately known.
The footage comes amid a discussion about race and policing in the U.S.
Scott was black. Slager is white.
The nationwide conversation was sparked by the fatal shooting in August of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was unarmed at the time, but witnesses said he got into a struggle with Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, and was shot during the scuffle.
Though a grand jury did not find any reason to indict Wilson, the shooting ignited protests, some of which turned violent. A “black lives matter” movement inspired talk about whether police nationwide too quickly resort to deadly force against black men.
During that wave of public sentiment that prompted rallies in the Charleston area, South Carolina Trooper Sean Groubert, who is white, was arrested for shooting Levar Jones, a black man who had reached into his pickup for his driver’s license during a September traffic stop in Columbia. Groubert faces a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and the state settled a lawsuit by Jones for 0,000.
The development in Scott’s death also came on the same day when SLED arrested a North Augusta police officer in the Feb. 9, 2014, shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite. The officer, 25-year-old Justin Gregory Craven, faces a count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, a felony charge punishable with up to 10 years in prison.
Walter Scott Police Shooting VIDEO. Michael Slager Police Officer Charged With MURDER
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Cell phone video of shooting allegedly led to the arrest of patrolman Michael Slager.
Officer Michael Slager’s mother says she cries deeply for the family of Walter Scott.
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EDIT. Now there’s Walter Scott dashcam footage thanks to KasuwellTV2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CbrrZ8RDXI
Unlike the Martin/Zimmerman and Ferguson incidents. Michael Slager won’t get off the hook for murdering unarmed Black Man Walter Scott. And my take on the race baiting going on in the media.
Story here. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3029597/Cop-charged-black-man-s-murder-opening-fire-eight-times-shooting-ran-away-saying-did-felt-threatened.html
Patrolman First Class Michael Slager, 33, shot Walter Scott, 50, in North Charleston on Saturday after pulling him over for a malfunctioning brake light.
Slager was charged with murder, a felony which carries a conviction of death or a term of 30 years to life in prison, according to a statement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
In a statement carried by WFLA, Aylor said Scott “confronted Officer Slager, reached for his Taser, as trained by the department, and then a struggle ensued as the driver tried to overpower Officer Slager in an effort to take his Taser who then felt threatened and reached for his department issued firearm and fired his weapon.”
But footage of the incident shot by a bystander — and first obtained by the New York Times and the Post and Courier — appears to show a different set events.
The footage shows Scott being shot eight times as he attempted to run away.
The footage then shows Scott collapsing to the ground. The video then appears to show Slager dropping an object next to Scott’s body.
On Tuesday, Aylor announced that he was no longer representing Slager, calling the shooting death “a terrible tragedy.”
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“The police officer who killed Walter Scott in South Carolina laughed about the adrenaline rush he was feeling, in a conversation that offers a new insight into his mindset in the minutes after the shooting.
Patrolman Michael Slager made the remarks during a discussion with a senior officer after fatally shooting Scott in North Charleston on 5 April. A recording of their conversation was obtained by the Guardian.” *
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss.
*Read more here http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/12/walter-scott-shooting-officer-michael-slager-audio-recording
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Video footage showing Walter Scott fleeing a traffic stop minutes before he was shot dead by police officer Michael Slager has been released by authorities in South Carolina.
The recording shows Scott, 50, making a run from his Mercedes-Benz after being warned to stay in the vehicle by Slager, who had stopped him for a broken tail light in North Charleston last Saturday morning.
Walter Scott was shot by officer Slager in the back as he tried to flee.
Video has surfaced of the shooting of Walter Scott, by North Charleston Patrolman 1st Class Michael Thomas Slager, which tells a different story to what the police officer wrote in his reports.
According to the police reports, the shooting unfolded after Officer Slager stopped a Mercedes-Benz with a broken taillight. Walter L. Scott, aged 50, is alleged to have made a run for it with officer Slager chasing him into a grassy lot. The officer then alleges he fired his Taser and that Scott ran off with the taser, threatening the officer.
Eight shots later, Walter Scott falls to the ground after he is shot in the back as he tried to flee.
The video was taken by a bystander and provided to Mr. Scott’s lawyer, and shows the officer retrieving and object and placing it next to the mans body as he lay on the ground, suggesting an item was placed there to support the officers statement that Scott ran away with the taser.
The victim is between 15-25 feet away and is shot multiple times, and no assistance is rendered.
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