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Graphic: Leaked Bodycam Shows Why Cops Shot “Innocent” Man [Video]

This year there was a lot of discussion about police officers and their place in the society.

Mostly agree on the importance of living in a safe country, but there are some who oppose this argument.

The worst part is that while all of us are arguing about which cop is the bad one, they’re on the streets sacrificing their lives for us.

A very sad and shocking footage was revealed to the public, showing the situations cops need to deal with. From just a simple regular day on the job to a full chaos real quick. The Grand Rapids Police department shows a body camera footage from May 2017. The video starts with an officer approaching a vehicle in order to ask a few questions. It ends up with a pleasant conversation with a guy from the back seat, where you can clearly hear the officer chatting about the man’s dreadlocks. The officer also tells the man that he suits the profile of the man they’re looking for, looking at it totally coincidently.

Here, the perspective changes. The next footage is from another officer, apparently Benjamin Hawkins, according to Conservative Tribune. This officer walks up to the car and asks the same man who discussed his hair, to step out the vehicle. He asks him to put his hands on the top of his head. Now, this is where things started going crazy. The suspect grabs a gun and starts to open fire against the police officers. As WXMI reports, the suspect is Malik Carey, 18, who managed to fire four shots at the officers. Luckily, none of the officers were badly injured.

When the situation escalated, the officers started to shoot in self-defense. According to M Live, they managed to hit him but were unsure if they should approach him due to the unknown circumstances of his health. One second the man was all talky and smiley, the next one he went berserk. It’s sad to see how the police are constantly put up to a risk. Even a regular day can turn into a nightmare. That’s why we need to solidify with the officers and emphasize with their pain.

What do you think? Scroll down and tell us in the comments below!

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3 Comments

  1. Mary Ann Dermody

    October 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    What would you do, Mr. and Mrs. average citizen, if someone pulls a gun and begins shooting at you? It is my measured calculation, if you had a gun, you would shoot back and attempt to save your life. Why would any reasonable person expect our police officers to be shot at, and not respond? Clearly, you are either not rational, or you have a strong agenda. Either way, it certainly does not have merit.

  2. Michael

    October 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    When an officer of the law ask you to put your hands on your head, its never a good idea to go reaching for anything other than your head, especially your waste band, congrats to the officers for getting another thug off the streets,the people support and are behind you!

  3. just me

    October 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Funny, the “body camera foootage” goes back to dash cam, where you DO NOT SEE him shoot first. You hear the cop say GUN GUN GUN, then you hear the cop start shooting. You do not see the suspect pull the gun OR shoot

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