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Fault Lines Links – Bodycam Footage Shows Paradise Cop Hiding, Dismissing Shooting

Dec. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Morning everybody, here’s what you need to know:

  • New gruesome police bodycam footage was released showing the chaotic aftermath of the car crash and police shooting of Andrew Thomas by Paradise, CA, Officer Patrick Feaster. It confirms that Feaster did not immediately report ‘accidentally’ shooting Thomas to other officers on the scene and even dismissed Thomas’ plees for medical assistance. Thomas was left paralyzed from the gunshot wound. Authorities previously announced that Feaster won’t face charges in connection with the shooting.
  • Donovan Duran claims he has been left paralyzed after being brutally beaten by La Junta, CO, police earlier this month. Duran alleges that after he was handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct, officers threw him down and beat him.
  • An Iowa regulatory board announced that it will initiate proceedings against law enforcement agencies for refusing to release the police video and records of the fatal shooting of Autumn Steele in January. Officer Jesse Hill intending to shoot Steele’s dog, mistakenly shot her instead.
  • The trial date for the wrongful death suit of Sandra Bland has been set for January 23, 2017.
  • Former Pelham, MA, police chief Edward Fleury is set to go on trial in March 2016 for pulling a gun on his friend. In 2011, he was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting dead an 8-year old boy with an Uzi at a gun expo.
  • Baltimore police shot dead ‘suicidal’ Jeffrey Gene Evans wielding knives on Monday after tasers failed to subdue him.

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  • Eva
    19 December 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Re: Shooting in Paradise.
    Questions:
    Did KRCR apparently have to ask for the additional footage? If so, why did they have to ask? Why would DA Ramsey believe it was not revelant to the case? Will he and or other people who may be involved be held accountable for any oversight? Apparently this video was reviewed prior to Ofc.Feaster was determined to not face charges. Well from what I’m getting from the video Ofc. Feaster apparently initially gave inaccurate information to his fellow officers. Is that not a problem considering the time element it took? Plus the part apparently Ofc. Feaster did not have his body camera on but his fellow officers did. Why is that not a problem? Is there no accountability for that action? Why give the officers the option of turning off and turning on their body cameras while they are on the job? Is Ofc. Feaster being considered from being removed from his job? Also I’m not hearing anything of Thomas the shooting victim being possibly armed or having a past of being dangerous so why would an officer have his gun out and his finger on the trigger of this particular suspect.

    If there is a lawsuit regarding this whole tragic situation the people of Butte County will pay the price. I feel they really need to address the way how this whole incident was handled.

    Lastly, I am wondering why this officer didn’t conside using one of those riot shields when coming upon a suspect instead of using weapons that could go off accidentally. Just stay far enough away so if a suspect decides to charge or has a weapon an officer has their taser or weapon readied behind the shield. I have not heard of using that kind of strategy unless there is a riot. Maybe there would be less of these kinds of “accidents” if other less dangerous methods were utilized.