Bodycam shows officer shoot man wearing headphones


YOU’RE WATCHING CNN. I’M BROOKE BALDWIN. AN UNARMED MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE. THE OFFICER HAS SINCE BEEN CLEARED, BUT THIS 2014 CASE OUT OF UTAH IS FACING RENEWED OUTRAGE BECAUSE THE MAN’S AUNT TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO UPLOAD THIS ENTIRE POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO OF THE ENCOUNTER ON TO YOUTUBE. WE’RE GOING TO PLAY YOU MUCH OF THAT FOOTAGE IN A SECOND, BUT IT HAD TO BE HEAVILY EDITED BECAUSE IT’S GRAPHIC IN NATURE. JUST TO GIVE YOU A WARNING, WE FIRST TOLD YOU THIS STORY ABOUT DYLAN TAYLOR BACK IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR. AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED HIM IN SOUTH SALT LAKE, WHICH IS SEPARATE FROM SALT LAKE CITY, AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL ABOUT A MAN WITH A GUN. WHEN I SPOKE WITH THE AUNT DAYS AFTER HER NEPHEW WAS KILLED, HE WAS AT THIS GAS STATION. HE WAS WEARING THESE HEADPHONES. THAT MIGHT HAVE KEPT HIM FROM HEARING THE OFFICER’S COMMANDS. THAT SAID, I WANT TO PLAY PART OF THIS FOR YOU. THE FIRST PART IS SILENT AS YOU SEE AN OFFICER ARRIVE ON THE SCENE. A GROUP OF PEOPLE SEE THE UNIT ARRIVE. YOU’LL HEAR THE OFFICER TURN ON THE AUDIO ON HIS BODY CAMERA.>>GET YOUR HANDS OUT NOW! GET YOUR HANDS OUT! GET YOUR — GET THEM OUT! SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED. GET ME MEDICAL HERE NOW. [ BLEEP ]! HANDS. GIVE ME YOUR HANDS. [ BLEEP ]!>>I COULDN’T GET MY CAMERA ON. DID YOU GET YOURS?>>YEAH, I PUSHED IT.>>HE WAS REACHING.>>166, GET MEDICAL HERE NOW. 25-YEAR-OLD MALE WHO’S NOT CONSCIOUS, NOT BREATHING. YEAH, YEAH, CHECK THEM OUT. IT’S CLEAR. COME ON. WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU REACHING FOR, MAN?>>LATER IN THE VIDEO, THE OFFICER SAYS HE CANNOT FIND A WEAPON ON TAYLOR. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID OFFICER BRON CRUZ WAS CLEARED. THE OFFICER REPORTEDLY THOUGHT TAYLOR WITH HIS HANDS AROUND HIS WAISTBAND THOUGHT HE HAD A WEAPON, THOUGHT HE POSSIBLY HAD A GUN. WITH ME NOW, I HAVE CODY TAYLOR, DYLAN’S HALF BROTHER. ALSO WITH ME, DYLAN’S AUNT, WHO UPLOADED THE VIDEO. I WANT TO WELCOME YOU BACK. AGAIN, MY CONDOLENCES.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>GINA, TO YOU. WE SPOKE LAST FALL. AGAIN, THIS OFFICER INVOLVED HAS SINCE BEEN CLEARED. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS PLAYED OUT. YOU DECIDED TO UPLOAD THIS OFFICER’S BODY CAM, THE ENTIRE THING, JUST A COUPLE DAYS AGO. TELL ME WHY.>>THERE’S SO MUCH CONTROVERSY TO IT THAT PEOPLE AREN’T AWARE OF THE BRUTALITY THAT’S TRULY GOING ON OUT THERE. I GET CHOKED UP JUST EVEN HEARING IT. I CAN’T EVEN WATCH IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH ANYMORE. BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SOME CHANGES. YOU KNOW, DYLAN WAS BRUTALIZED AND SHOT DOWN IN A PARKING LOT AS ARE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE IN UTAH. IT SEEMS TO BE AN EPIDEMIC. THE PUBLIC DON’T KNOW — YOU KNOW, THEY DON’T KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY DON’T SEE IT, IT’S NOT HAPPENING. AND EVEN THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD, YOU KNOW, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? THEY DIDN’T EVEN SEE THE HEADPHONES. THEY SAID IT WAS INCONCLUSIVE. SO WHAT DID THEY REALLY INVESTIGATE? WHAT WAS THEIR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION? SO WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE CHARGE AND TRY AND MAKE CHANGE. IF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THAT CHANGE, FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON, THEN THAT’S WHAT I DID.>>I CAN TELL OBVIOUSLY YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT SPECIFIC CHANGES YOU HAVE IN MIND IN A MINUTE. BUT CODY, TO YOU. HAVE YOU IN THE TIME THAT’S PASS THE SINCE LAST AUGUST, HAVE YOU, HAS YOUR FAMILY HEARD FROM OFFICER CRUZ AT ALL? IF SO, WOULD YOU MIND SHARING WHAT HE SAID TO YOU ALL?>>WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING FROM BRON CRUZ AT ALL ABOUT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CASE. I HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT WHETHER HE’S ON THE FORCE AGAIN. I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING.>>BECAUSE HE WAS CLEARED. SO IF HE WANTED TO RETURN TO HIS JOB, HE COULD HAVE. DO EITHER OF YOU KNOW IF HE HAS? BY THE WAY, WE REACHED OUT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE JUST HAVEN’T HEARD BACK YET.>>RIGHT. AS FAR AS I KNOW, I HAVE NO IDEA. I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT BRON CRUZ RETURNING OR NOT. I HAVE NO CLUE.>>OKAY.>>I HAVE NO IDEA EITHER. I’VE ACTUALLY GONE TO A COUPLE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS TO TRY AND IMPLEMENT CHANGE, AND I HAVE MET FACE TO FACE WITH CHIEF BURBANK. HE DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE ME THE TIME OF DAY. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING. I HAVEN’T HEARD ANY

100 thoughts on “Bodycam shows officer shoot man wearing headphones

  • i hope the cop spends the rest of his life behind bars. I hope he is never allowed to see his family again. I hope they show this video to every police officer in the US

  • For people who don't know or more importantly don't want to know this is what cold bloodied murder looks like; fully endorsed by the institutionalised criminal state called America! This is in fact part of a national policy which seeks civil war at home and world war abroad!

  • People need to standup to this abuse! MURDER! Straight MURDER! Everyone there should kill this piece of shit for murdering us in the streets. He shouldn’t GET to live. He has no problem with taking a life , and since the police just let them get away with this then SOMEONE should hold them accountable. If that was MY kid, that cop would wish he was dead.

  • Where is the help while he is bleeding out on the floor?

    Frist he handcuffed the dining guy and than goes on to search him instead of stopping the bleeding or any aid for 2 min

    Where I leave that would be “law failure to render assistance (in an emergency)”…and not the least shooting someone unarmed who probably didn’t even realize you’re there

    Wow 😮 and not to forget he wasn’t even sentenced just now public outcry’s are forcing the “issue” again

    How much corruption must stare you in the eye before something is done?

    How many times does something have to happen that something against ist is done?

    How many reports and video footage do we need for future generations witness murder through this cams of police officers? Why where they even implemented to show case how officers are above the law and never go to prison for their crimes?

    This is beyond cruel, and they should stop investigating theirselves, consequence should follow anyone’s wrong doing no one is above the law

    Sad we are now in the age where you protect yourself from the police I thought they where here to protect us!

    Where is the communication and decision meant to take place before you shoot? When do you allow your terror to overtake you and disregard someone else life?….a police officer should be able to tell me that?

    Or shoot first ask later?
    Use your training if you got any and if your so terrified of people you are policing than you need a new job, fear is good but terror is a tell that this job is not for you let the people who can assess a situation and take the gun as a last resort, be the Reliable police officers we where all promised to expect when this organization was meant to serve everyone equally and respectful,….terrorizing others because you are terrified is not keeping the peace

  • fucking dumbass cops i swear even if he had a gun he'd have to do a full fucking 180 to try and hit the officer and the officers would've had enough time to react

  • "I need medical help immediately, a 25 year old male is unconscious and isn't breathing" no shit Sherlock u just killed him

  • This officer was cleared?
    Unbelievable.
    And doesn't it add insult to injury to handcuff a man mortality wounded?

    Let's pass a law. Officers cannot pull their firearms unless they are under fire.

  • You have someone walking away from you, already a good distance apart, with their back turned, what was the immediate threat/risk?

  • Never-minds me of like when a hunter makes a kill or something and they got them bound up my thing is if he ain't breathing or nothing like that with more of a threat can you cause he down now that's because that notion and that stereotype of us being stronger than them and I mean to paying and all of this b***** s*** wild bro

  • And he's not trying to stop any bleeding he's trying to see if he has any type of weapon so he can save face

  • Cuffed after shot in the chest….. yeah cold blooded murder. Instead of helping the man he shot he let's him bleed out by cuffing him.

  • Maybe this big bad brave pig was in fear of his life. Did anyone think they would hold this backshooter responsible for shooting someone in the back? Gutless wonder pigs we have patroling our streets. People are more afraid of being killed by them than street criminals.

  • I usually take cop side but as many cases where some of these guys do not need the uniform they're not cops they're just psychotic losers with a gun good guys like this is what makes everybody hate cops hopefully this guy will do the right thing and kill himself someday

  • This isn't news its reality. We are paying these swine to murder us. There wont be justice there cant be for things they've done. All you can do Is make sure they never see light again.

  • This was horrific but you cant stereotype cops by this one cop. And you cant stereotype blacks by blacks that shoot cops. Both happen face it

  • But since he is white its not as serious. If this kid was black, it would be plastered all over every tv in the country about how an unarmed black man was killed by a white cop. Funny how that works …white privilege, lmao smfh.

  • That officer just wanted to kill the guy for fun …shot in cold blood ….it goes to show * POLICE WILL KILL YOU BECAUSE THEY WANT TO !!!!!

  • holy crap
    I just want to say, that police officer deserves to go to jail.
    This was murder, there was no signs of the man reaching for a gun, he just had his headphones on and was listening to something.
    I don't even know if i can trust the police anymore, they murdered an innocent man.
    Don't mind me get deep here, but the victim has a life, they have hopes and dreams, potential, but this f u c k i n g police officer decides to end a life like its nothing, if anything the police officer should have shot him in the leg, that would have atleast disabled him and not killed him.

  • This clown is saying give me your hands now to a dead body, faking like he's still "Resisting"..

    He's saying and doing all of that to play to the camera

    Then later he does the "What were you reaching for" nonsense, once again, playing for the camera

  • Did you hear the cop say give me your hand and than got mad that the dead body didn't give him his hand

  • Cop sees kid, issues command
    Kid doesn’t hear commands
    Cop shoots and kills kid
    Cop handcuffs dead kids lifeless hands
    Cop leaves dead kid facedown on asphalt

    Cop is CLEARED of wrongdoing?

    Of course sociopaths get jobs at cops. It’s possibly the BEST way to act like a thug, and get away with cold blooded murder even when it’s witnessed and filmed!!!

  • Shot w/ back turned, no gun found & they handcuff him still & leaves him face down dyeing…. #shoutoutdallassniper

  • Omg. I’m in shock. He cuffed a dead body. Lol. And then tried to cover his ass by saying what we’re u reaching for ?? Bull shit Trust me the public sees. But. It don’t matte. Time and time it’s excused r

  • this is why you defend yourself with a gun and shoot to defend yourself!!! cops get away with murder!!!! literally!!! all they can say is "well I shot him in the back""" but I feared for my life!!! BULLSHIT!!!

  • Fucking cowboy cops.
    What a fucking shithole, Nazi America.
    What where you reaching for man.
    Fucking NOTHING.
    Dumb pig of a police man.
    Hunt the fucking murdering pig.

  • So sad. They are killers not police.This is the very reason I HATE them. White people tend to be racist,looks like we still living in an old era! Makes me mad that my brothers suffer because they black.

  • Think he would have shot him in leg first, yah just another cop murdering, a human , because he can,,, sad cops a poor prick,,

  • These stupid ass cops… scared Lil bitches…. reaching for what. You can’t even mind your fucking business. Talkin bout some reaching. Fucking pigs

  • I'm I the only person that is sick of seeing cops kill people without any consequences? This was clearly MURDER!

  • Dam kid deserved it. Just fucking get your hands out of your pockets. Why do people blame the cops? All you have to do is listen to what they say😑

  • I can't give this a thumbs up. But thank you for sharing. I walk around lost in my headphones slot. And to be honest only reason I look over my shoulder is to look out for cops. Like I'm hard wired if I walk past one they might just have something to say to me for some reason.

  • If you turn around and cops have a gun pointed at you, even if you are blasting music in your headphones or are even deaf, everyone should put their dang hands up. Sad what happened, but he should have stopped walking away when he saw guns pointed at him.

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