I stumbled across a segment of one of the videos in this case, and followed the link to the full release. Lots of stuff to comment on here, but I was primarily struck by three things:
- The patience of officers trying to stop the suspect – show some of these videos to anyone that tells you cops are all trigger happy and just want to shoot people.
- How fast the shooting took place; even with their guns already in their hands, two officers were hit.
- The increasing risk to officers following the initial shooting as people converge on the scene, some of whom might become belligerent.
The press release is included below, but all the video, audio, and associated reports can be found here (note: the video is graphic):
Look especially at BWC 4 | Shooting Officer to see how fast the shooting happened, and at BWC 1 | Shooting Officer for a look at the growing danger of the crowd.