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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 Comments

Cha Vang

Aug 8, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

Kill that cop

Cha Vang

Aug 8, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

Kill that cop

step child

Aug 8, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

I remember when this happen that shit sad as hell

Signacol

Aug 8, 2019, 4:07 am Reply

Stop hating the police it is not there fault he had headphones in and there was a call saying some one was armed and he thought it was him stop hating your lucky that they protect you

illegal alien

Aug 8, 2019, 4:10 am Reply

I hate cops with such a fucking passion. I see them n dog the shit out of them. Cant stand em!!

H- TOWN

Aug 8, 2019, 4:11 am Reply

See!

Elias Theodorou

Aug 8, 2019, 5:36 am Reply

Cops are so shitty in the US. Literally chicken hawks with guns and no real training.

Wealthon Ngo

Aug 8, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

Great nation. Full of nice people.

Albert Lazaroo

Aug 8, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

Good Lord that's "Cold Blooded Murder". He was Shot in the back and he wasn't doing anything or attempting to run away.

Croakyguy

Aug 8, 2019, 10:17 am Reply

#ACAB

L.A. Chacin

Aug 8, 2019, 10:44 am Reply

If the guy pulls out a gun and shoots back, what then…it's one thing to be walking showing your hands, it's a whole different thing to walk with your hands covered while the officer is telling you to show your hands…i'm not a cop lover. But goddammit you have to put yourself in his shoes. He knows he could be dead in seconds if the guy does have a firearm.

J Fritz

Aug 8, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

This wanna be “COP” needs to be HUNG this is what cops do these days they just walk from there crimes and no remorse they all get cleared with there so SPECIAL treatment they get what there doing out there isn’t gonna change it’s only getting worse they need there weapons pulled from each of them ! Give them TAZORS and NIGHT STICKs train and work with that !.. I didn’t see him reach hell he didn’t even know you was walking up on him and you SHOOT him and then hand cuff him WOW how do you sleep at night ?oh with your eyes open!

Super Manny

Aug 8, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

That cop murdered them he's a murdering police officer and he gets acquitted for shooting somebody that didn't have a gun on them and that's okay wow this is America bro America sucks this is the worst shittah can anybody happen to anybody fucking hate cops

STONEFREE1962

Aug 8, 2019, 7:07 pm Reply

LYING FUCKING PIG

THAT WAS MURDER

Mitch King

Aug 8, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

this counts as murder

charles barboza

Aug 8, 2019, 8:07 pm Reply

Piece of shit. He just MURDERED THAT MAN!!! Now they are Murdering young white men too!!!! This country is in so much confusion and it’s just getting worse every day.

Markel Minions

Aug 8, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

It wasn't fair!!! This is murder!!!!

TheGrays

Aug 8, 2019, 12:43 am Reply

So what? You dont see the whole picture in the video. He could pulled a gun on the cop out of vision of the body cam. But anyway i dont know him so I dont give a fuck about him

metalroach437

Aug 8, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

Didnt think that would affect me the way it did… senseless murder…

Christian Rodriguez

Aug 8, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

Hes literally dying right in front of them and he goes to hand cuff him instead of helping him.

Lu Di

Aug 8, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

This shit breaks my fucking heart…

Wayne Campbell

Aug 8, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

Cops kill us all White lives mater!! It isn't just blacks. Blacks just have more run ins because they look like gangsta drug dealers and drive gangster cars with big rims with the seat back and all you can see is the top of there head.

matthew stapon

Aug 8, 2019, 9:06 am Reply

This video stresses me out.

Rob Hoard

Aug 8, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

Watch a cop panic.

Amber Nicole Massey

Aug 8, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

I mean wth this is crazy even if he was deaf… did he know the cop was back there. Not breathing or anything y the hand cuffs?????

Mark

Aug 8, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

Murder

The Butterfly Effect

Aug 8, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Trigger happy cops. This was an execution

James M

Aug 8, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

Hes a murderer!!!

Eugene Timberlake

Aug 8, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

Cop murder him. Fucking bullshit.

Bryce Cxtry

Aug 8, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

Was just trying to change his music

Vanessa Pereira

Aug 8, 2019, 10:54 pm Reply

I’m sorry for saying this (i know it sounds a bit mean) BUT at least this time around the victim is not an African American. ?? This is an example of what African American who have been murdered by the police go through everyday. God sometimes allows things like this to happen to teach us a lesson. How about we all (black, white, yellow, red, blue skin color ppl) start feeling the same pain?! What a Fantastic Idea huh…

M’boi HK

Aug 8, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

American police are the most barbaric in the world… They shot someone and then handcuff again when they know he's not capable of doing anything… Do they recruit only uneducated and thugs in the police?

Skeet McYeet

Aug 8, 2019, 4:04 am Reply

how you gon cuff a dead body, sir?

mrflagrant 357

Aug 8, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

What happened to this man was absolutely wrong…And, wrong knows no color. However, I can't help but notice that no one posting comments here is suggesting/trolling that the victim should have complied and he would still be alive like they do when this sort of thing happens to a person of color…

JustAmariona

Aug 8, 2019, 6:07 am Reply

I hate how he just shot him and killed him and then still handcuffs him like wtf ??

WPG S

Aug 8, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

MURDERED then cuffed a dead man totally innocent. That fucken Cop should get the death penalty

Toulouse Fo foos

Aug 8, 2019, 10:11 am Reply

Pig

Gissie D

Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 pm Reply

He didn't do resuscitation it doesn't matter he had no weapon and head phones on oh rubbish he had head phones on he was reaching for his phone to switch it off he probably scared stiff. Probably didn't even see police officer had weapon police officer did disgusting thing he should use critics thinking skills. I have head phones to cut out peoples frightening shouting etc there are lots of people calling police officers anonymously to make deliberate false criminal allegations and get away with it. Don't think implementing change is way the people need to find the accuser. It's disgusting but you didn't call on Jesus he didn't even try resuscitation him. He could have shot to injure its blatantly obvious to trained eye he did not have weapon.he wasn't reaching at all.that is so wicked.he should sat him u. Why you bring your child up to know Jesus.

Blazze

Aug 8, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

why didn’t you taser him

juan lorenzo naval

Aug 8, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

Stupid cop so horrifying?

Sky 999

Aug 8, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

Low IQ!!

DrToil

Aug 8, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

The guy is shot why is he handcuffing him instead of trying to stop the bleeding?

Sionnach MacBradaigh

Aug 8, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply

Are police trained to always go for the heart in situations like this? It seems you rarely hear of anyone being wounded by police.

Sean Sopata

Aug 8, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

Headphones are not part of this story. Could have just as easily been a deaf dude. Or a dude just not really paying attention, given the speed of the events.

Frans Boshoff

Aug 8, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

Even a blind man can see that cop fucked up!!!

Stusyu

Aug 8, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

I hate American

Mubarak88 Mubarak88

Aug 8, 2019, 8:01 pm Reply

Music can kill you

mnoona quebec

Aug 8, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

The police haven't approached the grieving family ,the victim they killed was innocent,for the police to not speak to the family is unnacceptable own up !

Guy 007

Aug 8, 2019, 10:49 pm Reply

WTF IS HE DOING CUFFING AN INJUERED PERSON WHILE THEY BLEEDING OUT. . WTF … Not only was this man not checked right away for the gun before being cuffed … But he was left there to bleed out for a long time, and then after a long while THEN he starts trying to stop a bleeding?? Yeahh that was legal murder just witnessed … thats murder …. Yeah this was on purpose. ..

Joker Siam

Aug 8, 2019, 2:28 am Reply

Why people afraid of cops?

K Taylor

Aug 8, 2019, 3:30 am Reply

WTf???!!!!!!! You don't get to shoot people because your afraid or unsure. Get another job with your scary ass.

Dreden Harris

Aug 8, 2019, 5:25 am Reply

I’m tired of cops they are a annoying

Survival Silly

Aug 8, 2019, 8:14 am Reply

That cop should die. This is is disgusting. Hang that cunt cop and draw and quarter him. What a fucking piece of shit.

Survival Silly

Aug 8, 2019, 8:15 am Reply

The cop made up the comments..what were you reaching for…acting. Fuck that pig cunt cop, fuck him. He is a murderer. Cunt, die.

Survival Silly

Aug 8, 2019, 8:16 am Reply

I hope his kids get shot by police being cunts….and murderers.

Itsyoboigaming Brobro

Aug 8, 2019, 8:59 am Reply

Did you check his pockets he was probably reaching for his phone to stop the music

border boy

Aug 8, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

Disgusting . Just to add salt to to the wounds the officer gets cleared. Whats wrong with the world people.

Noul Silvyrin

Aug 8, 2019, 2:49 pm Reply

U KNOW HUMAN HAS TWO LEG IDIOT, JUST FUCKING SHOT THE FUCKING LEG IDIOT POLICE AND HE CAN'T RUN

Braidon Ward

Aug 8, 2019, 3:28 pm Reply

He was holding his fucking pants up

Steven Ruisi

Aug 8, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

Man, I finally got to kill someone. I've got such a hard-on right now. I'm in, I'm finally in the good old boys club. My dads gonna be so proud!!! This is so digusting on so many levels. "I feared for my life" is the catch phrase for every bad officer out there.

Leggo My Ego

Aug 8, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

How the fuck was that not murder?

J Paterson

Aug 8, 2019, 5:55 pm Reply

They cleared the police? How? So it’s just shoot without even knowing that this was the guy the call was made about. These bad cops, his partner was also in on this, should not be protected by the DA’s office or the blue wall. It needs to stop. They need to be held accountable whether you try to show what a man you are by choking the life out of a man selling cigarettes, killing a mentally disabled man with his aide begging for the cops not to shoot him as the boy sat on the ground, to killing someone, absolutely clueless as to what is happening behind his back. No more. These type of shootings should be investigated and reviewed by law enforcement, outside the jurisdiction. By someone with no stakes in the investigation. FBI needs a department that investigates these matters not local or stated biased authorities.

KneeGrows69

Aug 8, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

I say we all kill the police

TJ Booker

Aug 8, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

They'd have been better off returning the favor X 5

Tony A

Aug 8, 2019, 8:33 pm Reply

This family should've contacted the DOJ civil rights division to investigate this. Yes this was clearly a bad shooting and the whole City departments covered up big time.

Tobe Ugbele

Aug 8, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

Totally unnecessary, all this thing that police were “Worried he would pull out a gun” is getting stupid. This is why in the Uk they have tazers…

Bob Johnson

Aug 8, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

Police deserve death corrupt pigs you can all fuck yourselves

Bob Johnson

Aug 8, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

hope every single pig reading this takes a bullet between the eyes how are you about to handcuff someone you just brutally murdered.

Zero

Aug 8, 2019, 3:23 am Reply

Gets shot in the back yet gets put in handcuffs with no medical treatment didn't even look back yea now that's police brutality

Nadi Nadi

Aug 8, 2019, 3:32 am Reply

Why are they allowed to shoot people indiscriminately!?!!!

HIGHFYE84

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 am Reply

But as soon They get kill oh no they go crazy… pigs

Kevin Reina

Aug 8, 2019, 5:02 am Reply

Why don’t have a Tayser instead of a gun

Isaac Rosado

Aug 8, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

He shots him and arest him and then saying wheres the gun like wtf

Giovanni Ramirez

Aug 8, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

Imagine going to change your song and getting shot and killed.

Ronald Coleman

Aug 8, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

The worst part he’s dead and has too go with hand cuffs … if you ever watched the movie Riki oh you now what I’m talking about

Cristian Rivera

Aug 8, 2019, 7:08 am Reply

Not even an apology

Lawrence Brooks

Aug 8, 2019, 12:39 pm Reply

Fucking sad??

מני שמריה

Aug 8, 2019, 1:26 pm Reply

Murdered.

emil mpk sulcs

Aug 8, 2019, 3:00 pm Reply

so what the f*ck was the point in shooting him, he didn't even pull his hand out of his pocket
f*cking fire that idiot

Illuminati aqi

Aug 8, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

Wtf is usa police doing wtf where was the danger in that shooting people in the back is murder

Capkie #1

Aug 8, 2019, 6:17 pm Reply

1312

red88alert

Aug 8, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

Fake news!

Kevin Pope

Aug 8, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

of course he was cleared of any wrongdoing. in America, cops can fucking kill anyone they want with impunity. they are murdering us every day. They're not here to protect and serve, they are an occupying military force that is out here doing whatever the fuck they want and they're above the law.

Aidantha King

Aug 8, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

FUCK THE POLICE

yoongi infires

Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

Imagine listening to music then just getting shot out of nowhere

pignonMZ6

Aug 8, 2019, 1:10 am Reply

Can someone explain to me why cops always go for the kill? Why not shoot the legs? Or just tase the guy, I just don't get it. There was no imminent threat in this clip, it's just plain murder.

Sagan Hill

Aug 8, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

Fuck cops.

Hungery Boy Vision

Aug 8, 2019, 3:17 am Reply

Shoot first kill someone and nothing happen let a civilian doit ??‍♂️

joseph franco

Aug 8, 2019, 7:55 am Reply

Shouldn't be able to use deadly force off petty thoughts. Should have to see a gun outright so fuck this scared piggy

germx x

Aug 8, 2019, 8:36 am Reply

Gosh so horrible. He just blew his chest out with blood immediately getting everywhere and still has the nerve to tell him (a dead body) to turn around and handcuff him. Ew sick. If he was still kicking then handcuff him but geez. If I ever see this cop im gonna spit on him. Hope he rots in hell.

Studio 101

Aug 8, 2019, 9:14 am Reply

CNN you don’t have to post anti cop videos to help your failing ratings just stop posting fake news and allowing yourself to be bought to push the perceptions of certain political parties .

Josediego Lopez

Aug 8, 2019, 12:52 pm Reply

Fuck all the police killer's . they belong in hell.

Flaksi

Aug 8, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

Why do people ignore that someone called the cops because there was a person with a gun.

machinist1337

Aug 8, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

Straight up murder. Cleared what fucking justice is that?

Connor Lamb

Aug 8, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

A completely unprovoked and unprecedented shooting of an innocent WHITE man by police. Why is nothing burning, why aren't we smashing the windows of our neighbors businesses and stealing. Why are we not in the streets yelling at police officers who had absolutely nothing to do with it… oh yeah WHITE

TerrySees 2019

Aug 8, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

People these days need to wear body armor and lawfully carry . Police will murder you .

Animated Anatomy

Aug 8, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

While I understand that there are bad cops but how come judges clear such people of charges? I found so many cases like that where they simply kill a person and judges always clear them of all charges?! How? What is the legal basis for this?

lost in translation

Aug 8, 2019, 9:33 pm Reply

Cut off the cops head and feed it to the dog's

Jimmy Dean

Aug 8, 2019, 2:12 am Reply

Not all cops can be heroes I get y he shot but it was way to quick

The Hunter

Aug 8, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

this world is crazy with this crazy vets coming back US AND BECOMING PIGS

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