Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Miami Police Draw Weapons on Shooting Witness with Cellphone Video

 When will the police be policed themselves???????

"The Miami Beach police department, under fire for its handling of a fatal Memorial Day shooting, acknowledged seizing cellphones from witnesses after the gunfire.

But city officials refuted the allegations of one witness who claimed police held him at gunpoint and tried to destroy his cell phone footage of the slaying.

Narces Benoit, 35, claimed he was handcuffed and held at gunpoint by officers who then stomped on his cellphone - apparently to ruin his recording of the police shooting of Raymond Herisse.

Herisse was killed and four others injured in the 4 a.m. shooting. Authorities said the killing occurred after Herisse sped away in his Hyundai following a scuffle with police.

Miami Beach authorities issued a Tuesday night statement giving their version of what happened after cops shot and killed Herisse.

According to the statement, Benoit was stopped by police because he matched the description of a man seen fleeing the shooting scene. Benoit also ignored police orders to stop, the statement said." - read more - via NY Daily News

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