Police bodycam footage shows fatal shooting of Hannah Williams in Anaheim

first_imgMIguel Marin/EyeEm/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A call from a 17-year old southern California girl’s father after she was fatally shot by police served as a heartbreaking postscript to bodycam video showing the teen’s final moments, during which she was shot after appearing to aim a gun at a responding officer.Fullerton police released the bodycam footage of the shooting of high school senior Hannah Williams on Friday, and other new details about the incident, which occurred about a mile from the girl’s home.“In an effort to be transparent with the community that we serve, the Fullerton Police Department is releasing its second Critical Incident Community Briefing, which will provide details to the community about the incident, as we know them today,” according to a Fullerton Police statement. This includes Body Worn Camera (BWC) video footage from the incident itself, still photos, radio traffic, and a 9-1-1 call for service,”“Please keep in mind this is an initial review, and our understanding of this incident could possibly change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed,” the statement said. “While body worn cameras are an excellent investigative tool, they do not always show what the officers may have seen, and vice versa, the officers don’t always see and experience what the body camera footage shows.”Just after 7 p.m. on July 5, Flynn attempted what was initially a traffic stop in Anaheim in Orange County, after a black rental SUV sped by with Williams at the wheel, according to a videotaped statement by Fullerton Police Lt. Jon Radus introducing the footage.The driver of the black SUV seemed to intentionally drive into the police car, before an attempting a U-turn into oncoming traffic, Radus said.The video shows Williams being apprehended by police and getting out of the SUV and appearing to point a gun at the officers. Police later recovered a BB gun designed to look like a Beretta 92 FS handgun at the scene next to Williams, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.In the scenes that follow, Williams is seen laying on the ground crying for help and moaning and repeating, “I can’t breathe.” Asked where she was hit, she responds, “my chest.”Police, including an Los Angeles Police Department officer are also seen attending to the injured girl, discussing cutting off her shirt and applying seals to her chest and tying a tourniquet to her injured leg. Later she is heard coughing as police note that she is “going to gag.”Fullerton Police also released the 911 call placed by Benson Williams, Hannah’s father, who, not knowing about the shooting, phoned to report her as missing about 90 minutes after the incident occurred. The girl’s father told the dispatcher that she had driven off with the rental car and was on antidepressants.Asked if he was concerned she may want to harm herself, he replied, “I am.”Asked if Hannah had ever mentioned hurting herself, Williams answered, “No ma’am…But like I said, she is on medication right now” and said “it’s just you know out of the blue.. she’s never done this.”Asked if she was “white, black, Asian or Hispanic,” Williams responded, “white.”Before Fullerton Police released the video publicly Police Chief Robert Dunn and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer met with the Williams’ family to offer them the chance to view the video before it was released publicly, the police statement said.As a press conference on Friday, S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who’s been assisting Williams’ family, told reporters he viewed the video on behalf of the Williams’ family, who did not want to watch it.The Williams’ family spoke with the district attorney and wants a full and through investigation into Hannah’s shooting, Merritt said. He added that the family hoped that law enforcement would come up with better procedures in Hannah’s name and memory.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Irish Dressage duo Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins shine in Doha Grand Prix

first_img Irish Dressage duo Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins shine in Doha Grand Prix 28 February 2020, 15:32 Home  »  General  »  Irish Dressage duo Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins shine in Doha Grand Prix Tags: Al Shaqab, Dane Rawlins, dressage, Kate Dwter Related news stories Irish Dressage riders Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins have both recorded impressive results in today’s five-star Commercial Bank Grand Prix presented by Longines at the Al Shaqab arena in Doha, Qatar.Meath-based Kate Dwyer recorded an impressive score of 68.326% with the 14-year-old gelding Snowdon Faberge to finish in 10th place overall.Kate Dwyer and Snowdon FabergeSpeaking afterwards Kate Dwyer outlined how Snowdon Faberge is not a typically-bred Dressage horse:“He really tried his best and he really just depended on me to tell him that it was okay and we can do this.” Dwyer said. “I have had Fabio [Snowdon Faberge] since he was four and we have gone up through the ranks together. He is an amazing horse, he always shows great harmony and willingness to go. It’s really exciting because he is actually part Shire. We thought originally that he was part Welsh Cob but he is part Shire so he is not your typical Dressage horse.”Dane Rawlins and EspoireDrawn third to go of the 17 starters, Ireland’s Dane Rawlins and Espoire were also in excellent form and posted a personal best score of 67.348% to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th place. Victory in today’s competition went to Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Delaunay Old on a score of 74.413%.Al Shaqab will host a Grand Prix Special and a Grand Prix Freestyle To Music on Saturday. 7 March 2015, 16:59 Reynolds claims fourth place in Al Shaqab Kürlast_img read more

TRANSFER LATEST: Poland star wants Liverpool move this summer

first_img Piotr Zielinski Liverpool’s pursuit of Piotr Zielinski has received a boost after it was revealed a move to Anfield is his first choice.The Reds are just one of a number of clubs hoping to land the gifted Poland international this summer, with Udinese seemingly ready to cash in.Serie A runners-up Napoli were another of his admirers and they appeared to be closing in on his capture when they agreed a fee to sign him this summer.However, according to sources in Italy, Zielinski is holding out for a move to Liverpool, while AC Milan are his second choice.The 22-year-old’s agent is said to have met with Napoli officials and informed them of his client’s wishes.It has been suggested that he will only consider Napoli if he fails to secure a switch to either of those clubs, which could tempt Liverpool to step up their bid to sign him. 1last_img read more