US: Why Was 17-Year-Old Girl Shot By Police Officer on California Freeway? - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

USWhy Was 17-Year-Old Girl Shot By Police Officer on California Freeway?

23:20  11 july  2019
23:20  11 july  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

Fullerton Police Release Body Cam Footage Of 17-Year-Old Being Fatally Shot In OIS

Fullerton Police Release Body Cam Footage Of 17-Year-Old Being Fatally Shot In OIS In slow motion, Hannah Williams is shown in the "shooting stance" police said holding what appears to be a handgun. Fullerton Police say the incident started when a K-9 officer was taking his dog to the vet on July 5th when he noticed an SUV speeding on the freeway. The officer said he tried to pull Williams over and was hit by her vehicle. He said Williams then made an erratic U-turn, while on the freeway, and stopped and got out of her vehicle in the moments just before the fatal OIS.

Why Was 17-Year-Old Girl Shot By Police Officer on California Freeway?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Hannah Williams later died in hospital. Her family is demanding answers.

A 17-year-old California girl was shot and killed by a police officer on a freeway nearly a week ago, and officials have yet to clarify exactly what prompted the shooting.

At about 7 p.m. Friday, a Fullerton Police officer radioed that he had been involved in a shooting on the eastbound SR 91 freeway in Anaheim, Anaheim Police said in a statement.

"A female suspect was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital where she later died," Anaheim police said.

The officer was not injured in the shooting. Police did not name the girl who died, citing her age, but family members identified her as Hannah Williams.

Body cam footage shows teen girl killed in police shooting was holding fake gun

Body cam footage shows teen girl killed in police shooting was holding fake gun Body camera footage released Friday by Fullerton, Calif., police shows that a 17-year-old girl killed in a police-involved shooting last week was holding a fake gun, according to authorities.The July 5 footage shows an officer approaching the back of a gray SUV before the camera briefly shows Hannah Williams standing near the front of the car. Fullerton police say a replica Beretta found near Williams's body can be seen in her hands, apparently pointed at the officer. There is no audio for the first 30 seconds of the video, but audio comes on with the officer calling in on his radio, "Shots fired." "Show me your f--king hands," the officer can be heard yelling.

Officials said an “item appearing to be a handgun” was found at the scene.

The Orange County District Attorney’s office said in a press release Tuesday the item found was a “replica handgun designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun.”

They said the officer was driving his marked police SUV to take his K-9 to a veterinarian for a procedure when “he encountered” the girl.

What occurred next was not immediately clear, but the D.A.’s statement said the officer-involved shooting then took place.

"We want to know why police felt the need to shoot and kill a 17-year-old unarmed teen girl," Hannah's father Benson Williams said to CNN.

A photo of the replica gun showed it did not have a bright orange tip, as required by federal law to indicate it was not real.

Pittsburgh Police Officer Shot While Off-Duty Dies

Pittsburgh Police Officer Shot While Off-Duty Dies Officer Calvin Hall, 36, succumbed to his wounds Wednesday.

Rev. Jarrett Maupin, acting as a spokesperson for Hannah’s family, said it was not clear if the replica gun belonged to Hannah.

"We maintain that she was unarmed, a fake gun is a fake gun," Maupin said during a press conference Tuesday, NBC reported.

An independent autopsy requested by Hannah's family will be performed once her body is released by the county. Hannah’s family has also called for an independent investigation led by the state and for the officer to be suspended without pay.

“Losing Hannah is hard,” Lynette Campbell, Hannah's godmother, said on behalf of the family to reporters Tuesday. “The circumstances in which we lost her make it that much harder. As of today we still do not have clear answers as to what happened to Hannah. The information that we have received from the police department has changed several times."

Hannah and her family had moved to the area from Phoenix less than a year ago. She worked as a lifeguard and had spent Friday with her family before leaving that evening, Maupin said.

Woman Shot By Greensboro Police Arrested On Assault Charge Against Officer

Woman Shot By Greensboro Police Arrested On Assault Charge Against Officer A woman who was shot by a Greensboro Police officer has now been arrested. Paulickia Hairston was in the hospital recovering after she was shot during an officer-involved shooting in early July. Greensboro Police said the shooting occurred on July 7, on Willowmore Street after they received a call about a disturbance involving guns. When they arrived two people got into a car and drove towards police officers. An officer shot Hairston who was driving the car. She was shot in the head. Hairston is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer/Government Official and was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

Anaheim Police said on Twitter Tuesday bodycam footage will be released by the Fullerton Police department “soon.”

“All of the questions will ultimately be answered,” Anaheim Police said on Twitter Saturday. “The freeway was packed and all potential witnesses need to be interviewed first. We cannot risk influencing someone's statement, by releasing details prematurely.

“This happened at 7 p.m. on a Friday night on one of the busiest freeways in the southland."

A new law that went into effect July 1 requires police to release body camera footage within 45 days of an incident, officials said.

The Orange County District Attorney’s office is investigating whether the shooting was legally justified. Such an investigation could take up to a year, authorities said.

Police: Man accused of acting erratically with knife shot by officers in Madisonville.
A man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Madisonville Thursday, police said. The shooting took place around 10 a.m. near Bramble Park when two officers responded to a report of a man in the park acting erratically with a knife. The officers encountered the man in the parking lot and shots were fired. Police Chief Elliot Isaac said at least one officer fired a shot. The man was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is in surgery. No officers were injured, police said. Police said several witnesses on the scene will be interviewed. Police said there are no other suspects.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 15
This is interesting!