Police shooting video released | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Police shooting video released

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 4:50 PM

UPDATE: KAIT in Jonesboro is first up with videos from the investigation of the West Memphis police shootings. There are about 17 minutes of video in two clips. One compiles about 12 minutes of video from two police cars and includes the beginning of the shooting at about the 11-minute mark. The other is from Walmart surveillance cameras and shows a shootout with the first arriving patrol car and then the smash of the suspect's vehicle by a Game and Fish officer in a pickup.

From earlier:

Prosecuting Attorney Mike Walden has released information regarding the West Memphis shooting in late May that left two police officers dead. Jerry and Joseph Kane opened fire on West Memphis police after the officers had stopped their van on Interstate 40. The father and son were later killed at a shoot-out in a Walmart parking lot.

"I don’t have FBI materials yet, or crime lab materials yet," Walden says. "From our standpoint it’s still an ongoing investigation. I know there’s a lot of interest in it. Basically what I’ve got it is a disk with a portion of the Arkansas State Police file that includes their case summaries and witness statements. I’ve got the dashboard camera [from the traffic stop] and a Walmart security video. I’m going to release those to the media at 1:30."

UPDATE: At the release, Walden said he didn't anticipate any charges against police in the deadly shootout, but he said he would continue the investigation on use of police force.

Beforehand, Walden said, "I’ve seen reports that say something about 'new information.' I don’t know that there’s a lot of new information that’s going to be there. The most dramatic thing is the dashboard camera, obviously."

More to come later. The dashboard video is said to show the younger Kane exiting his vehicle with a semi-automatic rifle blazing.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (21)

Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

More by Gerard Matthews

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • Jason Rapert vs. Wikipedia

    Sen. Jason Rapert against the world: Wikipedia edition.
    • Jan 23, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation