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>> SO WE DIDNT GET TO THE VERY

PAINFUL PART, WHICH IM GLAD

ABOUT, BECAUSE I HAVE TO TELL

YOU, IT HAS ALMOST PUT ME IN

TEARS EVERY TIME I HEARD IT, BUT

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE

WAY HE REACTED WHEN POLICE TRIED

TO DETAIN HIM.

HE SAID, YOURE LOOKING

SUSPICIOUS.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE WAS WALKING

WITH A GROCERY BAG IN HIS HAND.

>> YOURE EXACTLY RIGHT.

THE 911 CALLER WHO CALLED IN THE

FACT HE WAS WALKING SAID HE

WASNT SUSPECTED OF COMMITTING

ANY CRIME.

HE MAY BE A GOOD GUY, HE MAY BE

A BAD GUY.

HE JUST DIDNT KNOW.

HE JUST LOOKED SKETCHY BECAUSE

HE WAS WAVING HIS ARMS AND

WEARING A MAV.

HE WAS JUST WALKING HOME.

THERE WAS NO LEGITIMATE REASON

FOR THE POLICE TO STOP HIM, MUCH

LESS TO GRAB HIM, TO TACKLE HIM,

AND AS YOU KNOW, TO INFLICT TWO

CAROTID CHOKE HOLDS, ABOUT 15

MINUTES OF OTHER SORTS OF

HORRIBLE FORCE, AND ULTIMATELY,

A MASSIVE DOSAGE OF KETAMINE

LEADING TO HIS MULTIPLE HEART

ATTACKS.

ITS BEYOND TRAGIC.

>> IM SURE THAT YOU, AS YOU

MENTIONED THE PERSON WHO MADE

THAT CALL SAYING, LOOK, THERES

SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO LOOKS

SKETCHY OR WHATEVER THE WORD WAS

HE USED.

THERE ARE THOSE ONLINE SAYING

THAT PARTICULAR PERSON, THOSE

WHO MADE THOSE CALLS SHOULD ALSO

BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT AND IS

THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

>> I CERTAINLY THINK IN THE

INSTANCE OF THE VERY OBVIOUS

CASES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE YOUNG

WOMAN, AMY COOPER, WHO CALLED

911 ON AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

BIRDER IN CENTRAL PARK, RIGHT,

WHO SAID AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN

IS THREATENING MY LIFE.

NOW, THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY FALSE,

AND OBVIOUSLY A RACE-BASED

TARGET TO TRY TO CAUSE THAT MAN

HARM.

CERTAINLY, ON THOSE KINDS OF

CIRCUMSTANCES, THE CALLER SHOULD

BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

IN THIS CALL, YOU KNOW, I THINK

THIS IS REALLY ON THE POLICE.

THIS IS A REASON WHY LAW

ENFORCEMENT NEED TO EXERCISE

JUDGMENT.

I MEAN, THIS IS A YOUNG MAN WHO

IS JUST WALKING HOME.

IF THEY HAD STEPPED BACK AND

JUST OBSERVED HIM FOR A MOMENT,

THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN IN FACT HE

WAS WALKING HOME.

AND THEY SHOULD HAVE LET HIM GO

ABOUT HIS BUSINESS.

SO THIS IS -- I THINK IT SPEAKS

MUCH MORE TO THE REASONS WHY WE

NEED TO REIMAGINE WHAT THE ROLE

OF POLICE IN AMERICA IS.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY 911 CALLS

THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A

MILITARIZED RESPONSE, AND THIS

WAS CERTAINLY ONE OF THEM.

>> HOW IS IT THAT THE AUTOPSY

WAS CITED AS BEING UNCONFIRMED

CAUSE OF DEATH, AS YOU SUGGESTED

MULTIPLE HEART ATTACKS, KETAMINE

IN HIS SYSTEM.

HOW DID THAT ADD UP?

>> I DONT BELIEVE IT DOES ADD

UP.

IN COLORADO, THE CORONER IS

ACTUALLY AN ELECTED POSITION, SO

WHILE THE AUTOPSY IS PERFORMED

BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR, ITS

OVERSEEN BY AN ELECTED POLITICAL

OPERATERTERATIVE AND IN THIS CAS

AUTOPSY WAS ATTENDED BY TWO

MEMBERS OF THE AURORA POLICE

DEPARTMENT, THE VERY DEPARTMENT

THAT KILLED ELIJAH, AS WELL AS

TWO MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT

ATTORNEYS OFFICE.

AND SO IT WAS A VERY POLITICIZED

PROCESS.

THE FACT THAT THE AUTOPSY CAME

OUT AS INCONCLUSIVE IS REALLY

MIND BOGGLING.

I MEAN, WERE HE ALLOWED TO HAVE

WALKED HOME, HE WOULD BE ALIVE

TODAY.

HE WAS A PERFECTLY HEALTHY

23-YEAR-OLD YOUNG MAN.

>> DO YOU THING THE CORONER IS

GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO THIS

TOO?

>> I CERTAINLY DO THINK SO.

AND THE FACT THAT THE AUTOPSY

CAME OUT AS INCONCLUSIVE BENDING

OVER BACKWARDS, REALLY, TO GIVE

ALL KINDS OF ALTERNATE REASONS

WHY HE MIGHT HAVE DIED THAT

DONT MAKE A BIT OF SENSE.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT REALLY JUST

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