Leaked Video of Officer Pulling Gun on Teens During ‘Snowball Fight’ Leaves Out the I

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A video has surfaced from New York showing a New Rochelle Police officer confronting a group of teenagers.

    In the video, the teens are seemingly taking part in an innocent snowball fight, when the officer pulls out his gun and demands that the teens get on their knees and put their hands in the air. He then searches each of them.

    “‘They were having a snowball fight,’ a woman off camera said in the video. ‘This group of guys was having a snowball fight and now a cop has a gun on them.'”
    But, according to the New Rochelle Police Department, the video clip doesn’t show the entire story. Police were responding to 911 reports of a teenager threatening another person with a gun. At the scene, the officer commanded the suspected teenagers not to move, while he checked them for weapons:

    “’There was no snowball fight,’ New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Murphy said about the incident.”
    Nonetheless, MSNBC’s The Grio reported, “NY cop holds black teens at gunpoint over snowball fight.”

    What the video did not record, police say, is another suspected teenager with a gun fleeing the scene with an officer in pursuit. Ultimately, police were unable to apprehend the suspect:

    “’The group was compliant,’ Murphy said. ‘(At the same time) the other cop is in foot pursuit of the suspect that had the gun. The suspect runs into an apartment house and into an unknown apartment.’”
    The Daily News reports that another high-ranking source agreed with Commissioner Murphy that the video is an example of “clever mischief:”


    http://www.ijreview.com/2015/02/244...content=conservativedaily&utm_campaign=Police
     
  2. Sapper Woody

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    He ran into an unknown apartment, and police didn't go door to door searching. They got it right. Police aren't always bad, after all, it seems.
     

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