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Charlotte police withheld bodycam video. It showed that officers didn't give first aid to shooting victim

Franklin, who was shot by the police officer, later died in a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital. His killing and the release of a shorter version of the officer's bodycam video have renewed calls for transparency and accountability in the city. Hours before the full 11-minute bodycam video was released Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said he couldn't speak about how people were going to react to the video. "I know I don't Like it looks and I think I'm pretty reasonable people, "Putney told reporters. "19659002] The full bodycam recording shows a more complete picture of the shooting's aftermath. Police initially released a 2½-minute clip showing officer Wende Kerl driving to a parking lot where Franklin was, how officers interacted with him, the shooting and a few seconds after it. In the additional nine minutes of footage, Kerl and another officer are trying to use their radios to call for medics and backup, but the police frequency was busy for some time. "I can't get on the radio," said a minute after she shot Franklin. people could be heard crying and others walked to the restaurant's entrance. Kerl stood quietly next to a red Honda Accord and a few feet from where Franklin collapsed. The video does not show any officers giving aid to Franklin. "He pulled the gun," Kerl told the other officer as they wait for medics. "Yes, he did. I know, he. .. are you OK, wende? " "I'm alright," she replied. About four minutes after…

Franklin, who was shot by the police officer, later died in a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital. His killing and the release of a shorter version of the officer’s bodycam video have renewed calls for transparency and accountability in the city.

Hours before the full 11-minute bodycam video was released Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said he couldn’t speak about how people were going to react to the video.

“I know I don’t Like it looks and I think I’m pretty reasonable people, “Putney told reporters. “19659002]

The full bodycam recording shows a more complete picture of the shooting’s aftermath.

Police initially released a 2½-minute clip showing officer Wende Kerl driving to a parking lot where Franklin was, how officers interacted with him, the shooting and a few seconds after it.

In the additional nine minutes of footage, Kerl and another officer are trying to use their radios to call for medics and backup, but the police frequency was busy for some time.

 Charlotte police officer who shot Danquirs Franklin said she didn't have a choice & # 39;

“I can’t get on the radio,” said a minute after she shot Franklin.

people could be heard crying and others walked to the restaurant’s entrance. Kerl stood quietly next to a red Honda Accord and a few feet from where Franklin collapsed.

The video does not show any officers giving aid to Franklin.

“He pulled the gun,” Kerl told the other officer as they wait for medics.

“Yes, he did. I know, he. .. are you OK, wende? “

“I’m alright,” she replied.

About four minutes after Kerl opened fire, medics arrived and began treating Franklin.

“The fact that he lay there and no one rendered him any kind of aid is inhumane and horrible,” said local activist Kass Ottley.

Another activist, Andrew Fede, criticized the officers’ actions, saying they did not try to resuscitate Franklin and let him “lay there dying.”

Police officers only have basic medical skills, chief says

Putney said police are responsible for rendering aid when there is an officer-involved shooting or “officer-initiated injury,” but most officers only have basic medical training.

“Our job is to get better. What can be more dangerous is watching the video – and we see a lot of them – and appears that, but for training we could have rendered more aid,” Putney said. I can tell you the specific video of Mr. Franklin is a good example. “

He said all officers have CPR training, and they know how to use defibrillators and apply tourniquets.

Putney announced Wednesday that the department would be updating its medical emergencies policy with a closer collaboration with the department and offering more advanced training for officers.

Officer supported release of video

Jeremy Smith an attorney representing Kerl, said that his client had been in favor of the full disclosure of the bodycam footage. Earlier this week, also called for its immediate release in court.

“The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department was the only party attorney for anything less than full disclosure,” Smith said in a statement.

He said Kerl opened because she wanted to protect the person who had been sitting inside the car when Franklin pulled out in the direction of the civilian.

“The whole story cannot be counted in either a two minute and 20 second video or the full 11 minute video,” Smith said.

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