Aug 25, 2019

Elijah McClain Killing 911 Call & Police Body Cam Footage Transcript

Elijah McClain Police Body Cam Footage Transcript
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Elijah McClain, a 23-year old black man, was killed by police officers in Aurora, Colorado on August 24, 2019. Read the transcript of the 911 call reporting McClain and the police body camera footage of the incident.

 

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911 Call Transcript

911 Operator: (00:00)
911, what is the address of the emergency?

Juan: (00:09)
We need you at, I think it’s, Blackhawk or something like that. Let me check real quick.

911 Operator: (00:28)
Okay.

Juan: (00:28)
It’s Billings Street and Blackhawk.

911 Operator: (00:29)
Okay. Is that Blackhawk Way, Blackhawk..?

Juan: (00:32)
Street.

911 Operator: (00:33)
Okay. Give me one second. Just repeat that intersection for verification.

Juan: (00:39)
It’s Billings Street and Blackhawk.

911 Operator: (00:41)
Okay. Are you sure you’re not on..? Give me one second. Is it possibly, Evergreen?

Juan: (00:53)
No, this is Aurora.

911 Operator: (00:53)
Okay. Well, I understand that. I just don’t show you anywhere near a Blackhawk. Can you-

Juan: (00:59)
It’s Blackhawk Street.

911 Operator: (01:01)
Okay, just stay on the line. Give me one moment. I don’t show you-

Juan: (01:10)
[crosstalk 00:01:10].

911 Operator: (01:10)
What I’m saying is, I don’t show you anywhere near Billings and Blackhawk.

Juan: (01:15)
What about Billings Street and Evergreen Avenue?

911 Operator: (01:18)
Okay, that’s where I show you near. Okay. What’s the phone number you’re calling from? And your name?

Juan: (01:27)
Juan.

911 Operator: (01:29)
Your last name, Juan? Okay. Tell me exactly what happened?

Juan: (01:35)
So there’s a guy, he’s walking. Let’s see. What’s the opposite of north? It’s-

911 Operator: (01:44)
South?

Juan: (01:46)
South, yeah. He’s walking south on Billings Street. He has a mask on.

911 Operator: (01:49)
Okay.

Juan: (01:53)
And then when I passed by him, he puts his hands up and does all these kinds of signs. I don’t know. He looks sketchy.

911 Operator: (01:58)
Okay.

Juan: (01:59)
He might be a good person or a bad person.

911 Operator: (02:08)
Yeah.

Juan: (02:08)
But he has a full-on mask on.

911 Operator: (02:08)
Okay. His arms.

Juan: (02:08)
Yeah.

911 Operator: (02:09)
Okay. I’m going to put a call in so officers can go see what’s going on. Okay? Are you still at that location now?

Juan: (02:15)
Yeah.

911 Operator: (02:15)
Okay, all right. When did this happen? When did you see him?

Juan: (02:20)
Right now, he’s-

911 Operator: (02:20)
Okay.

Juan: (02:20)
I just turned around, and he’s putting his hands up.

911 Operator: (02:25)
Okay. Don’t approach him, okay. If you need to, just drive away. I don’t want you to go near him. Were any weapons involved or mentioned?

Juan: (02:34)
No.

911 Operator: (02:34)
Okay. I already have a call-in, okay. I need to get his full description. What race is he?

Juan: (02:41)
I think he’s a black male.

911 Operator: (02:43)
Okay. How old does he look? I know he’s wearing a mask.

Juan: (02:48)
I have no clue.

911 Operator: (02:49)
Okay. What color is the mask, or what does it look like?

Juan: (02:51)
Black.

911 Operator: (02:53)
Black mask?

Juan: (02:55)
He’s by the gas station on Billings Street and Colfax now.

911 Operator: (03:00)
Okay. Is it like a ski mask, or what type of mask is it?

Juan: (03:03)
Yeah, probably a ski mask.

911 Operator: (03:06)
Okay, and then what else is he wearing?

Juan: (03:07)
I don’t know. Pretty dark colors, like a brown long-sleeved shirt or-

911 Operator: (03:16)
Okay.

Juan: (03:16)
Something, and then black sweats.

911 Operator: (03:25)
Okay, sweatpants. Okay. Give me one moment, I’m just adding notes. Are you or anyone else in danger right now?

Juan: (03:30)
No.

911 Operator: (03:31)
Okay. We have this call-in, sir. Don’t approach that person and do not disturb anything at the scene. We are going to have officers dispatched to check the area and try to locate him. Okay?

Juan: (03:40)
Okay. He’s walking towards the gas station on Billings Street and Colfax.

911 Operator: (03:47)
Yep. I let them know that. Okay? So don’t follow him or anything. We’re going to have officers come check the area. Okay?

Juan: (03:54)
Okay.

911 Operator: (03:56)
Just call us back immediately if anything changes or if you have any further information.

Juan: (04:01)
[inaudible 00:04:01] Sounds good.

911 Operator: (04:02)
All right, and do you need officers to contact you, sir?

Juan: (04:07)
No, it’s fine.

911 Operator: (04:08)
Okay, thank you. Call us back immediately if anything changes.

Juan: (04:12)
Okay, bye.

911 Operator: (04:13)
Thank you.

Elijah McClain Arrest & Police Body Camera Footage

Cop 1: (04:14)
[inaudible 00:04:14] Stop right there. Hey, stop right there. Stop. Stop.

Elijah McClain: (04:21)
I have a right [crosstalk 00:04:22]

Cop 1: (04:21)
Stop. Stop. I have a right to stop you, because you’re being suspicious.

Elijah McClain: (04:23)
Well, okay.

Cop 1: (04:23)
Turn around.

Elijah McClain: (04:24)
No, actually [crosstalk 00:04:25].

Cop 1: (04:25)
Turn around. Turn around. Stop, stop tensing up, dude.

Elijah McClain: (04:28)
Let go of me.

Cop 1: (04:29)
Stop tensing up, bro. Stop tensing up.

Elijah McClain: (04:30)
Let go of me.

Cop 1: (04:31)
Stop tensing up.

Elijah McClain: (04:32)
Let me go.

Cop 1: (04:33)
Stop tensing up.

Elijah McClain: (04:33)
No, let go of me.

Cop 2: (04:35)
Stop tensing up, we’ll go away.

Elijah McClain: (04:36)
No I am an introvert!

Cop 1: (04:37)
Stop tensing up.

Elijah McClain: (04:37)
Please respect the boundaries that I am speaking.

Cop 2: (04:39)
We’re trying to.

Cop 1: (04:40)
Stop tensing up.

Elijah McClain: (04:41)
Stop. Stop!

Cop 1: (04:41)
Relax.

Elijah McClain: (04:42)
I’m going home!

Cop 1: (04:43)
Relax, or I’m going to have to change this situation.

Elijah McClain: (04:46)
Leave me alone!

Cop 1: (04:47)
Stop.

Elijah McClain: (04:47)
Leave me alone.

Cop 1: (05:51)
Stop.

Cop 2: (05:51)
Sir, can you please cooperate.

Elijah McClain: (05:52)
No, can you leave me alone?

Cop 2: (05:54)
No, we’re going to talk.

Elijah McClain: (05:55)
First off…

Cop 2: (05:55)
We’re going to talk to you.

Elijah McClain: (05:56)
You guys started to arrest me and I was stopping my music to listen. Now let go of me.

Cop 2: (06:01)
[inaudible 00:04:57] Let’s get over to grass there. Lay you down [inaudible 00:05:03].

Elijah McClain: (06:10)
I intend to take my power back because I intend to be [inaudible 00:05:10] I get to be [inaudible 00:05:13].

Cop 2: (06:14)
[crosstalk 00:06:14] with him, okay?

Elijah McClain: (06:14)
I intend to be [crosstalk 00:06:17].

Cop 2: (06:18)
[crosstalk 00:06:18] dude. Stop, dude! [inaudible 00:06:28] We’re fighting him. Stop, dude! You got him? Stop, dude! All right, we got his arms. Got his arms.

Elijah McClain: (06:18)
[inaudible 00:06:39].

Cop 2: (06:18)
Yep, we got his arms.

Cop 3: (06:47)
Okay, get up. Get up. Let go of your arms, dude.

Cop 2: (06:49)
Let go of the [inaudible 00:06:49]

Cop 3: (06:53)
I got him. I got him. I got him in the car, [crosstalk 00:06:52]. Pull your arm out, nice and slow. Slow it down.

Cop 2: (06:55)
Get his arm.

Cop 3: (06:58)
When did the fire start?

Cop 2: (06:59)
Pull your arm out, dude.

Cop 3: (06:59)
Take it, I can’t get it.

Cop 2: (07:01)
Now pull your arm.

Cop 3: (07:03)
There we go.

Cop 2: (07:06)
People come in there just to start fires.

Cop 3: (07:13)
Okay, I got his other arm.

Cop 2: (07:14)
Okay. You have the other arm?

Cop 3: (07:18)
Got that arm. Okay.

Cop 2: (07:18)
He’s still bleeding.

Cop 3: (07:19)
Weapon.

Cop 2: (07:22)
Dude, just stop fighting.

Elijah McClain: (07:25)
[inaudible 00:07:26].

Cop 2: (07:28)
Taser, taser, taser! Then say it.

Cop 1: (07:31)
You’re going to get tased this time, stop fighting.

Cop 2: (07:31)
Stop fighting, you’re going to get tased.

Cop 1: (07:33)
I got his arm.

Elijah McClain: (07:33)
[inaudible 00:07:33].

Cop 1: (07:38)
Okay, hold on.

Elijah McClain: (07:38)
[inaudible 00:07:39].

Cop 1: (07:39)
Got it out?

Cop 2: (07:41)
Yup, yup. Stop, dude!

Elijah McClain: (07:54)
[inaudible 00:07:54] please!

Cop 1: (07:54)
Relax!

Cop 2: (07:54)
Just relax.

Cop 1: (07:54)
Relax.

Elijah McClain: (07:54)
I can’t breathe!

Cop 1: (07:54)
Get him on back, he’s getting cuffs.

Cop 2: (08:01)
[inaudible 00:08:01] In a bar-hammer.

Cop 1: (08:04)
Stop!

Cop 2: (08:04)
Stop!

Elijah McClain: (08:04)
I can’t breathe, please stop!

Cop 2: (08:13)
Okay, side-

Cop 1: (08:15)
When I straddle him, figure for his legs.

Cop 2: (08:17)
[inaudible 00:08:17] I have his legs.

Elijah McClain: (08:22)
[inaudible 00:08:22] I’m here.

Cop 2: (08:27)
Two way two. We got him in two. [inaudible 00:08:29] in the ground.

Elijah McClain: (08:28)
My name is Elijah McClain!

Cop 2: (08:33)
We got to use carotid.

Elijah McClain: (08:34)
That’s all I was doing, I was just going home! [inaudible 00:08:38].

Cop 2: (08:44)
I heard some snoring.

Elijah McClain: (08:44)
I just needed money. [crosstalk 00:08:45] I’m just different!

Cop 2: (08:45)
Try to [crosstalk 00:08:50].

Elijah McClain: (08:47)
I’m just different! That’s all! That’s all I was doing!

Cop 2: (08:55)
It was actually Rosenblatt’s. He reached for your gun, dude.

Elijah McClain: (08:56)
I’m so sorry. I have no gun.

Cop 2: (08:57)
That’s what I told you, I was [inaudible 00:09:01]

Elijah McClain: (09:01)
I don’t do that stuff. I don’t do any fighting.

Cop 2: (09:06)
[crosstalk 00:09:06] not here.

Elijah McClain: (09:07)
Why would you taser me.

Cop 2: (09:07)
Slow down a little bit.

Elijah McClain: (09:12)
I don’t do drugs. I don’t even kill flies!

Cop 2: (09:12)
[crosstalk 00:00:09:14].

Elijah McClain: (09:12)
I don’t eat meat. But I’m not a vegetarian. I don’t judge people or anything.

Cop 2: (09:20)
No, I mean I tried to [crosstalk 00:09:21], she started walking away. [crosstalk 00:09:22].

Elijah McClain: (09:20)
I try to live in secret and [crosstalk 00:09:26].

Cop 2: (09:25)
When we showed him up… When we showed up he was wearing a ski mask.

Elijah McClain: (09:26)
[crosstalk 00:09:28].

Cop 2: (09:26)
And walking, so I mean that…

Elijah McClain: (09:26)
Forgive me!

Cop 2: (09:26)
Yeah.

Elijah McClain: (09:26)
All I was trying to do…

Cop 2: (09:33)
I tried-

Elijah McClain: (09:33)
… was become better.

Cop 2: (09:35)
We started it because he reached for the weapon.

Elijah McClain: (09:36)
He was like, no, no, no! Stop, stop!

Cop 2: (09:36)
We had him on the door.

Elijah McClain: (09:36)
But I will do it. I will do it.

Speaker 3: (09:36)
All right, what do you guys need?

Cop 2: (09:37)
I left my camera in there. My camera is [crosstalk 00:09:45].

Cop 1: (09:37)
Well, RP called said, “I saw him walking down exactly where he was”.

Elijah McClain: (09:37)
I don’t do it.

Cop 2: (09:37)
Would you guys remind me that part back were [crosstalk 00:09:53].

Elijah McClain: (09:39)
Even if I have to sacrifice my ID, I’ll do it!

Speaker 3: (09:40)
Sure.

Cop 2: (09:40)
Like this, look at this.

Elijah McClain: (09:40)
You all are phenomenal

Cop 2: (09:46)
Well that’s great.

Elijah McClain: (09:46)
You are beautiful and I love you.

Cop 2: (10:05)
That’s fine.

Elijah McClain: (10:05)
You can try and forgive me.

Cop 2: (10:07)
He was hitting at us.

Elijah McClain: (10:13)
Officer, I’m a Pisces sun and a moon gemini. Stop, stop! I’m so sorry! That really hurts!

Paramedic: (10:17)
Lie still for me.

Elijah McClain: (10:17)
Yo, just please stop!

Cop 2: (10:30)
He went like this, dude.

Elijah McClain: (10:31)
That’s the gemini. Dreamwork makes the team work. It hurts so much!

Cop 2: (10:32)
I still have my body cameras.

Cop 3: (10:50)
Can you check on, there’s another body camera. It’s from the split like this one.

Cop 2: (10:52)
[inaudible 00:10:54].

Cop 3: (10:56)
It’s right here.

Cop 2: (10:57)
Up here?

Cop 3: (10:58)
They lost a cuff too.

Cop 2: (10:58)
Right here.

Paramedic: (10:58)
Pair of glasses?

Cop 2: (10:58)
That’s his I think.

Paramedic: (10:58)
All right.

Cop 2: (11:02)
They lost a cuff somewhere.

Paramedic: (11:02)
Okay.

Cop 2: (11:02)
There’s glasses that are fallen right over here.

Paramedic: (11:08)
Waiting for one more body camera, see if it’s somewhere.

Cop 2: (11:08)
Right here.

Paramedic: (11:08)
[inaudible 00:11:08] he started it.

Cop 2: (11:08)
This isn’t the [inaudible 00:11:08] guys. [inaudible 00:11:14].

Paramedic: (11:08)
I don’t know, something- Stop!

Elijah McClain: (11:17)
Yeah, I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to do that. I just can’t breathe directly because…

Cop 1: (11:23)
Move your camera, dude.

Cop 2: (11:30)
Okay, so we have the gun?

Cop 1: (11:37)
No, he went for his gun.

Cop 2: (11:39)
My gun, okay.

Cop 1: (11:39)
Does anybody have sani-wipes?

Cop 2: (11:55)
Tell them you’re coming off of [crosstalk 00:11:54].

Speaker 3: (11:57)
Yeah I carry some, I’ll grab them from my car.

Cop 2: (11:57)
All right, thanks.

Cop 1: (12:01)
If you can bend his knees a little bit so he can balance himself.

Cop 2: (12:06)
Is that his cell phone over there?

Speaker 4: (12:06)
He’s kicking around a little, so I think he’s going to-

Cop 2: (12:08)
With a red case? You all missing your cell phone-?

Speaker 4: (12:11)
I’m not missing mine. Are you missing yours? Yours is in the car, right; your cell phone?

Cop 2: (12:15)
What’s that?

Speaker 4: (12:15)
Your cell phone is in the car?

Cop 2: (12:17)
I think so. Is it an iPhone?

Speaker 4: (12:18)
What kind of drugs have you taken?

Cop 2: (12:19)
Looking for a red case?

Speaker 4: (12:20)
No.

Cop 2: (12:20)
What kind of drugs did you take tonight?

Elijah McClain: (12:22)
Weed.

Cop 2: (12:22)
What kind of drugs did you take tonight?

Speaker 4: (12:22)
[inaudible 00:12:22] you all good?

Cop 2: (12:22)
Yeah, I’m good, bro.

Speaker 4: (12:22)
We need to know, okay?

Cop 2: (12:22)
Good, Bella.

Speaker 4: (12:22)
You’re not yourself tonight and we’re worried about that.

Cop 2: (12:23)
Can you find Sandy wipes for me somewhere, please?

Speaker 4: (12:31)
We need to know what you were taking because [crosstalk 00:12:33].

Cop 2: (12:32)
Anybody?

Speaker 4: (12:32)
… treat you, okay?

Cop 2: (12:34)
Yeah, anything please.

Speaker 4: (12:38)
Are you listening to me, man? I’m asking you what kind of drugs you were taking tonight?

Cop 2: (12:39)
Here you go.

Speaker 4: (12:39)
You got some Dragon Balm?

Cop 2: (12:51)
Who’s is this?

Speaker 4: (12:51)
Mine.

Cop 3: (12:57)
Pull it over here.

Cop 1: (12:58)
It was recording. I just shut it off because it’s split in half. So something fell out right here on the grass, but I don’t know what it was.

Speaker 4: (13:05)
It probably looks like a…

Cop 1: (13:13)
Got to throw up, dude?

Elijah McClain: (13:15)
Yeah.

Cop 1: (13:16)
Throw up right there, okay. Don’t throw up on me though.

Cop 2: (13:18)
We have fire coming, right?

Cop 1: (13:19)
Yeah. I called them early when he first went out.

Cop 2: (13:23)
And I don’t think he went out, dude.

Cop 1: (13:25)
He was like halfway, I think but…

Cop 3: (13:26)
He didn’t relax.

Cop 1: (13:26)
I think he’s trying to puke.

Cop 2: (13:27)
Okay. Get it out, dude.

Cop 1: (13:29)
Thanks, bro.

Cop 2: (13:29)
Get it out. You need to swap out so you can take care of that?

Cop 1: (13:37)
No, I’m good.

Cop 2: (13:37)
He just seemed like anything?

Cop 1: (13:43)
No, we got called to assess a suspect. He was out here walking around with a ski mask on.

Cop 2: (13:47)
So you all need the cell phone picked up?

Cop 1: (13:49)
Probably, yeah.

Cop 2: (13:50)
Probably, just bring it over by him, dude. And then we contacted him on Green, he was wearing a ski mask.

Cop 1: (13:56)
[crosstalk 00:13:56] RP and we got that covered [crosstalk 00:13:57].

Cop 2: (13:56)
He started to kind of walk away from us, so these two wrap him up. And then in the midst of them wrapping him up, pushing against the wall right here, he reached for Rosie’s gun, dude. So…

Elijah McClain: (14:05)
Fuck, I can’t get up. Fuck.

Cop 2: (14:12)
Don’t move, dude, just stay on your side. Rosie roll him this way, dude.

Elijah McClain: (14:15)
Yeah.

Cop 2: (14:15)
Are you able to?

Cop 1: (14:16)
Fuck. Legs locking up.

Cop 2: (14:18)
There you go, just like that. Keep-

Cop 1: (14:19)
You’re good.

Cop 2: (14:20)
Don’t get up, dude. It’s not going to be good for you. I’m telling you right now.

Cop 3: (14:22)
Dude, if you keep messing around I’m a bring my dog out, he’s going to dog bit you. You understand me? Keep messing around.

Cop 2: (14:29)
I think we’re okay, [inaudible 00:14:30]. I appreciate it, thanks.

Cop 1: (14:31)
Watch your step dude, you’re right in his puke.

Speaker 4: (14:33)
Just walk around [inaudible 00:14:34].

Cop 1: (14:33)
He has a mask on, I know that.

Speaker 4: (14:33)
Yeah and then he was throwing his hands up.

Cop 1: (14:33)
I did not.

Speaker 4: (14:39)
[inaudible 00:14:39] He passed out.

Cop 1: (14:41)
Okay.

Speaker 4: (14:42)
[inaudible 00:14:42] he was vomiting.

Cop 1: (14:44)
No, I understand.

Speaker 4: (14:44)
Okay.

Cop 1: (14:45)
Don’t do it, dude.

Speaker 4: (14:46)
Relax, bro! Come on.

Cop 1: (14:48)
Chill out.

Speaker 4: (14:48)
You already lost this one, just relax.

Cop 1: (14:51)
He just not acting appropriately at all.

Speaker 4: (14:52)
It doesn’t sound like he [crosstalk 00:14:53].

Cop 1: (14:54)
No, no. When we tried to stop him, he… Dude.

Speaker 4: (14:57)
Come on.

Cop 1: (14:57)
Was this anything that you could do [inaudible 00:15:04].

Speaker 4: (15:05)
He speaks to English.

Cop 1: (15:09)
Does he? All right.

Speaker 4: (15:09)
But he’s definitely on something.

Cop 1: (15:15)
Okay. [inaudible 00:15:12].

Speaker 4: (15:15)
Okay, okay!

Cop 1: (15:17)
Stop, dude.

Speaker 4: (15:18)
Chill out!

Cop 1: (15:19)
Well we’ll just leave him-

Speaker 4: (15:20)
You’ve already been told several times to stop.

Cop 1: (15:23)
I can’t fix myself.

Speaker 4: (15:24)
Just leave him there until the ambulance gets here then we’ll just go down to the [inaudible 00:15:33]. I know you’re busy but I need to let you know that-

Cop 1: (15:40)
Stop!

Speaker 4: (15:41)
We had a suspicious call over here on [crosstalk 00:15:43].

Cop 1: (15:43)
Chill out!

Speaker 4: (15:44)
He’d got a mask on his face, he’s acting kind of weird. Nothing really criminal. My officers go to pick contact with him. He starts acting crazy and they told me he attacked them. Rosenblatt he even ended up trying to put a carotid on the guy and actually-

Elijah McClain: (16:00)
Please!

Cop 1: (16:00)
Well stop fighting us!

Cop 2: (16:01)
Stop fighting us!

Speaker 4: (16:02)
… was able to put the carotid on him, put him out. They were able to put the handcuffs. We’re still struggling with him. I have fire on scene.

Elijah McClain: (16:06)
Please help me.

Speaker 4: (16:07)
And that’s where we’re at. I just wanted to let you know we did that carotid [inaudible 00:16:13].

Cop 3: (16:15)
And the other one, I don’t..? You got him?

Speaker 4: (16:18)
Yeah.

Cop 3: (16:19)
I didn’t know that. Okay, [inaudible 00:16:20]. Just one other thing, we did have an officer get…

Cop 2: (16:23)
Yeah, that’s all his, dude. That’s what he was wearing.

Speaker 4: (16:26)
It was used, okay. Yeah, it was very minor.

Cop 2: (16:30)
So when the ambulance gets here, we’re going to go ahead and give him some ketamine.

Speaker 4: (16:32)
All the cops are okay.

Cop 2: (16:33)
Yep, sounds good.

Speaker 4: (16:33)
Perfect, dude, perfect.

Cop 2: (16:34)
Thanks.

Speaker 4: (16:35)
I’ll give that a couple of minutes and then we’ll put him on-

Cop 2: (16:37)
Whatever he’s on, he has incredible strength.

Cop: (16:40)
Yeah, crazy strength.

Cop 2: (16:41)
I’ll probably administer ketamine.

Cop: (16:43)
I had him in a bar-hammer behind his back…

Cop 2: (16:45)
Yeah.

Cop: (16:45)
And his arm was above his head and he was still fighting.

Cop 2: (16:48)
Still fighting.

Cop: (16:49)
Is there anybody that can relieve me for a second?

Cop 2: (16:51)
Yeah.

Cop 2: (16:51)
Spitz?

Cop 2: (16:53)
Nope.

Cop 2: (16:53)
We need somebody just to… [inaudible 00:16:55] for a sec so I can get up? I’m cramping up, fucking…

Cop 3: (16:57)
You okay?

Cop 2: (17:05)
Yeah, I’m good.

Cop 3: (17:06)
Buck?

Cop 2: (17:06)
I’m good.

Cop 3: (17:07)
You good?

Cop 2: (17:07)
Yeah.

Cop 3: (17:08)
So how come we got here?

Cop 2: (17:12)
So he’s walking away from us and he did this thing and we’re like, “Hey dude, this is not a big deal. Just relax.” And we sat there for a good 30 seconds just trying to calm down. Like, “Dude. Hey, not a big deal. We need to talk to you.” And then he kept doing this, and he kept saying things that didn’t make any sense. And then I’m like, “Hey, bring him over the grass.” So if we have take him down, we can take down the grass, because we’re right here by the rocks.

Cop 3: (17:37)
Okay.

Cop 2: (17:37)
And then he starts going even crazier. So we get him cornered against the wall.

Cop 3: (17:39)
What’s he doing when he’s acting crazy?

Cop 2: (17:41)
He’s saying stuff and he’s holding his arms in, and he’s like… I don’t remember exactly what he was saying right now. But just acting really strange.

Cop 3: (17:49)
Randy, need any relief buddy? Randy, need any relief?

Randy Roedema: (17:53)
No, I’m good. I’m just going to pat him down, make sure he doesn’t-

Cop 2: (17:56)
And then over there Rosie tells me he tried to grab my gun, so we pull him down…

Cop 4: (18:01)
While he’s..?

Cop 2: (18:02)
Yeah, so he pulls his arm free and comes out. And I don’t remember feeling it because I was focused on him, but he said, “He’s trying to grab your gun!” So I’m like, okay. So he comes down and yeah, going from there. And I don’t know when this happened.

Cop 4: (18:16)
So he didn’t..?

Speaker 3: (18:16)
No.

Cop 4: (18:16)
No?

Speaker 3: (18:19)
He just thought it was weird because he was wearing the mask and making gestures.

Cop 2: (18:20)
Well he is. He’s acting crazy.

Cop 4: (18:20)
Okay.

Speaker 3: (18:20)
So that’s all of it.

Cop 4: (18:20)
Yeah, make sure you document that part.

Speaker 3: (18:20)
Yeah.

Cop 2: (18:27)
Yeah [inaudible 00:18:27] Can you draw 5ml of Ketamine?

Paramedic: (18:34)
Yeah.

Cop 2: (18:34)
Let’s do it.

Cop 2: (18:37)
So I initially tried and then, I was in a bad position, I didn’t want to hurt his neck. So I had to release because I was behind. I wasn’t like…

Cop 4: (18:45)
So you went to put it on?

Cop 2: (18:46)
So it was almost like a school boy trying to get up on it backwards…

Cop 4: (18:49)
Okay.

Cop 2: (18:50)
… because that I was the only position I had.

Cop 3: (18:50)
Up!

Cop 2: (18:50)
Right in his puke.

Speaker 4: (18:54)
Just relax, dude.

Cop 2: (18:56)
Turn this way. There we go.

Speaker 3: (18:58)
Are you trying to get..?

Cop 2: (19:01)
Put his arm down here and I can throw my knee right on his tricep, then he can’t move. Make sure he can breathe. Keep on his side.

Speaker 3: (19:12)
He can breathe.

Cop 2: (19:12)
Okay, all right.

Speaker 3: (19:13)
I just have his arm pinned behind his back.

Cop 2: (19:14)
I understand.

Speaker 4: (19:14)
He was flipping around so…

Cop 1: (19:17)
Don’t move your feet. Nope, don’t do that.

Cop 3: (19:21)
So if you take his foot-

Cop 2: (19:21)
Take a breath.

Speaker 3: (19:22)
And move it outwards…

Cop 2: (19:24)
Pressure on his back.

Speaker 3: (19:24)
He’s on Evergreen. Okay, at least one 608.

Cop 2: (19:24)
Okay.

Elijah McClain: (19:24)
Okay, I’m okay!

Cop 1: (19:31)
Stop messing around man!

Cop 2: (19:31)
Chill out!

Cop 3: (19:32)
Well, we’ll just leave him-

Cop 1: (19:33)
You’ve already been told several times to stop!

Elijah McClain: (19:36)
I can’t fix myself!

Cop 1: (19:40)
Just leave him there until the ambulance gets here and then we’ll just pin him down to the gurney.

Cop 2: (19:52)
I know you’re busy, but I need to let you know that-

Cop 1: (19:52)
Stop!

Cop 2: (19:52)
We had a suspicious call over here on Evergreen-

Cop 1: (19:57)
Chill out!

Cop 2: (19:57)
Guy’s got a mask on his face, acting kind of weird. Nothing really criminal. My officers go to pick contact with him. He starts acting crazy. They [inaudible 00:20:06] He attacked them. Rosenblatt, he’s end up trying to put a carotid on the guy and actually-

Elijah McClain: (20:13)
Stop, please!

Cop 1: (20:13)
Well stop fighting us!

Cop 2: (20:14)
Stop fighting us.

Elijah McClain: (20:14)
I’m trying!

Cop 2: (20:15)
Able to put him out. They were able to get him in the handcuffs. We’re still struggling with him. I have Fire on scene.

Elijah McClain: (20:19)
Please help me!

Cop 2: (20:20)
And that’s where we’re at. I just wanted to let you know we did actually apply the carotid tonight.

Cop 3: (20:26)
Bless you.

Cop 2: (20:27)
Thank you.

Cop 1: (20:30)
And the other one, I don’t… You got him?

Cop 2: (20:31)
You didn’t know that?

Cop 1: (20:31)
I didn’t know that. Okay, I know you’re busy. And just one other thing we did.

Cop 2: (20:35)
Is this his?

Cop 1: (20:35)
Yeah, that’s all his, dude. That’s what he was wearing.

Cop 2: (20:39)
[crosstalk 00:20:39] It was used. Okay. It was very minor.

Cop 1: (20:43)
So when the ambulance gets here, we’re going to go ahead and give him some ketamine [crosstalk 00:20:46].

Cop 2: (20:45)
All the cops are okay.

Cop 1: (20:46)
Perfect, dude.

Cop 2: (20:47)
I appreciate it, thanks

Cop 1: (20:48)
I don’t know what that would be?

Paramedic: (20:48)
I’ll give that a couple minutes and then we’ll put him on…

Cop 1: (20:49)
Whatever he’s on…

Paramedic: (20:50)
Okay. All right, bye.

Cop 1: (20:51)
… he has incredible strength.

Speaker 4: (20:53)
Yeah.

Cop 1: (20:53)
Yeah. Crazy strength.

Paramedic: (20:53)
That’s why we’ll use ketamine.

Cop 1: (20:56)
I had him in a bar-hammer behind his back.

Paramedic: (20:58)
[crosstalk 00:20:58] Why isn’t..?

Cop 1: (20:59)
And his arm was above his head and he was still fighting.

Speaker 4: (21:03)
Bro, is there anybody that can relieve me for a second?

Cop 1: (21:04)
Yeah.

Speaker 4: (21:04)
Smitz!

Cop 1: (21:04)
You need help?

Speaker 4: (21:06)
I need somebody just…

Cop 1: (21:08)
Can I just help for a sec So I can relieve my cramped leg.

Speaker 4: (21:15)
Want to kick his legs up or just…?

Cop 1: (21:18)
Yeah, well…

Speaker 4: (21:18)
Move them forward?

Cop 1: (21:18)
If he keeps on, we’ll do that.

Speaker 4: (21:20)
Said two minutes out.

Cop 1: (21:22)
Okay. [inaudible 00:21:23]

Cop 1: (21:23)
You all right? [inaudible 00:21:26].

Speaker 4: (21:23)
Relax [inaudible 00:21:30].

Cop 1: (21:23)
Try to keep him on his side, he wouldn’t. He keeps fighting us.

Speaker 4: (21:34)
He’s breathing.

Cop 1: (21:34)
Kept doing this and he kept saying something [inaudible 00:21:41] Fighting with the police.

Speaker 4: (21:42)
Yeah.

Cop 1: (21:45)
And then not much [crosstalk 00:21:45]

Speaker 4: (21:45)
Stop, dude. Don’t do it.

Cop 1: (21:46)
He’s been patted down already?

Speaker 4: (21:48)
We haven’t even got that far yet, man.

Cop 1: (21:50)
Then he started doing even crazier, swinging [inaudible 00:21:51].

Speaker 4: (21:50)
Worried about it at all. [inaudible 00:21:52].

Cop 1: (21:55)
Like saying stuff and holding his arms in and he’s like [crosstalk 00:21:59].

Speaker 4: (21:56)
I don’t know what that is.

Cop 1: (22:02)
My knee’s on his elbow, dude. He isn’t going anywhere.

Speaker 4: (22:05)
Frank, you need any relief?

Cop 1: (22:06)
No, I’m good. I’m just going to pat him down, make sure he doesn’t have anything. Because we haven’t got to that far yet.

Speaker 4: (22:11)
[crosstalk 00:22:11] That’s when he told me he tried to grab my gun. So pull him down-

Cop 1: (22:34)
While you..?

Speaker 4: (22:38)
Yeah, so he pulls his arm free and it comes out and I don’t remember feeling it because [inaudible 00:22:21].

Cop 1: (22:47)
And he thought it was weird that he was wearing a mask-

Speaker 4: (22:47)
Well he is.

Cop 1: (22:47)
[inaudible 00:22:47] That’s all. his legs right now. I’m going to come back this way.

Cop 1: (23:04)
Right? Right. Well, thank you here. Come this way with it on this way. There we go. What are you trying to get? Just put his arm down here and I can drop my knee, running this, try, sit up and he can’t move.

Speaker 4: (23:23)
Yep.

Cop 1: (23:24)
He can breathe. He can breathe. I just, I just have his arm pain behind his back. That’s it don’t move your feet. Nope. Nope. Do that. So if you take his foot and angle it outwards and put pressure on his ankle, he almost did a pushup with all three of us on his back.

Speaker 4: (23:51)
Yeah. So once he gets out, y’all going to hit him in the right shoulder.

Cop 1: (23:53)
You want shoulder or ass ashes right here, man.

Speaker 4: (24:01)
I won’t get that a company. We’ll see if that works. Yeah,

Cop 1: (24:18)
You’re good. Okay.

Speaker 4: (24:23)
Yeah.

Cop 1: (24:25)
No you’re good.

Speaker 4: (24:25)
You mind sticking your head in the ambulance? I got his arm dragging up with right there. You’ll have to put pressure until we moved. We got 500 academies. Yep. Okay. Drug are rubbing in his ear if he fights. All right, we’ll give that a minute or two. See if that works. And once it is we’ll go ahead. If you guys are okay with them a little cup and we’ll go up at the right arm, down with the left. We’ll give that a minute or two.

Cop 1: (25:35)
Hey, Woodyard, Rosie, here in a minute. Once this, this medicine kicks in, we’re going to uncuff him, put him on the bed and then we’re going to restrain himself point under the bed.

Speaker 4: (25:48)
Are you okay? You guys have your extra gloves on you. My backpack they’re extra large so everybody can fit them. But just to fill you with contact people walking down the street, all these guys, we’re going to give him maybe that a minute. It looks like it started kicking. Ready. We’ll is he in custody or I’m sure he will be there by hospital staff. How’s he going to get him on his side? Let’s get him on the gurney. First can grab this. I got it. You guys got them.