There is no audio in the video, but what we know is that a Kentucky police officers shot several times through the windshield of Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Hebron, Kentucky. Ramsey was killed by Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman, who says that he was trying to stop her from leaving a party early Saturday morning.
Dashcam video shows the officer trying to stop the car, but it does not show what he later admitted to: jumping on the hood and firing into the windshield, killing Ramsey.
Now, a 48 minute video has been released to the Cincinnati-based WLWT. It shows Brockman approaching the car and Ramsey not stopping, but it is far from clear that he needed to jump on the hood and dump round after round through the windshield. While the shooting occurred off camera the hysterical reactions of friends nearby are clearly shown by the dashcam.
What we know for sure is that officer Brockman was trying to stop Ramsey from leaving the party, but he failed to stop her from reaching her car. She fled, and he positioned himself in danger, she was not herself trying to drive towards him. This makes things fairly complicated for him from a legal perspective, but that hasn’t stopped die-hard “right or wrong” supporters of the police from attempting to justify the shooting.
Both friends in the footage can be seen throwing their arms in the air multiple times. The person on the right side of the screen, as well, can be seen rocking back and forth, unable to calm down due to the killing of his friend.
Brockman has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated, but so far, the investigation has shown he had only the most minor and superficial of leg injuries according to sources in contact with WLW.
Ramsey’s friend Gunnar Buemi told the station during a candlelight vigil. “That’s murder!”
Buemi shouted and frantically waved his arms as people cheered him on. All seemed to agree that “Justice needs to be done about this injustice. We’re all sitting here lighting candles, being quiet when the government is out here shooting.
“Any other human would have been put in jail for that. He needs to answer for what he did to that family.”
Another friend, Chelsea Pendleton told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “The cop was in the wrong… I was there. I was in the back seat. That was unnecessary force. He had no right to do that.”
“That was dead body weight on the gas pedal after she was shot,” she continued.
“I just want to know what happened. I want answers,” Brandi Stewart said to Cincinnati-based WXIX. “He was the last person that looked in my daughter’s eyes that saw her face and I want answers.”
Watch the video below…
If you think Ramsey’s friends and family deserve answers then help get the word out and keep pressure on the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Contact the department below:
Boone County Sheriff
3000 Conrad Lane
Burlington Ky 41005
Phone: (859) 334-2175
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(Article by M.B. David)