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Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man

Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.

The confrontation happened because Cruz confused Taylor with a possible criminal in the area.

Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around.  These uninvolved young men allegedly matched the description.

When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands.  Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking.

Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by Cruz.

The body cam footage was released in September of last year, however, it stopped just after the shots were fired. Apparently the department did not want you to see what happened after as the full video was not released until this week. It shows the disturbing moments before and after this innocent man was gunned down by police.

“He couldn’t hear them, so he just kept walking. Then … they had guns pointed at his face. That’s when he turned off the music,” Taylor’s brother Jerrail Taylor told the SLC Tribune. “I saw them point guns at my brother’s face, and I knew what was going to happen.”

One officer told Taylor to get on the ground, while another told him to put his hands on his head.

“He got confused, he went to pull up his pants to get on the ground, and they shot him,” Jerrail Taylor said.

A report by the Daily Kos provides a detailed breakdown of the 7-minute video:

Now that the full video has been released, it’s disturbingly clear that nothing about this police shooting was justified. Nothing at all.

At 0:17, Officer Bron Cruz gets out of his vehicle. You will notice people confused by his presence.

At 0:22, Officer Cruz walks past two men who were friends with Dillon Taylor.

At 0:24, Officer Cruz walks behind Taylor, who has on a white T-shirt and is listening to music.

At 0:33, we see the officer has his gun drawn and is yelling at Taylor, who’s holding his sagging pants up and does not appear to hear Cruz.

At 0:36, the officer shoots Taylor. It would be fatal.

Starting at 0:41, you will notice the headphone cord coming out of Taylor’s pocket.

At 0:48, you will see that the headphones were clearly going up to Taylor’s ears.

At 0:52, the officer asks Dillon to “give me your hands,” but Taylor is already near death. His friends begin screaming and crying in the background.

At 1:03, the officer handcuffs Taylor.

At 1:48, the officer turns Taylor over, the headphones are visible, and the officer states “it’s clear”—meaning that Taylor was actually unarmed.

At 2:54, the officer turns Taylor completely over, keeping him handcuffed, and begins talking to him and trying to get him to talk. Taylor appears nearly dead and is completely covered in blood.

At 4:56, the officer is rummaging through Taylor’s pockets instead of providing any first aid.

It seems that after the officer discovered Taylor was unarmed, he pretended to care and provided a nice show for his body cam. However, he never once attempted to simply apply pressure to the gaping hole in Taylor’s chest.

WARNING: The video below is graphic and disturbing.

In October, the DA ruled this murder “justified.”

 

  • LEE

    He did try to apply a ”BAND AID” . That is atrocious, still shouting and yelling at the kid with his air of authority as if he was still in the right !!!! Come on, is this cop still in the ‘force’, Being the Operative word , He should have taken him self out of service through sheer guilt, Because he obviously has No conscience !

  • Wesley Ahmed

    legalized gangsters in uniform who are immune from prosecution, if they take a life they are protected by a corrupt legal system, as no one will ever be brought to account, if you are a police officer you have a license to kill and anyone who has suffered death by police contact will no full well that they will never get justice from this unjust corporate world and it is now fact that you are more likely to be killed or murdered by a policy officer than you are by a terrorist in the uk, no more deaths in custody, no justice no peace JUSTUS

  • Dave Salloway

    Cold blooded murder

  • tonto

    defo murder, an the pig still cuffed him, he was dead before he hit the floor. said he reached for something, ye probs his phone,,,deeerrr, he could`nt find a weapon on him, cos he will av been innocent of what ever the pig was guna pin on him.

  • H .Mac

    Should put that cop on a wall and do exactly the same thing to him this is why guns should be banned British cops don’t carry guns for a reason ! we won’t allow them guns are designed to do one thing and that’s to KILL there are no second chances here your either maimed or killed and what for picking your trousers up this is a very sad day when they could have tazered him just as easy from that distance this is a straight on LEGALISED MURDER AND I BET THIS COP WILL GET AWAY WITH IT AND KEEP HIS JOB ANOTHER REASON FOR LEGAL CARRY OF A WEAPON IN THE GREAT US OF A …

  • Duncan Mcarthur

    wow blatant assasination and then no cpr or aid stay with me heres a sticky plaster for that bullet hole n stay with me i only shot u for no reason come on why not wait 2 see what he was reaching for his gun was aimed at the guy stick with me dead guy oops no weapon no reason no justice sick and cowardly act

  • Duncan Mcarthur

    watched over an hour of police officers i use the term very loosely shooting dead men all over america all i can say is keep running guys cause your only hope is you get away its definately a shoot to kill policy in the land of the free and home of the not very brave from unarmed to brake pads back turned and firing squads thousands of deaths not one brave armed bullet proffed cop charged thank the lord god i dont stay in usa definately a shoot to kill cowardly cop force yous poor people have and the most sinister part is you usually get shot more than once if stopped by the police force bring back brave police and policing give the people at least the chance to surrender before yous pump them full of holes

  • Kellbell

    You told him to put his hands up, wouldn’t he have to reach to do that idiot. Asking what was he reaching for. His retorric is just for the camera.

  • Rod

    Murdering cocksuckers!!