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Police Release Body Cam Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Walmart

The San Leandro Police Department has released bodycam footage of the deadly officer-involved shooting that occurred at Walmart last week.

The video includes the initial 911 call from a Walmart employee, as well as the body camera perspective from both officers involved in the shooting.

The incident occurred when officers responded to reports of a person brandishing a bat and a possible robbery at the Walmart at 1555 Hesperian Blvd around 3:12 p.m.

When the first officer arrived, he determined there was no robbery attempt, but the man had a bat in his hand so he tried to detain him.

Police say the man was not cooperative, so the first officer tried to taze him but was unsuccessful. After failing the second time, the officer shot the man in the chest.

The man died at the scene.

He has been identified as 33-year-old Steven Taylor.

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Police Release Body Cam Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Walmart | Lokol Buzz News April 23, 2020 at 3:34 pm

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Rhonda April 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Police Chief; Can we all know as African Americans what it will take for these police officers to stop killing us. Why is it that they can always apprehend a White person most times doing the same thing but not a Black Person? We are still trying to figure out how you all can get through a honest police interrogation with the “Killer” who is supposed to be our safety patrol and not ask them one simple question: Our legs and arms hold us up and or keep us from waving a weapon. Why in God’s name is this not an option to keep the person from using their weapon, especially a weapon that can only cause harm in your space where they can actually hit or harm an officer? Why isn’t that an option before murder? Why? All the officer has to say is that he was in fear for his life; yet he doesn’t need to use any other means except to kill a human being? What if it was your child; What if this guy; (which I do believe will come out) is mentally ill; I mean who holds a bat up against a gun unless something is wrong with them. How is it that officers are trained to kill but not trained to recognize someone who is mentally ill but we are supposed to trust their judgement? Where is the reasoning for African-Americans to obey the law if we don’t see that these officers have good judgement? This is a tragedy of justice; you and I both know it. But God has put this virus here to take us all out, because this is not new; America has blood on its hands; it always has and it doesn’t stop. I just saw a crime show yesterday where this White Woman was given 3 years for hiring her boyfriend to kill her husband; You know why she got three years; because she turned on the guy who killed her husband admitting she wanted him to kill him and they said; She doesn’t seem to have it all there; because she was inside the police dept alone saying how stupid you guys are. Yeah, 3 years.

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Annie Mills April 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm

If I’m in there with my kid and those officers wait til he swings a bat at my kid’s head, I’d be pissed and I might get an attorney to sue the police. How many times do you have to tell someone to drop the bat (a weapon)? The guy had already been tased multiple times. Quit acting like this is a white/black thing. In 2017 457 whites were shot to death by police and 223 blacks. In 2018 399 whites killed by police and 219 blacks. In 2019 320 whites shot to death by police and 235 blacks. Thus far in 2020 there have been 42 whites killed by police and 31 blacks. The truth is, when my son goes out with his friend’s at night he runs a greater risk of being killed by another black than he does a cop. Until we address the real problems in minority neighborhoods we can’t solve them. That would be fatherless families, failing schools, gangs and drugs. Stop putting the same politicians into office that fix nothing and just grow wealthy off our backs. The cops are not our biggest concern. For the most part they have a scary and thankless job. Time to start cleaning up our neighborhoods.

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Annie Mills April 25, 2020 at 11:39 pm

While you’re looking to clean up how blacks are treated in this country, stop voting for the party that sends billions to an organization that was founded by a white supremacist and eugenicist. Founded by a woman who referred to blacks as the “weeds of society”. Founded with the express purpose of reducing the black population. Why do you think the majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Look up Margaret Sanger and learn who she was and why she formed Planned Parenthood. Don’t look it up on the PP site. Look everything up and learn the truth. You are intentionally being exterminated and you are voting for the politicians who support it.

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