Demonstration of new Taser-CAM, taser gun camera
/ demonstration of new taser cam camera, a small surveillance camera mounted to the end of a taser gun / first example from 11-13-2006 - video showing clicking of the taser that has latched onto a man's shirt, cops are yelling at man to lay down as they taser him again and he screams / second example from 9-20-2006, man walking away from cops, cops tell him to get on the ground and when he ignores them, they zap him with a taser as he screams and falls to the ground. Demonstration of new Taser-CAM, taser gun camera on September 20, 2006 in Houston, Texas (Footage by Getty Images)
US Taser - Camera phone captures university student being shot with taser by police
NAME: US TASER 20061117I TAPE: EF06/1101 IN_TIME: 10:17:37:22 DURATION: 00:03:15:04 SOURCES: AM VIDEO DATELINE: Los Angeles - 15 Nov 2006 RESTRICTIONS: No Access USA SHOTLIST +++++ PLEASE NOTE - INTERMITTENT AUDIBLE USE OF STRONG LANGUAGE +++++ Amateur Video (Mobile Phone) - NO ACCESS USA - Non AP Television News material 1. Various of person being stunned by "taser" gun 2. Students asking police to stop 3. Various of person getting stunned by "taser" gun 4. Person being carried out STORYLINE A camera phone captured a University of California, Los Angeles student being shot with a stun gun by a police officer after he allegedly refused repeated requests to show his student identification and would not leave a campus library, university police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 2300 local time (0700 GMT) on Tuesday after police did a routine check of student identification at the Powell Library computer lab. "This is a long-standing library policy to ensure the safety of students during the late-night hours," said UCLA Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. She said police tried to escort Mostafa Tabatabainejad, 23, out of the library after he refused to provide ID and would not leave. Tabatabainejad, who was arrested for resisting and obstructing a police officer, was later released on his own recognisance. "As the officers attempted to escort him out, he went limp and continued to refuse to cooperate with officers or leave the building," Greenstein said. He encouraged others at the library to join his resistance, police said. When a crowd began to gather they used the stun gun on him. The arrest was captured on another student's camera phone and showed Tabatabainejad screaming while on the floor of the computer lab. The video also showed the student shouting, "Here's your Patriot Act, here's your... abuse of power," according to the campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin. Congress passed the Patriot Act laws after the attacks of September 11, 2001 with the goal of making fighting terrorism easier, but critics say the laws intrude on civil rights. There is no phone listing for Tabatabainejad and neither he nor his attorney could be located for comment.
TASED OVER A TAIL LIGHT 2006
THREE OFFICERS ARE FACING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FOR USING EXCESSIVE FORCE AND CONSPIRACY TO COVER UP A JULY INCIDENT. VICTIM L J MC CALLAN WAS PULLED OVER BY OFFICER MARSH BLACKMORE FOR HAVING A BROKEN BRAKE LIGHT. POLICE SAY THE OFFICER ASKED MCCALLAN TO GET OUT OF HIS CAR AND WHEN HE DIDN'T RIGHT AWAY, THEY TASED HIM. ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT THE OFFICER HIT THE VICTIM WITH THE TASER FOR 6 MINUTES.
CONTEMPORARY STOCK FOOTAGE
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US Abduction - Authorities arrest suspect in kidnapping case
NAME: US ABDUCTION 20060917Ix TAPE: EF06/0853 IN_TIME: 10:42:33:20 DURATION: 00:00:36:03 SOURCES: See Script DATELINE: Lugoff, 17 Sept 2006 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: Handout Photo: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office 1. Still photo of Vinson Filyaw, who was arrested on Sunday ABC (WOLO) Lugoff, South Carolina - September 17, 2006 2. Medium of bunker entrance 3. Tracking shot of interior of bunker STORYLINE Authorities early on Sunday arrested a man they suspect kidnapped a 14-year-old girl who was able to send a cell phone text message to her mother, leading to her rescue from a booby-trapped bunker where she had been held for as long as 10 days. Investigators arrested 37-year-old Vinson Filyaw in Richland County, South Carolina, about 24 hours after rescuing the girl, said Sheriff Steve McCaskill in neighbouring Kershaw County. Filyaw will be charged with kidnapping, possession of an incendiary device and impersonating an officer. The girl was found by deputies about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from her home in a 15-foot (4.5-meter) deep hole in the side of a hill that was covered with plywood. The bunker had a hand-dug privy with toilet paper, a camp stove and shelves made with cut branches and canvas. McCaskill said more charges likely will follow after investigators interview the girl. Police are letting her rest but probably will talk to her on Monday about the Sept. 6 abduction and ordeal that followed. McCaskill said the girl appeared to be unharmed but was taken to Kershaw County Medical Center for evaluation. Police were tipped off to Filyaw's location on Sunday after getting a call from a woman who said he tried to carjack her about 2 a.m. outside a pizza restaurant, authorities said. Filyaw was on foot - about five miles (8 kilometres) from his house - carrying a pellet gun, a Taser and a long hunting knife when police captured him. Investigators said Filyaw posed as a police officer when he met the girl, and she was walked around in the woods by her captor until she became disoriented. He's accused of using handmade grenades and a flare gun to threaten her while she was in the bunker.
TASER CAM HITS TEXAS 2007 (2 EXAMPLES)
A NEW CAMERA WILL HELP PROTECT TEXAS POLICE AGAINST FRAUDULENT CLAIMS AND WILL HELP CRIMINAL SUSPECTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY. IT'S CALLED THE TASER CAM AND IT IS A SMALL SURVEILLANCE CAMERA MOUNTED TO THE END OF A TASER GUN. CHECK OUT THESE TWO EXAMPLES FROM THE HOUSTON PD.
Alpes Express N128/ Return on failure Sion to the Olympics, slow skiing
FR3 / France 3
US Palin - Inquiry finds that Sarah Palin abused power
NAME: US PALIN 20081011I TAPE: EF08/1033 IN_TIME: 10:16:19:16 DURATION: 00:02:11:04 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Anchorage - 10 Oct 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of committee 2. Cutaway of observers 3. UPSOUND: (English) Committee Member making motion to keep confidential portion of report secret "Mr. Chairman I make a motion for the council to release the public portion of the investigation report and direct the affairs agency to make the public portion of the investigation report available on request to any person but not to release any part of the confidential portion of the report to any person." 4. Wide pan from audience 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Representative Peggy Wilson "I think to make decision you... it's unfortunate that there is some of what was highly confidential that we couldn't release to everyone because as I read that, it made a difference during the thought process that I was going through. I changed my mind a couple of times so I just want people to be aware that just reading this might not get you to the same place that some of the rest of us ended up because they don't have all of the information." 6. Medium of council 7. Clerk taking role call 8. Pro-Palin protesters outside shaking balloon sculptures 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Boyle, Alaskan with McCain-Palin campaign "Twelve years in Alaska and I've never seen anything like this. It's strictly partisan politics and if Governor Palin had not been put on the national ticket by wonderful Senator John McCain we wouldn't be standing here right now. We'd have some real news to report versus what's going to come out of room 220 the three-ring circus." 10. Exterior of building, tilt down to pro-Palin protesters 11. Pan of pro-Palin protesters 12. Close-up of "Go Palin Go" sign STORYLINE: US Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as Alaskan governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded on Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled Palin's reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket. Investigator Stephen Branchflower, in a report to a bipartisan panel that looked into the matter, found Palin in violation of a state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain. The inquiry looked into her dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan, who said he lost his job because he resisted pressure to fire a state trooper involved in a bitter divorce and custody battle with the governor's sister. Palin says Monegan was fired as part of a legitimate budget dispute. Monegan's firing was lawful, the report found, but Palin let the family grudge influence her decision-making, even if it was not the sole reason Monegan was dismissed. In a statement, Monegan said: "I feel vindicated. It sounds like they've validated my belief and opinions and that tells me I'm not totally out in left field." Branchflower said Palin violated a statute of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Lawmakers don't have the authority to sanction her for such a violation, and they gave no indication they would take any action against her. Under Alaska law, it is up to the state's Personnel Board - which is conducting its own investigation into the matter - to decide whether Palin violated state law and, if so, must refer it to the Senate president for disciplinary action. Violations also carry a possible fine of up to 5,000 US dollars. Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein disagreed with Branchflower's conclusions, saying that they failed to identify a financial gain for Palin which he contended was what would have violated the ethics law. Palin and McCain's supporters had hoped the inquiry's finding would be delayed until after the presidential election to spare her any embarrassment and to put aside an enduring distraction as she campaigns as McCain's running mate in an uphill contest against Democrat Barack Obama. After a court fight to block the report failed, the panel of lawmakers voted to release it - though not without dissension. The panel didn't vote on whether to endorse its findings. Members cautioned that because certain portions that were considered confidential could not be released, that some might not understand why the council reached their conclusions. The Legislature could vote next year to censure Palin, but committee members appeared divided over the report and Democratic state Senator Kim Elton, the committee's chairman, gave no indication that would happen. The report notes a few instances in which Palin pressed the case against trooper Mike Wooten, but it was her husband, Todd, who led the charge. The report said Todd Palin had extraordinary access to the governor's office and her closest advisers and he used that access to try to get Wooten fired. Governor Palin knowingly "permitted Todd to use the governor's office and the resources of the governor's office, including access to state employees, to continue to contact subordinate state employees in an effort to find some way to get Trooper Wooten fired," Branchflower's report reads. Wooten had been in trouble before Palin became governor over allegations that he illegally shot a moose, drank beer in a patrol car and used a Taser on his stepson. The Palins said they feared for their family's safety after Wooten made threats against them. In proceedings revealed by the report, former Alaska State Trooper Colonel Julia Grimes told investigators that Sarah Palin called her in late 2005 to discuss why Wooten hadn't been fired, and Grimes told her the inquiry was confidential by law. Grimes said Todd Palin also contacted her by telephone in late 2005 to discuss the confidential investigation of Wooten. Wooten's disciplinary case was settled in September 2006 - months before Palin was elected governor - and he was allowed to continue working as a trooper. After Palin's election, her new public safety commissioner, Monegan, said he was summoned to the governor's office to meet Todd Palin, who said Wooten's punishment had been merely a "slap on the wrist." Monegan said he understood the Palins wanted Wooten fired. "I had this kind of ominous feeling that I may not be long for this job if I didn't somehow respond accordingly," Monegan told the investigator. For months afterward, Todd Palin filed complaints about Wooten, saying he was seen riding a snowmobile after he had filed a worker's compensation claim and was seen dropping off his children at school in his patrol car. Monegan said Wooten's doctor had authorised the snowmobile trip and his supervisor had approved his use of the patrol car. Monegan said Alaska's attorney general later called him to inquire about Wooten, and Monegan told him they shouldn't be discussing the subject. "This was an issue that apparently wasn't going to go away, that there were certainly frustrations," Monegan said. "To say that (Sarah Palin) was focused on this I think would be accurate."
Tonight (or never!): show of December 01, 2010
FR3 / France 3
DUDE FREAKS AT GAS STATION 2006
A DETROIT MAN SMASHES UP A GAS STATION OWNED BY ARAB AMERICANS. THE ENTIRE FREAK OUT WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE SECURITY CAMERAS IN THE STORE. SUSPECT STEVEN LAUDERBECK STARTED RANTING AND BLAMING THE STORE WORKER FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS DYING IN IRAQ AND TOLD HIM HE WOULD BURN DOWN THE STORE. HE CAN EVEN BE SEEN RUBBING ALCOHOL ON THE RUGS. BEFORE HE COULD LIGHT THE PLACE UP, POLICE SHOW UP WITH TASER GUNS AND END THE SITUATION.
TF1 20 hours: [program of September 8, 2008]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
TAPED TASERING MAY END COP'S CAREER 2006
POLICE ARREST A WOMAN FOR RUNNING A RED LIGHT AND THEN FAILING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. BUT THINGS TURNED UGLY ONCE THEY GOT BACK TO THE STATION. THE OFFICER IN THE BOOKING ROOM CLAIMS HE SUFFERED AN INJURY TO HIS FACE WHILE THE WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS TASERED FROM BEHIND. POLICE OFFICIALS SAY THE WOMAN WAS BEING VERY EMOTIONAL AND CRYING, BUT NOT BELIGERENT. conus HAS BOTH THE DASHCAM OF THE INCIDENTS AND THE BOOKING ROOM FOOTAGE. more info: The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, OH) > >SHEFFIELD - A Sheffield police officer being investigated for >discharging his police-issued Taser stun gun on a woman already in >custody has served one suspension, was facing another and has been >involved in three accidents with his police car during the two years >he's been on the village force. > >Officer Edward Long, who is on paid leave as a result of the incident >Monday morning, was facing a five-day suspension for crushing the side >of his police cruiser while entering the Police Department's garage >earlier this month, according to his personnel file. It was the third >accident of Long's career, and Mayor Darlene Ondercin wrote a letter >included in the file recommending Long be terminated immediately if >another accident occurred. > >Long, who was sworn in as a full-time officer in February 2005, also >served a three-day suspension in October 2005 after driving his cruiser >across a field and through a ditch without headlights at night to get >to a suspicious vehicle call at a car dealership. The cruiser stalled >out and wouldn't restart as a result of the severe damage it suffered >from the trip, Ondercin said. >The suspicious vehicle that initiated the trip turned out to be a >dealership vehicle in which someone had left on the interior light, >according to the file. > >Long's file also contained two written reprimands. The first was for >failing to put his police car in park while conducting a traffic stop, >causing his cruiser to strike the back of the violator's vehicle, while >the second was for failing to search a suspect before returning to the >police station. In the second incident, the suspect had $1,200 on him, >but he just as easily could have had a gun, Ondercin said. > >Ondercin is expected to decide Monday whether to level any punishment >against Long for the incident Monday. He is accused of using his Taser >on an allegedly intoxicated Kristina Fretter, 32, of Sheffield Lake, in >the booking room of the police station off of Colorado Avenue, Chief >Mike Gurich said. The incident was witnessed by another officer and a >dispatcher, who were in the booking room at the time. The room also is >equipped with a security camera, Gurich said. > >Gurich was to turn in the findings of his investigation into the >incident to the mayor Friday, along with a recommendation for >punishment. Village laws require the mayor to approve any discipline >more severe than a three-day suspension. "I expect he'll recommend more >than that," Ondercin said Friday. > >Gurich said it's not typical for an officer to be placed on leave while >being investigated, but he felt it was appropriate in this instance. >"There were some questions that he could have handled things in a >different way," Gurich said, declining to go into specifics. "There >were some factors involved that I was not comfortable with." > >Fretter was charged with DUI, driving under a DUI suspension, assault, >consumption in a motor vehicle, driving in continuous lane of traffic, >disobedience of traffic control devices and two counts of obstructing >official business, according to a police report.
APTN 2330 PRIME NEWS AMERICAS
AP-APTN-2330 Americas L Prime News-Final Tuesday, 4 May 2010 Americas L Prime News +Pakistan US 3 01:37 AP Clients Only WRAP Minister on NY suspect ADDS Peshawar family house ++Greece Strike 02:12 AP Clients Only NEW Airport scenes as state employees begin 48-hour strike UK Elections 02:59 Part UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English REPLAY Party leaders begin final push toward polling day ++Argentina Dirty War 02:30 See Script NEW Judge orders arrest of former junta minister Martinez de Hoz +US Times Sq 6 02:30 See Script WRAP Still of suspect ADDS Muslim reax, search, court, airport audio MidEast Tension 2 03:26 AP Clients Only REPLAY Burned mosque ahead of indirect talks, Fayyad comment France Maori 03:04 See script REPLAY Parliament approves return of mummified Maori heads to NZ France Drill 01:49 AP Clients Only REPLAY Mock exercise simulates three simultaneous bomb attacks ++US Taser 00:40 Must Courtesy Chuck Walker NEW Officer uses stun gun on unruly fan during baseball game B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 2330 GMT. APEX 05-04-10 1956EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-2330: +Pakistan US 3 Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:+Pakistan US 3- WRAP Minister on NY suspect ADDS Peshawar family house LENGTH: 01:37 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/PAKISTAN INTERIOR MINISTRY STORY NUMBER: 644710 DATELINE: Various - 4 May 2010 LENGTH: 01:37 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY PAKISTAN INTERIOR MINISTRY - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0930 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Islamabad 1. Wide of National Assembly building (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) PAKISTAN INTERIOR MINISTRY - AP CLIENTS ONLY Islamabad 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rehman Malik, Pakistan Interior Minister: "We condemn this incident and we will help and support US to bring these culprits to justice. I got this information in the morning. We haven't received any formal request or formal information about it but I did speak to the ambassador (US ambassador to Pakistan) this morning and the initial information which we have is this guy had obtained ID card from Karachi and his family belongs to Pukhtoonkhwa Khyber from area called Pabbi, and we have already launched a probe, and we will as I said that we will fully assist the government of US to bring him to justice." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) Hayatabad, Peshawar ++Night Shots++ 3. Various exteriors of house believed to be owned by the family of bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad 4. Street sign 5. Pan from media to house 6. Mid of journalists and photographers outside house 7. Various of journalists and locals gathered in the street, media vehicle passing by STORYLINE Pakistani authorities have detained several people in connection with the bombing attempt in New York's Times Square, intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The arrests took place in Karachi, a teeming city on the Arabian sea in the south of Pakistan. One of those detained, identified as Tauseef, was a friend of the suspect Faisal Shahzad, said one official who, like all Pakistan intelligence officials, refused to be named in the media. Another official said several people had been taken into custody in Karachi since Saturday's failed attack. Some media reports described them as relatives of Shahzad. Neither official said when the detentions had taken place and both said no charges had been filed. Meanwhile, Pakistan's interior minister said initial information showed that the suspect detained in the US in the failed bombing came from a wealthy family in northwest Pakistan. Rehman Malik said the information suggested Shahzad and his family came from the Pabbi region of northwest Pakistan, but he added that the suspect also had a Karachi identity card. Malik condemned the attempted attack and pledged full "help and support" to the US in the investigation. Shahzad was arrested late Monday aboard a flight that was headed to the Middle East after allegedly trying to blow up a sport utility vehicle in Times Square on Saturday evening. In Pakistan, a man who said he was a cousin of Shahzad's father on Tuesday said the family had yet to be officially informed of his arrest. Kifyat Ali said Shahzad was the son of retired Air Vice Marshall Baharul Haq, a former top Pakistani air force officer and deputy director general of the civil aviation authority. Ali made his comments as he spoke with reporters outside a two-storey home in an upscale part of Peshawar believed to be owned by the family. He insisted that Shahzad "was never linked to any political or religious party" in Pakistan and added he had often stayed in Peshawar when he came back from the United States. AP Television had no means of independently verifying his claims. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 05-04-10 1936EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Greece Strike Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:++Greece Strike- NEW Airport scenes as state employees begin 48-hour strike LENGTH: 02:12 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644708 DATELINE: Athens - 4/5 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:12 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 4 May 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Wide exterior of Athens International Airport 2. Mid of airport tower 3. Mid of airport sign 4. Wide exterior of entrance 5 May 2010 ++INTERIOR SHOTS++ 5. Close of airport clock showing "23:59" to "00:00" 6. Mid of screen notifying passengers of cancellation of all flights in and out of airport due to strike 7. Wide of empty terminal, departure board showing cancellations 8. Various of departure board showing cancellations 9. Various of deserted terminal 10. Various of stranded passengers sleeping inside airport terminal 11. Mid of passengers queuing at information desk 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Barbara, last name unknown, tourist from Brazil: "We (she and her five friends) don't know cause we have a flight to Mykonos on Thursday and we're scared cause we don't know if we can fly or not." 13. Mid of man sleeping on airport seats next to luggage 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim, last name unknown, tourist from Bristol in the United Kingdom: "It's really frustrating. I think we were on the last flight in actually, and the pilot was saying 'we saw that the expected time was ticking down towards midnight's arrival'. I think the pilot was getting a little hairy, thinking 'are we going to be on strike before we land?' So, we got there with 12 minutes before midnight which was when the strike's going to kick off. Very lucky." 15. Various of empty departure hall STORYLINE All flights to and from Greece stopped at midnight on Wednesday (2100 GMT Tuesday), as part of a general strike against harsh economic austerity measures imposed by the government under an international bailout to save the country from looming bankruptcy. A few stranded passengers queued anxiously at the information desk inside a deserted Athens International Airport, while others slept on chairs inside the terminal. The strike will also halt rail and ferry transport and effectively shut down the country's public sector, as unions rally against the cuts. State employees, including school teachers and hospital workers, began the 48-hour strike on Tuesday, which led to several domestic flights by Greece's Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines being cancelled. There will be no news broadcasts on Wednesday, while shop owners have been called on to join the strike action. The new economic measures will cut deeper into pay for the country's estimated 750-thousand civil servants, reduce all pensions and further hike consumer taxes. The cutbacks were announced on Sunday, as a precondition for bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund and the other 15 European Union countries using the euro. The aid, spread over three years, is Greece's only hope of paying off 8.5 (b) billion euro (11 (b) billion US dollars) in debt that matures on May 19, or defaulting. A Greek default would be a serious blow to the shared euro currency and inflict losses on banks holding Greek bonds in France and Germany. The bailout is intended to reassure markets Greece will not default and thus prevent the debt crisis from spreading to other financially shaky countries such as Spain and Portugal. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 05-04-10 2016EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: UK Elections Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:UK Elections- REPLAY Party leaders begin final push toward polling day LENGTH: 02:59 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: Part UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: SKY/UK POOL STORY NUMBER: 644656 DATELINE: Various - 4 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:59 UK POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH SHOTLIST: UK POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hendon 1. Various of Conservative party leader David Cameron leafleting houses SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Hendon 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Cameron, Conservative Party Leader: "What seems to be happening this morning is senior Labour politicians are saying that if you want to keep Gordon Brown in Downing Street, you vote Lib Dem (Liberal Democrat) and that backs up what we've always said: if you want on Friday a new government that rolls up its sleeves, starts to clear up the mess, then you need to vote Conservative on Thursday. That is the way to get a new government with a new direction and I think we should get that and not speculate about other things." UK POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Telford 3. Various of British Prime Minister and Labour Leader Gordon Brown talking to supermarket workers SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Leamington Spa 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister and Labour Leader: "The contest is between Labour and the Conservatives and don't allow a Liberal vote by chance to put a Conservative candidate in. There is an anti-Conservative majority in this country, but most of the seats that are up here and are in this area are a fight between the Labour Party and the Conservatives. A vote for the Liberals may allow the Conservatives to be elected." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Wrexham 5. Brown at campaign rally in Wales SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Liverpool 6. Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at campaign rally SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Leader "I really think it's a measure of the desperation of the Labour party that they're now trying to come up with 101 reasons why people should vote Labour even if they don't do it with any enthusiasm. I don't think in an election campaign as wide open as this, it's right for people to be told by politicians, be told by Ed Balls and Peter Hain (Labour candidates) 'you've got to vote like this, you've got to vote like that, you've got to second guess....'" (Reporter: Well they've been asked, not told...) "Alright, not told asked. I'm not sure if they can quite see the difference in that." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Leicester 8. Labour Party candidate Manish Sood reading book in his home 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Manish Sood, Labour Party Candidate: "We're very close to a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing national insurance contributions. We're right near a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing petrol prices which are going up day by day by day. We're very close to a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing tax on employment income and on top of that offending the community and calling the woman a bigot which he did the day before yesterday. So all these basic problems he has caused within the community and within the society." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Leamington Spa 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ed Balls, Labour Party candidate: "If you actually read the comments being put out at the moment by his local party, I'm afraid that says rather more about Mr Sood than anything else. It doesn't sound like he's being the most supportive candidate for the rest of his colleagues. I don't think he's speaking for anybody but himself and I'm not even sure if he's making much sense doing that." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNI/RTE/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Leicester 11. Sood reading book in his home STORYLINE: Britain's main political parties crisscrossed the country to woo wavering voters on Tuesday, but they also courted each other as opinion polls indicated that the national election could produce no clear winner. Back room deals may ultimately decide who governs Britain if all three main parties are denied an outright majority, as expected, in Thursday's vote. Prime Minister Gordon Brown's governing Labour Party - set to lose power after 13 years in office - reached out to the Liberal Democrats, the perennially third-place party that has enjoyed an unlikely surge during the campaign. But Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, whose stellar TV debate performances have fuelled his party's surge, hinted he could strike an unexpected pact with Conservative Party leader David Cameron. Cameron, still hoping to win a slender majority or lead a minority administration, started off by leafleting in London on Tuesday morning before heading to Northern Ireland to seek support from the province's Democratic Unionists, who could deliver enough backing to let him form a government without a larger rival. Volcanic ash shut down Irish airspace on Tuesday morning, but he made the trip after a delay. The latest opinion polls indicated that Cameron's Conservatives were on course to win the largest share of the popular vote and the largest number of House of Commons seats - but not enough for a majority. Some polls have placed Labour in third place, behind Clegg's party. Brown acknowledged that if his party slumped during the election, he would take the blame - a comment interpreted as meaning he'd likely quit as party leader just three years after replacing Tony Blair in that role. In a surprising ploy, two Labour Cabinet ministers told supporters they may need to vote for Clegg's Liberal Democrats in some districts where Labour trails in order to deny Cameron's party an outright victory. Both Welsh Secretary Peter Hain and Education Secretary Ed Balls appealed to Liberal Democrats to support Labour candidates in districts where their party's candidate has little chance of success. "There is an anti-Conservative majority in this country but most of the seats that are up here and are in this area are a fight between the Labour Party and the Conservatives. A vote for the Liberals may allow the Conservatives to be elected," said Brown in a warning to those who may thinking about some form of tactical vote. Despite Labour's wooing of the Liberal Democrats, Clegg has declined to say which rival he would support if Britain's election creates the first hung Parliament since 1974. Although he is regarded as sharing more ground with Brown's Labour party, Clegg suggested he would back any partner who met his demands to reform Britain's political system, overhaul the economy and reduce taxes for lower-paid workers. "I really think it's a measure of the desperation of the Labour party that they're now trying to come up with 101 reasons why people should vote Labour even if they don't do it with any enthusiasm," Clegg told Britain's Sky News on Tuesday. Clegg has made moving to a proportional voting system - a policy opposed by Cameron - central to his campaign, but told the Financial Times it would not be a precondition for talks over a deal with a rival party. In a further blow to Labour's campaign a Labour Party candidate facing defeat in eastern England said Brown must go. "We're very close to a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing national insurance contributions. We're right near a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing petrol prices which are going up day by day by day. We're very close to a general election and never do you hear a prime minister increasing tax on employment income and on top of that offending the community and calling the woman a bigot which he did the day before yesterday," said Manish Sood said. Balls, who was with Brown in Leamington Spa on Tuesday, played down Sood's comments. "If you actually read the comments being put out at the moment by his local party I'm afraid that says rather more about Mr Sood than anything else," said Balls. "It doesn't sound like he's being the most supportive candidate for the rest of his colleagues. I don't think he's speaking for anybody but himself and I'm not even sure if he's making much sense doing that." 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 1937EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Argentina Dirty War Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:++Argentina Dirty War- NEW Judge orders arrest of former junta minister Martinez de Hoz LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644713 DATELINE: Buenos Aires - 4 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of media gathered outside apartment building where former Argentine junta minister Jos? Alfredo Mart?nez de Hoz lives 2. Mid of police by building entrance 3. Police car entering the back of the building, reversing past media scrum 4. Mid of ambulance parking inside building complex 5. Pull out of paramedic taking stretcher inside building, escorted by police 6. Pull in to Jos? Alfredo Mart?nez de Hoz being wheeled on a stretcher into the ambulance, UPSOUND: onlooker shouting insults 7. Ambulance doors being closed 8. Zoom in to Mart?nez de Hoz inside ambulance as doors are closed, UPSOUND: onlooker shouting insults 9. Various of ambulance driving away STORYLINE Jos? Alfredo Mart?nez de Hoz, the 84-year-old the former Minister of Economy during Argentina's military dictatorship, was arrested on Tuesday in Buenos Aires for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a textile businessman and his son during the last Argentinean de-facto government. Mart?nez de Hoz was taken from his house in one of the most famous buildings in the Argentine capital and transported to a clinic because of the poor state of his health. Mart?nez de Hoz is accused of having participated in the abduction of Federico and Miguel Gutheim in November of 1976 and forcing them to sign commercial agreements with Hong Kong that were lucrative to people involved in the de-facto government. The former Economy Minister had been pardoned for the crime in 1990 thanks to a general amnesty given by Carlos Menem's government, but in 2006 the Argentinean Human Rights Secretary and numerous human rights organisations asked for the re-opening of the case. Mart?nez de Hoz comes from a wealthy Argentinean family and held the ministerial post from 1976 to 1981. The age limit for arrest was lifted in Argentina if the crime was committed during the dictatorship and can be considered a violation of human rights. 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 2033EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: +US Times Sq 6 Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:+US Times Sq 6- WRAP Still of suspect ADDS Muslim reax, search, court, airport audio LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 644711 DATELINE: Various - 1/4 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ORKUT.COM - AP CLIENTS ONLY - MANDATORY ON-SCREEN CREDIT / NO SALES AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FAA - AP CLIENTS ONLY - MUST COURTESY SHOTLIST: ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bridgeport, Connecticut - 4 May 2010 1. Wide of house where Faisal Shahzad used to live 2. Close up of Shahzad's name on mailbox (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 4 MAY 2010) ORKUT.COM - AP CLIENTS ONLY - MANDATORY ON-SCREEN CREDIT / NO SALES Date and location unknown 3. STILL of Shahzad 4. STILL of Shahzad ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bridgeport, Connecticut - 4 May 2010 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nejila Gayden, Shahzad's Neighbour: "I just noticed that he usually stayed to himself and at times looked sad." Reporter's question: What do you think when you hear this? "It is shocking, very disappointing cause we live so close." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington, DC - 4 May 2010 6. Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Nihad Awad walking to microphone 7. SOUNDBITE: (English), Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations: "On behalf of the American-Muslim community we condemn the attack on Times Square in the strongest terms possible and thank all those who reported their suspicion, disarmed the bomb, or are participating in the current investigation. We welcome the arrest of a suspect and hope that anyone involved in the attack will be apprehended and will be prosecuted the fullest extent of the law." 8. Woman taking photo at press conference 9. SOUNDBITE: (English), Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations: "In no way, shape or form does this attack represent the American Muslim community and what we stand for as a faith community. We are as shocked and in disbelief as anyone else in this country." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE New York - Date unknown 10. STILL of FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) control tower at New York's Kennedy International Airport ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) FAA - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++AUDIO OVERLAID WITH STILL IN SHOT 10++ Kennedy International Airport, New York - 3 May 2010 11. Control Tower Operator (no name): "Emirates 202 actually I have for you to go back to the gate immediately, so make the left turn when able." Emirates pilot (no name): "202 turning left here." Control Tower Operator: "Hi Emirates 202 make the left turn on to echo, left alpha back to the ramp. I don't know exactly why, but you can call your company for the reason." Emirates pilot: "Will do that, left on to echo then on to alpha and then on to the gate via golf." Control Tower Operator: "Yes, whatever is convenient." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 04 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 4 May 2010 12. Wide of US Federal Court 13. Close up of policeman in front of court STORYLINE: A Pakistani-born US citizen was charged on Tuesday with terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the botched Times Square bombing. The government said he confessed to receiving explosives training in Pakistan. Faisal Shahzad - the son of a retired air force officer in a wealthy Pakistani family - was arrested Monday night after he was pulled off a plane that was about to fly to the Middle East. According to the complaint, Shahzad confessed to buying a sport utility vehicle, rigging it with a homemade bomb and driving it Saturday night into Times Square, where he tried to detonate it. In Pakistan, intelligence officials said several people had been detained in connection with the Times Square case. Shahzad admitted to receiving bomb-making training in Waziristan, the lawless tribal region where the Pakistani Taliban operates with near impunity, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. The complaint said he returned from Pakistan in February, telling an immigration agent that he had been visiting his parents for five months and had left his wife behind. Shahzad was on board a Dubai-bound flight that was taxiing away from the gate at Kennedy Airport late Monday when the plane was turned around and federal authorities took him into custody, law enforcement officials said. Federal officials had placed him on a "no-fly" list hours before his arrest. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at Kennedy airport on Tuesday released an audio recording of a control tower operator instructing the pilot of Dubai-bound Emirates flight 202 to "go back to the gate immediately". The FBI read Shahzad his constitutional rights after he provided the information, and he continued to cooperate, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said. US President Barack Obama said "hundreds of lives" may have been saved Saturday night by the quick action of ordinary citizens and law enforcement authorities who raised the alarm about the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder rigged with a crude bomb made of gasoline, propane and fireworks. The SUV, which had begun smoking, was parked on a bustling street in Times Square. Law enforcement officials allege Shahzad bought the Pathfinder from Peggy Colas, 19, of Bridgeport, after answering an internet advertisement. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case. The complaint said Shahzad apparently tinted the windows of the Pathfinder after buying it. The vehicle identification number had been removed from the Pathfinder's dashboard, but it was stamped on the engine, and investigators used it to find the owner of record, who told them a stranger bought it. Authorities removed filled plastic bags and a bomb squad came and went from a Bridgeport, Connecticut, house on Tuesday in a working-class neighbourhood of multifamily homes in Connecticut's largest city. FBI agents found a box of consumer-grade firecrackers and other fireworks in the driveway that they were marking off as evidence. Shahzad used to live in a two-story grayish-brown colonial with a sloping yard in a working-class neighbourhood in Shelton, Connecticut. The home looked as if it had been unoccupied for a while, with grass growing in the driveway and bags of rubbish lying about. Shahzad bought the home for 273,000 US dollars and lost it to foreclosure last year. A broker trying to sell the property said Shahzad said he owed too much on it and planned to return to Pakistan. Shahzad, 30, became a naturalised U.S. citizen last year shortly before travelling to Pakistan, where he had a wife, according to law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor's degree in computer applications and information systems in 2000 and later returned to earn a master's in business administration in 2005, the school said. 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 2027EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: MidEast Tension 2 Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:MidEast Tension 2- REPLAY Burned mosque ahead of indirect talks, Fayyad comment LENGTH: 03:26 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644666 DATELINE: Various - 4 May 2010 LENGTH: 03:26 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 4 MAY 2010) Luba a-Sharkiyeh, Nablus district, West Bank 1. Wide exterior of mosque 2. Israeli police investigators arriving at scene 3. Close up of burned window of mosque, pull out to wide of window 4. Various of Palestinians, Israeli security personnel and local officials inspecting damage inside mosque 5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Jibril Al-Bakri, Governor of Nablus: "There were suspicious cars moving since early morning in the village of Luba. After that when people woke up they found the mosque burning and it burnt completely." 6. Tilt up from soldiers outside mosque to minaret (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 4 MAY 2010) Hawara village, West Bank 7. Zoom out of fire in olive grove 8. Various of Israeli soldiers at site of fire 9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Rida Mustafa, resident of the village: "About 20 settlers came from the settlement and they set a fire here and then they left. Last week they destroyed a house here, every couple of days they come and cause trouble." 10. Wide of the village (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 4 MAY 2010) Luba a-Sharkiyeh, West Bank 11. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad arriving at mosque 12. Various of Fayyad looking at damage in mosque 13. Fayyad walking out of mosque 14. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister: "What the terrorist settlers are doing against our people by intimidating them, killing, burning our people's belongings and uprooting their olive trees is terrorism. They are trying to send a clear message to our people but our people know their way and they will not lose this way. If this daily terrorism is intended for our people to leave their land, our people will not leave their land." 15. Wide of Fayyad talking STORYLINE: The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad condemned an alleged attack on a West Bank mosque on Tuesday just before US-brokered, indirect peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians were due to get underway. "If this daily terrorism is intended for our people to leave their land, our people will not leave their land," said Fayyad. A statement from the office of the Palestinian President said Mahmoud Abbas called the fire a "criminal" act that "represented a threat to the efforts to revive the peace process" because the Israeli army protects the settlers. The fire ripped through the mosque in the village of Luban a-Sharkiyeh early Tuesday, but by nightfall it was not clear whether it was arson, as Palestinians charged, or accidental, as Israeli media reported. The incident came as US mediator George Mitchell was working to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace contacts after a halt of more than a year. Mitchell is set to mediate indirect talks toward a peace accord. He plans to start his mission on Wednesday by meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The mosque fire destroyed holy books and prayer carpets. Although there were no witnesses, Jibril al-Bakri, the Palestinian governor of Nablus, said it was an act of arson. The mosque has been undergoing renovations, but village mayor Jamal Daraghmeh said there was no fire in the area where the work was taking place. He added that settlers attacked village property in the past. The Israeli military said it was working with Israeli police and Palestinian authorities to determine the cause of the blaze. Israeli media reported evidence of an electrical short circuit in the mosque that might have started the fire. Israeli police said evidence was transferred to its forensics unit. Also on Tuesday, residents of the nearby village of Hawara said they saw settlers set fire to an olive grove close to the Jewish settlement of Bracha. The fire there destroyed about 50 trees before Israeli soldiers extinguished the flames. The military said it did not know how the fire broke out. Both Hawara and Luban a-Sharkiyeh, located near the town of Nablus, are ringed by settlements. 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 1937EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: France Maori Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:France Maori- REPLAY Parliament approves return of mummified Maori heads to NZ LENGTH: 03:04 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: See script TYPE: French/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/AP PHOTOS/PARLIAMENT TV STORY NUMBER: 644665 DATELINE: Various - 4 May 2010/ File LENGTH: 03:04 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY PARLIAMENT TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP PHOTOS/ROUEN TOWN HALL HANDOUT - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE SHOTLIST PARLIAMENT TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris - 4 May 2010 1. Wide of French National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) 2. Close of assembly member 3. Speaker Bernard Accoyer introducing bill that will allow restitution of Maori heads to New Zealand 4. Wide of chamber 5. Accoyer announcing opening of vote 6. Wide of chamber, UPSOUND: (French) Accoyer saying voting is closed 7. Accoyer reading result of vote 8. Close of board showing 457 members voted in favour of bill, 8 voted against AP PHOTOS/ROUEN TOWN HALL HANDOUT - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE Rouen - date unknown 9. STILL showing drawing of a tattooed Maori head from New Zealand in Rouen's Natural History Museum AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris - 4 May 2010 10. Set up of French Senator Catherine Morin-Dessailly, who wrote the bill, walking inside French Senate building (upper house of Parliament) 11. Close of statue in room 12. SOUNDBITE: (French) Catherine Morin-Dessailly, French Senator who wrote the bill: "We shouldn't mix it all up, this isn't opening Pandora's box, this is ahead of us and it's been 20 years since New Zealand has been asking for the return of those human remains. Other countries will ask for other human remains to be returned. In the 'Musee de l'Homme' (Museum of Man in Paris), we are aware that there are war trophies. Those of people who have been identified, we know their identity, and they were captured before or after their death and they are in that museum. Do they belong there?" 13. Wide tilt down of interior of Senate building 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Catherine Morin-Dessailly, French Senator who wrote the bill: "I'm really moved and at the same time very happy because it's been two-years-and-a-half nearly, that I have been working on that subject. I have seen a lot of people and I have tried to convince a lot of people." 15. Cutaway of Morin-Dessailly's hand on chair 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Catherine Morin-Dessailly, French Senator who wrote the bill: "I was cautious enough when I wrote the bill to lay the stress on very special criteria justifying the restitution. It's not the case of all human remains which are very different. There is, for example, a difference between archaeological remains and relics and Egyptian mummies. It's very different from the story of the Maori heads." 17. Close of statue 18. Morin-Dessailly talking to reporters 19. Wide of interior of Senate building STORYLINE: France's parliament has approved the return of tattooed, mummified Maori heads to New Zealand, wrapping up a debate on what to do with the human remains acquired long ago by French museums seeking exotic curiosities. For years, New Zealand has sought the return of Maori heads kept in collections abroad, many of which were collected by Westerners in exchange for weapons and other goods. Dozens of museums worldwide have agreed to do so. France's Senate had already approved the bill to send Maori heads in French collections back to New Zealand. On Tuesday, the bill cleared the final hurdle in parliament at the National Assembly, where it passed by 457 votes to eight. The Culture Ministry has said it counted 16 Maori heads in France, including seven at Paris' Quai Branly museum for the primitive arts, which keeps them in storage. The debate started in France in 2007, when officials in the Normandy city of Rouen offered to return a Maori head in the city's natural history museum. Local authorities got a scolding from the culture minister for not checking with national authorities first who feared that Rouen's unilateral decision would set a precedent for similar action by other museums. This, a big concern in a country that is home to the Louvre, with its many Egyptian mummies. But French Senator Catherine Morin-Dessailly took charge and drew up a bill proposal in favour of the restitution. She said the return of the Maori heads would not open a "Pandora's box" of requests for the return of other remains, because she had been careful to include specific criteria relating to the Maori heads in the bill. Maoris believe that remains deserve full respect and care and should rest in their home area without being disturbed. Some of the Maori heads, with intricate tattoos, were traditionally kept as trophies from tribal warfare. But once Westerners began offering prized goods in exchange for them, men were in danger of being killed simply for their tattoos, French museum officials have said. Since 2003 Maori and New Zealand government agencies have worked on efforts to persuade museums worldwide to repatriate Maori remains back to Maori tribes, so far with mixed success. 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 1937EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: France Drill Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:France Drill- REPLAY Mock exercise simulates three simultaneous bomb attacks LENGTH: 01:49 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/German/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644637 DATELINE: Paris - 4 May 2010 LENGTH: 01:49 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Tilt down from Eiffel Tower to exercise in progress with people simulating injuries being treated by emergency crews 2. Various of people with fake injuries being helped by emergency crews 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Georges Guyon, Paris Prefecture Spokesperson: "These exercises are to sync and correlate all the forces called upon to act in this type of scenario and help the victims. So firemen, ambulances, alerting the hospitals that will care for the injured, deploying police forces, crowd control and traffic flow." 4. Various of emergency workers helping man with legs covered in fake blood 5. SOUNDBITE (French) Georges Guyon, Paris Prefecture Spokesperson: "In France we have been preparing for several years for this type of tragic event, and this kind of exercise helps us to improve our skills in managing a crisis." 6. Various of Paris firefighters taking part in exercise 7. SOUNDBITE (German) Rudolph Dietrich, 65-year old tourist from Dusseldorf, Germany, Vox pop: "We wanted to get on a boat but now everything is shut and we are hoping this will be over soon and we hope to be able to continue our sightseeing in Paris as planned." 8. Wide of exercise in progress 9. Man on stretcher being lifted and carried away STORYLINE Emergency services in Paris on Tuesday took part in an exercise simulating three coordinated bomb attacks on the French capital. Hundreds of police, firefighters and ambulance crews put into action their emergency responses to a potential city-wide attack. The fake "blasts" went off at the Stade de France national stadium, in a shopping centre, and next to the river Seine in central Paris. Volunteers with fake injuries lay on the ground waiting to be helped by emergency workers. Georges Guyon, a spokesperson for Paris Prefecture, said the aim of the exercise was to "sync and correlate all the forces called upon to act in this type of scenario and help the victims." He said the exercise would help the emergency services and the Paris authorities to improve their skills in managing a crisis. The exercise closed down parts of the capital, causing frustration for some tourists who said they were unable to take a boat trip on the river while the drill was going on. The simulation comes just days after a bomb-laden SUV was found in Times Square in New York City. 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APTN APEX 05-04-10 1937EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++US Taser Tuesday, 4 May 2010 STORY:++US Taser- NEW Officer uses stun gun on unruly fan during baseball game LENGTH: 00:40 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Must Courtesy Chuck Walker TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AMATEUR VIDEO STORY NUMBER: 644712 DATELINE: Philadelphia - 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 00:40 AMATEUR VIDEO - MUST COURTESY CHUCK WALKER SHOTLIST 1. Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan Steve Consalvi runs onto field during game 2. Police officer points Taser gun at Consalvi and he falls to the ground 3. Consalvi is escorted off field STORYLINE: The mother of a teenager who ran onto the field at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, where he was Tasered, has apologised for her son's actions. Amy Ziegler told local media that her 17-year-old son, Steve Consalvi, regretted running onto the field on Monday night. Consalvi hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield, eluding two security officers in the bottom of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. One officer used a Taser and the Consalvi went down in a heap. Consalvi is a high school senior from the suburb of Boyertown. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has concluded the officer acted within department guidelines, which allow officers to use Tasers to arrest fleeing suspects. 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DE BLASIO AND BRATTON BODYCAMS PRESSER / COMPLETE / HD
INT BROLL NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO AND POLICE COMMISSIONER BILL BRATTON PRESSER ON BODYCAMS FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND REAX TO ERIC GARNER NON INDICTMENT NY INTERPLAY SLUG: 5510 DE BLASIO CITY HALL FEED DE BLASIO 152208 Good morning everyone. 2215 Last year and this, we've spoken continuously about the need to bring police and community together, keep the city safe, and also deepen the partnership between police and community. 2230 I've said repeatedly, we are blessed to have the finest police force anywhere in the world. This police force is keeping us safer all the time. But we still have work to do in bringing our neighborhoods and communities closer to the men and women who protect them and that we are dedicated to. 2252 I was elected with a mandate to address this issue. We are addressing it continuously and today is another example of the progress we are making. 2302 Since day one, commissioner Bratton has made clear his devotion to the notion that we will protect and respect all the residents of this city and that has been the watchword of his entire career: the notion of creating that atmosphere of respect and partnership. 2321 You've seen it in an extraordinary number of initiatives that this commissioner has undertaken in just 11 months. Body cameras are going to be an important additional step in the reforms that we're undertaking. I think a step that's going to greatly increase the confidence in the people of the city and their relationship with the NYPD. 2343 Before I go on, I'd like to thank some of my colleagues that are here. First of all, thank and acknowledge someone who's been a great partner in all the work we're doing and the reforms we're undertaking, the Chair of the City Council public safety committee, Vanessa Gibson. Thank you for your leadership. 2400 And I want to thank all of the leaders of the NYPD who are here with us who are really playing a crucial role in a number of reforms, including in the implementation of body cameras and the training necessary for the men and women of the force to use them properly and a whole larger training that's being undertaken. 2419 I want to thank Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology, Jessica Tish; the Deputy Commissioner for Training, Michael Julian. I want to thank Chief, Matthew Pontillo, the commanding officer of the Risk Management Bureau; Assistant Chief, Theresa Shartel, the Commanding officer of this extraordinary facility, this new police academy, which I think a number of you are seeing for the first time and is really an incredible step forward for this Department. And I want to thank Deputy Inspector, Richard Dee, The executive officer of the academy. 2450 Now, we're launching a pilot program for body cameras in 6 of our commands. Today, officers as you saw are training in the use of body cameras, and what's striking, which I think a lot of people of this city will quickly learn is how light the body cameras are, how easy they are to use, how much they can become part of the everyday work of the NYPD while in no way impeding what impeding what our officers do to keep us safe and the demonstration you saw a moment ago points out how quickly we're going to be able to train the men and women of the NYPD to use these body cameras effectively, and they're going to be able to give us a lot more information to work with. 2538 One of the things that has typified the success of this commissioner is his devotion to getting information, to getting data and using it to keep people safe, to figure out new and innovative ways to approach this work. This is another way to get information to create transparency, to create accountability. 2558 So the body cameras again these will go live in three commands this Friday, this week, starting on Friday body cameras will be piloted in three commands. So this is going to become a new and important part of what we do here in this city. 2615 The six commands overall I mentioned have been chosen in part because they've had historically a high rate of stop and frisk incidents and when we settled the Stop and Frisk Case, the Floyd case earlier this year part of that settlement an agreement to go into this kind of pilot program and to focus it on the areas where there had been a particular need for more clarity more transparency more accountability. 2644 We believe this is going to be a very important stepp forward for our police dept. and for our city, the pilots going to tell us a lot, it will proceed over the next few months, it will tell us a lot about how we can use these cameras, how quickly we can implement them on a larger basis, our goal is of course to use these cameras on a broader basis, but first we have to find out how they'll work in real conditions in New York City. 2710 And figure out the logistics and the other dynamics of using them on a wider scale, but this pilot program I think is a sign of great hope and possibility that will not only give us that additional information, but really give people greater confidence. 2728 When something happens to have a video record of it from the police officer's perspective, it's going to help in many many ways, it's going to improve the work of law enforcement and god forbid when something goes wrong, we're going to have a clearer understanding of what happened. 2745 And whatever approaches we need to take as a result. The cameras are just one of a number of reforms that we have instituted that are going to fundamentally change the relationship between police and community and prove our work in public safety in this city. Just to name them, one of course great reduction in stops--the ending of the overuse of a broken policy the ending of stop and frisk over the first three quarters of this year the number of stops down 2813 79%. Second, reduced arrests for low level marijuana possession. In the two full weeks since the policy was implemented low level marijuana stops, excuse me, low level marijuana arrests are down more than 60%. Third retraining every officer in the NYPD, again, something this commissioner understands from having been on the force for reform and change for decades. 2842 He understands it all begins with how you train the people who do the work a full-scale retraining of this police force in this extraordinary facility is going to do a lot to improve the way our officers work with community members, improve the way they deal with each interaction, obviously work for a reduction in the use of excessive force. 2903 Fourth, the oversight entities, the reinforced CCRB, the first inspector general we've ever had here in this city for the NYPD will add additional public confidence and transparency. Fifth, as we announced yesterday, a major new investment of $130 million in mental health programs so much of what our officers encounter every day are challenges related to mental health. 2930 And emotionally disturbed individuals who sadly end up involved in the criminal justice system when in fact their problems are fundamentally health problems our officers understand that, we need to give them more support and these investments will help us to get to the root of the problem by addressing the mental health needs of so many of our people. 2947 All of these reforms are underway right now because of this commissioner and his team, these reforms are happening and are happening quickly, one thing I can say about commissioner Bratton and I can say it with tremendous admiration, no grass grows underneath his feet, he is quick when he sees a problem to address it. 3006 He understands I think better than anybody in this country how quickly and effectively reform can be achieved, but we said all along it had to go hand in hand with efforts to keep us safe and in fact make us safer and that's why we're so proud of what we announced yesterday, an overall reduction of crime by 4.4% this year compared to last. 3026 We need to do both at the same time, we need to reduce crime, we need to keep people safe while at the same time bringing police and community closer together, I think the body cameras will be an important new element in that deepening relationship between our police and our communities. 3042 Just a moment in Spanish before I call upon commissioner Bratton. 3047 [Spanish] COMMISSIONER BRATTON 3109 With that it's my great pleasure to call forward Commissioner Bratton, I want to thank him again for the focus and the speed with which he has implemented reforms I think this is going to be an important day for New York City as we move forward with these body cameras, I want to thank him for his leadership, Commissioner Bratton. With that, Commissioner Bratton. COMMISSIONER BILL BRATTON 3128 Thank you Mr. Mayor for your very generous comments and following along in the theme of thank yous, Latisha James the public advocate is here, has been a strong proponent, supporter of this concept and we'll need that support along with the city council when we go forward seeking the funding to fully implement this program over the next year or so. 3148 Secondly, thank you over to my life, your left, the team that put this initiative together and is putting all of the technology initiatives that the mayor referenced, a couple of $100 million worth of technology moving the NYPD very quickly into a leadership role in the 21st century. 3205 Jessica Tisch is Deputy Commissioner for information technologies, she's done an absolutely incredible job on this project as well as many others and assisted by the Eagle (?) staff that she works with. 3216 Secondly, welcome to the new police academy which we will formally open in January and we'll have you back and give you a full tour of this enormous facility. $750 million tax dollars to give this dept. finally a first class training facility, you saw only one portion of it this morning, the ability to train indoors to create a street scenario, we actually have a subway car in here that we train our officers on with turnstile arrays and it is an incredible facility. 3247 Even as we're standing here the first 600 officers that are going through the 3 day in service training are in the building beginning that training and over the next 4-5 months we'll be training 22,000 police officers here in this building. 3305 In addition, the new class that comes in in January, almost 1,000 new recruits will also begin their training in this facility. It's large enough to accommodate all of that. The camera system that we're here to show you today, the pilot program, it's been several months in its creation, we've benefitted from the learning experience of the LAPD. 3326 Where I first started looking at these camera systems back in 2005 and 2006 when the Brits first began looking at them the first time the technology became available. 3336 We have benefitted greatly that the LAPD has been into this for almost a year. We--Jessica and some of her people went out took a lot of their experience, a lot of their policy experience and brought it into the pilot program, it literally saved us 6 months to almost a year of startup time. Even as we're here this morning I have a team flying to London, the Brits, the Metropolitan Police are about to acquire almost 20,000 cameras. 3401 For their force, they're an equivalent sized agency to us. Hogan How (?) the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police was in here two weeks ago along with Charlie Beck, the chief of the LAPD. The three depts. are going to be engaging in a full scale exchange program where we will be sharing ideas on all types of technology including cameras. 3421 The Brits are experimenting with a camera that I'm particularly interested in that actually shows the person that the officer's facing what the officer is videotaping. So, you're on candid camera from the moment the officer starts talking with you and I think that will definitely change behavior very quickly. 3437 So the initiative, just to sum it up that this pilot program will take about 3 months to allow these 50 some ought officers to learn for us built on the LA experience, help us to develop the policies, procedures, understand the equipment that we're testing, this is one of two cameras that we're testing, the other's a Taser product. 3458 We'll be--half of the precincts, the three precincts will be doing the Taser product. The other half will be working with the device that you've seen this morning. We fully expect after that period of time that we put together the budget proposals, to move forward to start equipping thousands of our officers with these devices as quickly as possible. 3517 This would be happening simultaneously with the initiative to move forward with the 6,000 tablets and the 35,000 smart phones that we'll be looking to implement in the dept. over the next year or so. 3528 A lot happening, a lot of new training, a lot of new technology, a lot of new policies, so. I can't thank Jessie Tisch and her people enough cause as you can see there's a lot going on in the organization at the moment. As I mentioned, we're undergoing an endeavor to give you DVDs of what the cameras saw during the exercise that you just recorded. 3550 So that you can see the perspective of the officer coming up on the observers side and the officer coming up on the driver's side as to what they actually see and the audio that they're capturing as part of that traffic stop. 3602 And so with that, I think Mr. Mayor I'll turn it back over to you. DE BLASIO 3607 Thank you very much. Let me bring up the public advocate and thank her, you know, I want to say that Tish James was one of the strongest voices anywhere in the country really, talking about what cameras could do in terms of increased transparency and accountability and bring police and the community together. 3625 So Tish, I know you've tried these before, but since you got your own, I know you're a believer so I want to offer you the chance to speak about this. TISH JAMES, PUBLIC ADVOCATE 3635 Thank you Mr. Mayor. Thank you, Police Commissioner Bratton. 3638 So there's no question that national events and the recent announcement by President Obama to allocate federal dollars to equip 50,000 more police nationwide with body cameras have changed the national discussion. 3651 Police community relations can only be improved with real, meaningful reform that restores the public's faith in those who are charged with defending them. And since July, I have been calling for the Department to outfit officers with body worn cameras because it's clear that cameras will be able to provide law enforcement with an objective record of police, civilian encounters. 3713 Police worn cameras are the single most effective way to enhance accountability and transparency in policing by providing an objective record of police, civilian encounters. And so we cannot be hesitant to incorporate technology into our public safety practices from body cameras to bullet tracking technology. 3731 Not to mention, body worn cameras will save our city money in settlements. Just last week it was reported that New York incurred 212 million dollars in legal costs last fiscal year settling police related lawsuits. 212 million dollars. If we add it up over the last 5 years, we spent roughly a billion dollars on those claims. 3756 It is my hope that uniform officers and other reform in patrol work will be required to activate the camera during all law enforcement related encounters. This includes as we just witnessed, traffic stops, pedestrian stops, arrests, searches, interviews, and pursuits. Once activated, the camera should remain recording until the conclusion of an incident or encounter. 3819 Now I recognize, that the law has not kept pace with technology. And my office will be reviewing local and state laws, particularly as it relates to access and storage and privacy, and data retention. 3835 And I urge the Department that they should work with civil liberty advocates and others to safeguard whatever footage is captured by these cameras with data to be required for as long as the statute of limitations for filing a claim against the police department, which is in New York, which is about 3 years. 3851 And it's cheaper, let me--I think it bears repeating, it's cheaper to buy these cameras than it is to pay the hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits that our city pays out each year. I again commend Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton, and as well as my friend, Vanessa Gibson, the Chair of Public Safety as I look forward to working with the administration to ensure this pilot program runs efficiently and effectively. Thank you. DE BLASIO QUESTIONS 3925 Q: The public advocate vote spoke pretty heavily about this in August, can you just talk about how long... From August to December, how did this happen so quickly? and, I'm just speaking about the cameras, what will happen to the footage that's stored? How long will it stay around? 3948 DE BLASIO: The technical questions I'll turn to Deputy Commissioner Tish and her colleagues, but on the first point, this has been something that's been evolving. First of all, we have the settlement in the Floyd case, in which we readily agreed to the pilot program. The public advocate among others urged us to speed up that process and think about the possibility of going farther if the pilot were successful. 4015 And the more we've looked at it, the more we found we believe we have a viable option here that can work for the long run. I remember the first conversations we had at one police plaza with Deputy commissioner tish and others, the real issues that public advocate has raised--the data storage, the confidentiality issues--were daunting at first, especially in such a large city with such a large police force. But with each passing week, there's been more and more confidence that we can get this right and we look forward to the day we can actually go live and try it out on the streets of the city and we're really looking forward to Friday. 4050 So, it's been an evolution, but one that has been very positive. 4059 COMMISSIONER: As I mentioned, I first became aware of body cameras 2005/2006 when the metropolitan police in London began experimenting with them as the Chief of Police in Los Angeles at that time and followed it closely during my time in LA. 4114 Um, the technology at that time was still very primitive. Upon my appointment as Commissioner at state involving police as a consultant, in February when I appointed Jessie Tish, the Deputy commissioner of public information asked her if she can go out to LA and take a look at what they had been doing as aware of their initiative. So Jessie was out there in March of this year beginning the dialog, taking a look at what they were doing. 4139 So it's uh, taken a few months to get it up and running and get the policies in place, make sure we had the right cameras--there's a lot of different cameras on the market, so we wanted to make sure we were testing. Police foundation came up with the initial 50 thousand dollars to go buy these cameras, saved us a lot of time. Probably saved us 3 to 6 months in that process. So it's been, as the mayor has indicated, an evolutionary process one of many years, one that's been accelerated and the public advocate support for our city council support. I'm not aware of anyone actually opposed to this concept, but that's helpful to facilitate moving these processes forward. 4218 Q: This is both for the Commissioner or the mayor. You said--the sergeant said there was a 3.8 second delay, and when the officer flips the camera on to when it begins to record, is there any concern--is that also true for the other cameras you're considering? Is there a concern about--sometimes things happen fast when you're doing an arrest or something and you might miss something in those 3.8 seconds. 4240 DE BLASIO: I'll pass it to Jessie -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5102 Commissioner, you mentioned that isn't there a strict policy that will be in place? You mentioned it might be up to their discretion, will they be required to start reporting the minute they are about to make an arrest or make a stop? 5117 COMMISSIONER Policy's speak to when they will be required to put the cameras on again those policies are drafts and so what we're trying to learn from these officers as to their in actual use are they in fact feasible. One of the policy provisions based on the recent experience in the pink houses will be the requirement that as officers that have engaged in the housing initiative as they do vertical patrols to put the camera 5145 COMMISSIONER on as they begin the patrol and then shut it off at the end of the patrol, so there's an example of a recent experience which has now been added into the policy, so it's like an accordion, it expands as we encounter new issues and new incidents so we're in our learning process right now, this is not 5202 COMMISSIONER a fade accomply (?). Similarly for these two camera devices and let's say these are the cameras we'll eventually use, as new technology becomes available, as we seek to learn from other co--agencies that are working on this we may go in different directions, this is a huge expenditure of funds as well as time commitments so, we want to make sure we get it right once we in fact do it. 5222 Could you just walk through the end of the shift, what do they do at the end of the shift do they-- 5225 COMMISSIONER That's a very good question there's a docking device in each of these precinct station houses. Each officer will have an individually assigned device, it's not a shared device, like the radios the walkie talkies they have. At the end of the shifts they come in, they put the device into the docking device and it is uploaded automatically into the filing systems that will retain it and will also recharge the device 5251 COMMISSIONER for when they retrieve it again. 5253 Commissioner, once three precincts start Friday and what is the mandate on this, what will be taped other than verticals and car stops? 5300 COMMISSIONER I'll ask Jessie to speak to some of the broad guidelines but the three that start this Friday are the three that you just saw this morning, the group of officers that--they will be the [unintell] in Staten Island, the four over in the Bronx and PSA2 over in Brooklyn, in addition to the officers that are wearing the cameras we also have supervisors from those precincts, the supervisors have to be aware of it. 5322 COMMISSIONER Because they have to end up supervising as well as personnel from internal affairs that if there is an incident from internal affairs we gotta retrieve the information fairly quickly, so in addition to the officers there's the supervisory as well as the review staff that have also been trained. --- Eric Garner Case: NYPD Officer Not Indicted in Choke Hold Death A grand jury in Staten Island has decided not indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in relation to the death of Eric Garner, a man that Pantaleo was seen on video putting in an apparent choke hold in July, according to city officials and lawyers for Garner's family. The grand jury's decision means that there will not be criminal charges in the case, but NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said earlier today that there may be up to three other investigations into the incident that could lead to a civil case or federal charges. The grand jury was made up of 23 residents of Staten Island and led by a foreperson. A decision required a majority of the jury -- meaning at least 12 people. Pantaleo, 29, and his police partner, Justin D'Amico, testified in front of the jury. D'Amico appeared only after being granted immunity from prosecution.
8 pm: [program of November 22, 2006]
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FEMALE OFFICER TAZERS HERSELF! (2006)
SGT SHIELA MURPHY PULLED OVER SUSPECT BENJAMIN JACKSON IN A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP. AFTER TELLING THE DRIVER WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE TO GET OUT OF THE CAR, A STRUGGLE BREAKS OUT AND OFFICER ENDS UP GETTING PEPPER SPRAYED AND TASERED.
OFFICER TAZERS DRUNK AND IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT (2006)
A LAPORTE POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER TASERING AN UNCOOPERATIVE DWI SUSPECT. "GET UP, GET UP," THE OFFICER SHOUTED AS THE SUSPECT MOANED ON THE FLOOR. IN ADDITION TO THE ASSAULT CHARGE, OFFICER CARL DAVIS WAS ALSO SUSPENDED.
News night: [broadcast of November 22, 2006]
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HOLIDAY TASERING NOW TRAINING VIDEO 2006
Forty-five seconds. That's how much time went by from the moment when Corp. Thomas O'Connor approached a car during a routine traffic stop to when he fired his taser at the unsuspecting driver. That is not the way I want my officers conducting business," Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. Chief Acevedo said he was appalled when he first saw the tape. "It is my opinion the officer escalated instead of de-escalated the stop," he said. It was an incident that happened last Thanksgiving, long before he took office. Now, almost a year later, he's using it in a training video to demonstrate to other officers how not to use taser guns. The video goes on to show the dash-cam video of the holiday traffic stop. In it, you hear the driver, Eugene Snelling, ask why he was being pulled over. Snelling had his mom and cousin in the new car -- he was allegedly going five miles over the speed limit. O'Connor asked a second time for his driver's license and proof of insurance, and when Snelling doesn't hand it over fast enough, O'Connor tasered Snelling. O'Connor was put on a three day probation after the incident. He is still on the police force today. Since 2004 when APD implemented taser guns, there have been 17 allegations of improper use by officers. Acevedo tells officers watching the video to ask themselves if they would want their family member to be treated this way. And to ask themselves, "Am I that officer? Am I treating people that way for a minor traffic violation? And if you are, please change your behavior." Dash-Cam Video Shows Officer's Improper Taser Use Austin's police chief is using video of what he calls an embarrassment to teach police about the proper use of force. The dashboard camera video provided by the Austin Police Department shows a driver pulled over by Cpl. Thomas O'Connor in November. O'Connor quickly loses control. Cpl. O'Connor: "Step out of the vehicle. Step out of the vehicle. Step out of the vehicle, give me your driver's license and proof of insurance. Step to the back of the vehicle, put your hands on the vehicle. Step to the back of the vehicle. Taser needed!" The driver can be heard screaming in the video. Chief Art Acevedo is showing the video to other officers as a training tool of what not to do. O'Connor was suspended for three days by then Acting Chief Cathy Ellison. Chief Acevedo firm: No more stunts like this Austin, TX, "Statesman"; Editorial Board; 9/30/07 http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/editorial/entries/2007/09/29/acevedo_firm_no_more_stunts_li.html A somber Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is seen on the video asking officers to consider three questions as they watch how a fellow officer conducted a minor traffic stop last year: Would they want their family members to be treated in the same manner as the suspect if stopped by an officer? Would officers be proud of the Austin Police Department if someone outside of the organization saw the tape that recorded the officer’s rudeness and unprovoked use of force? Acevedo looks directly at the camera and asks the third question: “I really want you to take a good hard look inside of yourself and determine, `Am I that officer - am I treating people that way for minor traffic violations?’ “ Those questions signal a titanic shift in the Austin Police Department. It’s a welcome shift that will benefit officers and Austin. With those questions, Acevedo drives home problems that tend to undermine public confidence in police, specifically a lack of transparency that cloaks wrongful - at times outrageous - conduct by Austin officers. By all accounts (except for the department’s Internal Affairs division) the conduct of Cpl. Thomas O’Connor was truly outrageous, when he stopped a driver on MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) last year for going five miles over the speed limit. The driver, Eugene Snelling, was on his way to a family Thanksgiving dinner with his mother, who sat next to him. His cousin was in the back seat of Snelling’s new car. American-Statesman writer Tony Plohetski details the incident, as well as the fallout, in today’s editions. It’s a compelling and informative story that provides a window on the city police department, its policies and the new chief’s leadership. Video of the traffic stop can be viewed at www.statesman.com. The case confirms the value of video cameras in patrol cars. The tape shows that when Snelling seems to question the officer about why he is being stopped and about the officer’s rude manner, O’Connor becomes more agitated, drawing his Taser. Forty-five seconds after demanding Snelling’s license and insurance, O’Connor shot 50,000 volts of electricity into Snelling, who crumples to the pavement. The department’s Internal Affairs division exonerated O’Connor. Some will look at the video and say O’Connor’s conduct is routine - that’s the way Austin police deal with people, especially minority suspects. The difference this time, they will say, is that the incident was caught on video. Snelling is black. O’Connor is white. This is not the only incident in which O’Connor disregarded department policies over minor traffic violations. His actions didn’t sit well with many officers, though, including former acting Chief Cathy Ellison, who recognized O’Connor’s unprovoked use of force. Despite being cleared by Internal Affairs, Ellison suspended O’Connor for three days without pay. That single action moved O’Connor’s disciplinary records and the video into the public domain. O’Connor is still on the force. Austin’s police monitor Cliff Brown also deserves credit. His office viewed the video and pressured the department to use it as a training tool of what not to do. As the new chief, Acevedo took that advice and is using the video and the case to convey his intent to transform the department’s closed culture. He is shining a light on wrongdoing by officers and building a department that officers and residents can be proud of. Acevedo ends his talk on the video by answering his third question: “If you are (this officer in the video), please change your behavior because this administration owes it to the hard-working men and women of the department to hold people accountable. In circumstances like this, we will hold people accountable and the penalty will be very severe.”
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BUST THE WINDOW CHASE (2006)
A WILD CHASE FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF OXFORD, MICHIGAN TO ORION TOWNSHIP WHERE THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF ON THE EXPRESSWAY AND WAS PULLED OVER ON AN EXIT RAMP. WHEN THE POLICE APPROACH THE DRIVER HE IS NOT BEING COOPERATIVE AND HAD A TOY GUN IN HIS POSSESSION. THE COPS DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES AND THEY BREAK HIS WINDOW IN AND TAZER THE BAD GUY TO GET HIS TO COOPERATE.
SMASH THE WINDOW OUT CHASE 2006
A WILD CHASE FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF OXFORD, MICHIGAN TO ORION TOWNSHIP WHERE THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF ON THE EXPRESSWAY AND WAS PULLED OVER ON AN EXIT RAMP. WHEN THE POLICE APPROACH THE DRIVER HE IS NOT BEING COOPERATIVE AND HAD A TOY GUN IN HIS POSSESSION. THE COPS DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES AND THEY BREAK HIS WINDOW IN AND TAZER THE BAD GUY TO GET HIM TO COOPERATE.
MAMA’S BOY TAZER STOP 2006
POLICE PULL OVER A SWERVING MOTORIST. THEY SUSPECT HE’S BEEN DRINKING, BUT THE DRIVER PASSES ALL THE DRUNK DRIVING FIELD TESTS. THEY STILL THINK SOMETHING IS UP WITH THIS GUY AND WHEN THEY ASK MORE QUESTIONS, THE MAN BECOMES BELLIGERENT AND COPS HAVE TO TASER HIM. THE MAN’S MOTHER IS IN THE CAR AND STARTS GOING NUTS! COPS ARREST MAMA TOO!