New Video of Raymond Herrise Shooting Released: Police Threaten Cameraman at Gunpoint
A second graphic video of Miami Beach and Hialeah police officers firing over 100 bullets into Raymond Herrise's car has been released, and it's one the officers really didn't want you to see. When they noticed 35-year-old Narces Benoit had filmed the incident on his phone they threatened him at gunpoint (as seen in the video), and then smashed the phone on the ground. Benoit however was able to salvage the sim-card and hid it from police in his mouth.
The video confirms reports that police officers threatened several witnesses who had captured the incident on video or in pictures, and smashed their phones or camera. Benoit however would not release his video unless a media outlet purchased it. Eventually CNN ponied up the dough.
From CNN :
"When he noticed me recording, one of the officers jumped in the truck, put a pistol to my head," Benoit said. "My phone was smashed - he stepped on it, handcuffed me."
Juan Sanchez a detective with Miami Beach Police Department said he could not comment on how officers that night handled eyewitnesses who may have filmed the incident, because the matter could become the subject of an internal investigation or a civil lawsuit.
Benoit has retained an attorney, and is considering filing a lawsuit.
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