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November 17, 2014

Officer’s Body Camera Not Working When He Shot Man in the Back as He Ran Away

Officer’s Body Camera Not Working When He Shot Man in the Back as He Ran Away

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An officer involved in a shooting that left Darrien Hunt dead was wearing a body camera, but the camera was not active during the incident, police say.

Utah authorities confirmed to FOX 13 on Friday that Officer Nicholas Judson was wearing a body camera that was not active when he shot Hunt in the back.

The NAACP held a protest at the headquarters of Saratoga Springs police in response to the revelation.

“What good does wearing a Body Camera by officers [do] if they are not turned on?” Jeanetta Williams, President for the NAACP’s Salt Lake Branch and Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah, said in a press release issued late Friday night. “…It is fortunate that a local business had video footage that showed Darien Hunt running away from officers and not attacking them.”

As BreakingBrown previously reported, two officers were recently cleared in the fatal shooting of 22 year old Darrien Hunt, who was holding a samurai sword when he was shot dead. In explaining why the officers who confronted Hunt would not face charges, Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman said the officers were reacting to a threat because Hunt lunged at them.

“He did not stop after being given a verbal command to stop,” Buhman said. “The time it would have taken for Mr. Hunt with the sword still in his hand after having stabbed or sliced at officers, it would have been a matter of seconds before he reached someone else.”

But as The Guardian previously confirmed with Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county, “Hunt was in fact alleged to have lunged at the officers outside a bank several dozen yards away from where he ultimately died.”

Hunt was also shot six times in the back, according to the family’s independent autopsy.

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8 thoughts on “Officer’s Body Camera Not Working When He Shot Man in the Back as He Ran Away

  1. mensa517 says:

    If that’s not outright murder., what is?

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  3. DouglasSteward says:

    IT SHOWS HOW AMERICAS MANIAC WHITE SATANIC REPUBLICAN MORONS ARE USING ANY AND EVERYWAY TO WREAK HAVOC AND DESTRUCTION FOR THE DEVIL INSIDE AMERICA AND ABROAD!!! WE VICTIMS NEED THE WORLD TO COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE EVIL WHITE AMERICANS THAT ARE OUT TO DESTROY THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES!!! INVESTIGATE AMERICA AS A GRAVE YARD OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OR NO JUSTICE NO PEACE NO PEACE NO JUSTICE!!!

  4. queenofmeanest says:

    The victim lunged at the officer but was shot in the back six times?  Why did the pig turn the camera off or not turn it on?

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