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Greenfield Wisconsin Police Release Video of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Greenfield Wisconsin Police Release Video of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Warning this video is graphic and not suitable for children.

Screen capture from dash cam video Credit Greenfield Wisconsin Police Department

Screen capture from dashcam video Credit Greenfield Wisconsin Police Department

Greenfield Wisconsin Police Department Press Release

Greenfield Police Share Video of Violent Shooting of Officer

Following are remarks from Greenfield Police Chief Jay Johnson that accompany the video of the officer?involved shooting on August 22, 2021. The officer who was shot is now recovering at home and hopes to make a full recovery.

Hello, I’m Jay Johnson, Chief of Police for the Greenfield Police Department.

It has been a little over a month since I delivered the difficult news to you that we nearly lost a police officer in the line of duty at the hands of a dangerous felon. You don’t have to take my word for it – I’m going to show you the video.
We edited this video down to 5 minutes incorporating the various body-worn and squad camera views, but I assure you, we did not leave out anything that would alter your perspective. We also highlighted certain parts to help you more clearly see what actually occurred.

This case is still under investigation by the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team, so we’re not showing the entire video. But we want the community to know what our officers went through that night, and to correct
any misinformation you may have heard.

On August 22, 2021, a Greenfield police officer witnessed a subject run a red light. The officer, who is labeled as “Officer 1” in the video, activated his lights and siren and attempted to stop the subject.

As you will see for yourselves in the video, the officer tried several times to get the subject to pull over and park, only to have him continue to flee from the police. You’ll see a backup officer arrive and the suspect speed
away from her and Officer 1.

Efforts to stop the subject continued with a third officer deploying spike strips – a tire deflation device – to get the subject to stop but he continued to flee, crashing into another driver.

The suspect vehicle’s airbags deployed, and the suspect refused to show officers his hands, so the threat to the officers inside the vehicle was unknown.

You’ll see and hear them, guns drawn, ordered the suspect to show them his hands 18 times, which he refused to do. You’ll also see a bystander interject herself into this dangerous scene, causing the officers to divert their attention from the suspect. This adds an additional danger to this scene.

Officer 1 gets right up to the windshield to try and see both the suspect’s hands. It will be clear to you when you hear Officer 1’s commands that the suspect is keeping his right hand from view. Suddenly the suspect shoots multiple times at Officer 1 through the windshield, hitting him. The officers now we’re in a fight for their lives.

As the suspect ran away, he jumped over the downed officer, firing at him at point-blank range. The suspect died a short distance away after being shot by police.

What you’ll see then is this incredibly brave, young backup officer tends to wounded Officer 1’s injuries. He is shot and badly wounded. You will see her save his life.

What you’ll see in this video is the kind of danger police officers face every day. You will see their bravery.
Their heroism.

Their commitment to this community.

You’ll see the incident in its entirety first, and then you will see the highlighted version. Be aware that this video is very disturbing to watch.

The suspect was an armed felon who made the decision to flee from the police. He put our community, our citizens, and our officers in danger. And you know this – because you just saw it for yourself.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this difficult video.

Thank you to the community members who prayed for our officers.

And thank you to all the members of the Greenfield Police Department.

NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

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