California Deputy Attempts Chokehold On Driver Who Later Died | NBC Nightly News

Channel: NBC News
Published: 12/22/2019

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The Sonoma County Sheriff’s office released body camera footage of two deputies pursuing a vehicle thought to have been stolen in a carjacking. The driver was actually the car’s owner, David Glen Ward, who died after deputies pulled him through the window, tased him and attempted to put him in a...



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California, sheriff's deputy, is off the job tonight on leave for what his boss calls an extremely troubling incident. Newly released body, cam video shows a deadly encounter between the deputy and a disabled man during a traffic. Stop sarah harmon has details a note. This video is disturbing. It began with the report of a stolen car deputies in pursuit of a vehicle reported missing in a carjackin ...
. What they didn't know. The driver 52 year-old david glen ward, was the car's owner in a video of the stunning confrontation released by the sonoma county sheriff's department, deputy charles blount, can be seen approaching the vehicle the driver, who was physically disabled, struggled to exit the car law enforcementdragging him through The window then tasing him police, say deputy blunt attempted a carotid hold a controversial move designed to cut off blood to the brain. Ward became unresponsive as it became clear ward was the victim, not the carjacker. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead tonight. Sheriff mark essex says he plans to fire deputy plough a 19-year veteran of the force, a lawyer for blount defending his actions telling nbc in a statement. Deputy blount didn't cause david ward's death. Frankly, mr.

ward caused his own death by inexplicably taking a number of bizarre actions alleging he had a serious pre-existing condition and methamphetamine in his system, and there were no indications oftrauma to his neck after shocking footage leaves the community demanding answers. What happens next. An investigation is currently underway, an officer blount is on administrative leave. His attorney tells nbc news, he has not been fired and says. If and when that happens he will absol. We appeal the decision.


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