Police Dash cam video released after elderly man shot during traffic stop

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Mike

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Mar 16, 2014
 
YORK, SC (WBTV)-
A South Carolina deputy who during a traffic stop shot a 70-year-old man reaching for his cane broke down in tears as other officers arrived.

Investigators in York County held a news conference Wednesday afternoon where Sheriff Bruce Bryant released the in car video of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 25.

An elderly man was shot by a York County Sheriff's deputy that Tuesday evening during a traffic stop, according to officials.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on North Main Street near Motseller Street in Clover.

Officials say Deputy Terrence Knox, a three-year veteran of the department, pulled over a pickup truck being driven by 70-year-old Bobby Canipe because of an expired license plate.

Canipe then got out of the truck and Deputy Terrance Knox yells "Sir" a few times and Canipe keeps moving.

When he reaches in the bed and gets the cane, Knox yells "whoa" and starts shooting. Canipe was hit once.

Knox then almost as quickly seems to realize Canipe had a cane, then cursed and rushed to help.

"The situation is very unfortunate. It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox's actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life; however, a full internal investigation will be conducted," Sheriff Bruce Bryant said in a statement released the follow day.

Canipe was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Deputy Knox was not injured. He has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending a full investigation.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is now investigating the case.

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Mike

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This is why when a Police Officer pulls you over you should stay in your vehicle.
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No that goes to show how these punks are not qualified to handle a firearm, he had no regard of where his shots ended up not to mention missing his mark by unloading on this poor man with intentions to kill... So I guess everyone thanks it's ok that this happens all the time? Pathetic
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No that goes to show how these punks are not qualified to handle a firearm, he had no regard of where his shots ended up not to mention missing his mark by unloading on this poor man with intentions to kill... So I guess everyone thanks it's ok that this happens all the time? Pathetic
No common sense. An old man and his wife pulled over for a expired tag. After approaching the car he should have realized nothing about their demeanor called for a heightened state of alert. The us against them and everyone is potentially a dangerous criminal attitude is infecting the poorest ones minds.
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Mike, find a gas station, point your vehicle toward the pumps and press your foot on the accelerator to the fullest extent possible while in gear until it melts off.
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Mar 17, 2014
 
Johnson Racing wrote:
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No common sense. An old man and his wife pulled over for a expired tag. After approaching the car he should have realized nothing about their demeanor called for a heightened state of alert. The us against them and everyone is potentially a dangerous criminal attitude is infecting the poorest ones minds.
sorry but is this Allen? If so you are an amazing driver!!
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Police have way too much power.
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I see all the morons has came out to comment on my discussion. I justwonder how many of you have ever been a cop.
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See guys it's "His Discussion" bet you don't like any of the rights you swore to uphold huh Mike? So you have to stoop to the level we can best expect from someone with you're endowment, like name calling, glad you make up the only percentage of the population that aren't morons, we can all trust in you mike ;)
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Mike wrote:
I see all the morons has came out to comment on my discussion. I justwonder how many of you have ever been a cop.
Probably none of us. Some of us still have morals.
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This is one of a thousand reasons police should be honored. Their job is very hard. Life changing and ending decisions are made in seconds. http://m.youtube.com/watch...
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Pops wrote:
This is one of a thousand reasons police should be honored. Their job is very hard. Life changing and ending decisions are made in seconds. http://m.youtube.com/watch...
So the idea is shoot first, while keeping that video on you're mind, and then ask questions? I don't see how the two compare?? Besides the trucks looking similar, tragic what happened to that officer though and I'm not defending the shooter I just think there was a thousand things the officer did wrong and many lessons were probably learned from that and many more, but you have to admit the number of innocent people dying at the hands of cops has risen to a level that is beyond unacceptable, but you wouldn't know that by watching you're lame stream media and drinking you're fluoride water while trying to keep up with the jones' and being trendy!(The general public, not you pops)
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Johnson Racing wrote:
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No common sense. An old man and his wife pulled over for a expired tag. After approaching the car he should have realized nothing about their demeanor called for a heightened state of alert. The us against them and everyone is potentially a dangerous criminal attitude is infecting the poorest ones minds.
If you think someone disobeying my commands while simultaneously reaching in the back of his truck isn't going to heighten my state of alertness, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.

If you don't think my state of alertness is going to continue to be heightened when the very person who is disobeying my lawful commands, regardless of his age, reaches into the back of his truck and returns with an elongated object pointed in my direction, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.

If you believe that all cop killers come in a nicely defined, little package that, by their mere presence, can be easily recognized, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.

If you can't understand why, just by the nature of my job, that I continually stay in a heightened state of awareness while performing the duties of my job, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.

My job requires me to carry a firearm and a protective vest deigned to stop bullets for a reason. I'm trained to shoot a multitude of different weapons in a myriad of situations for a reason. If you don't want to be that person who walks up to an unknown car occupied by unknown persons in the middle of the night out in the middle of the nowhere, I certainly respect and fully understand that decision.

But when it comes time for me to do the part of my job that I have dreaded since the day I started my profession and hoped I would never have to do, then don't try and pretend you know how I'm supposed to act and how I'm supposed to feel. Fair enough?
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So...if I shot a 70 year old man because I "feared for my life" I would be on trial for murder,but because a cop did it he had Just Cause? Bullshit. An idiot with a gun is an idiot with a gun-doesnt matter if he is wearing a badge or not. At the very least,this officer needs to be removed from the force and never given a loaded gun again in his life.
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If you think someone disobeying my commands while simultaneously reaching in the back of his truck isn't going to heighten my state of alertness, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you don't think my state of alertness is going to continue to be heightened when the very person who is disobeying my lawful commands, regardless of his age, reaches into the back of his truck and returns with an elongated object pointed in my direction, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you believe that all cop killers come in a nicely defined, little package that, by their mere presence, can be easily recognized, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you can't understand why, just by the nature of my job, that I continually stay in a heightened state of awareness while performing the duties of my job, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
My job requires me to carry a firearm and a protective vest deigned to stop bullets for a reason. I'm trained to shoot a multitude of different weapons in a myriad of situations for a reason. If you don't want to be that person who walks up to an unknown car occupied by unknown persons in the middle of the night out in the middle of the nowhere, I certainly respect and fully understand that decision.
But when it comes time for me to do the part of my job that I have dreaded since the day I started my profession and hoped I would never have to do, then don't try and pretend you know how I'm supposed to act and how I'm supposed to feel. Fair enough?
Very well said... And thank you for your service.
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ImACop wrote:
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If you think someone disobeying my commands while simultaneously reaching in the back of his truck isn't going to heighten my state of alertness, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you don't think my state of alertness is going to continue to be heightened when the very person who is disobeying my lawful commands, regardless of his age, reaches into the back of his truck and returns with an elongated object pointed in my direction, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you believe that all cop killers come in a nicely defined, little package that, by their mere presence, can be easily recognized, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
If you can't understand why, just by the nature of my job, that I continually stay in a heightened state of awareness while performing the duties of my job, then it is you that needs his common sense questioned.
My job requires me to carry a firearm and a protective vest deigned to stop bullets for a reason. I'm trained to shoot a multitude of different weapons in a myriad of situations for a reason. If you don't want to be that person who walks up to an unknown car occupied by unknown persons in the middle of the night out in the middle of the nowhere, I certainly respect and fully understand that decision.
But when it comes time for me to do the part of my job that I have dreaded since the day I started my profession and hoped I would never have to do, then don't try and pretend you know how I'm supposed to act and how I'm supposed to feel. Fair enough?
Do you live in the dark? You're comparisons are twisted and so leftist or you only work 3rd shift? Or I guess you are just trained to believe that everyone is a potential criminal, that's a shame you should not be so selfish in thinking so but I'm glad you say you are fully qualified to Make the "decision" but then again they all say that, all you are concerned with is everyone obeying you're commands and all is well, you sir are a product of the police state and I bet you can't wait for some event to bring on marshal law and start busting down doors huh? And don't think I'm some rebellious cop hater, I am good friends with several officers of the law including chief of a local office and they are good men and don't think like you, my problem is how this is always justified not to mention the paid vacation you get before being awarded for murder.
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Looketh over there wrote:
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Do you live in the dark? You're comparisons are twisted and so leftist or you only work 3rd shift? Or I guess you are just trained to believe that everyone is a potential criminal, that's a shame you should not be so selfish in thinking so but I'm glad you say you are fully qualified to Make the "decision" but then again they all say that, all you are concerned with is everyone obeying you're commands and all is well, you sir are a product of the police state and I bet you can't wait for some event to bring on marshal law and start busting down doors huh? And don't think I'm some rebellious cop hater, I am good friends with several officers of the law including chief of a local office and they are good men and don't think like you, my problem is how this is always justified not to mention the paid vacation you get before being awarded for murder.
I can assure you that I am, like most officers, very conservative in my beliefs - no one who knows me has ever mistaken me as a "leftist." Most "leftists" don't survive long in my profession. If you studied history instead of festering on Internet propaganda, you would know that when nations move towards a police state, it is accomplished by the military, not law enforcement. I know of no officers who wish for a police state as we would most likely be the first ones imprisoned for our rebellion to those efforts.

As for the officer's actions in this video, it is obvious the decision he made will be one that will haunt him for the rest of his life. He will be subject to a criminal investigation by an outside agency, an internal administrative/criminal investigation, and a presentment of the facts to a grand jury for determination of charges, if any. People from the jurisdiction he serves will be deciding his fate, not his peers.

If cleared of any charges, this officer will have to undergo mandatory psychological counseling and he will not be able to return to his duties until he proves he is able to fire his weapon. Many do not return.

Does your job require you to go through such scrutiny? Are your actions monitored by a video and audio recorder? Is your fate decided by people who have no idea what your job entails? Most likely not. The mere fact that you even have the opportunity to view the actions of this officer should reveal to you the efforts being made by LE agencies across the country to ensure the public we do not operate in a "society" closed to those outside our realm.

There are no laws that require us to have video recorders in our cars. Our actions the past several decades may have led us to this point, but to quote an old Bob Dylan song, the times they are a changin'.
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Very well said... And thank you for your service.
Thank you, Mike!
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Actually my job is as important or more than yours as far as being scrutinized I'm under a microscope constantly as I am an A&P helicopter maintainer, so sorry I'm not some uneducated dumb redneck like you probably think, I am well aware of the heightened state of insecurity that is forced upon all civilians of this great republic
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