Utah State Police footage shows a barrage of shootings that killed a 25-year-old man

Police in Farmington, Utah, released body camera footage on Wednesday. The footage captured the barrage of gunfire that killed a 25-year-old man during a traffic stop last week.

Chase Allan was stopped by Farmington Police near the Post Office at around 3:20 pm on March 1st. Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen said at a press conference after officers found illegal license plates (placards with flags) on Alan’s blue BMW. Wednesday meeting.

At a press conference, Johnsen told reporters that the police started shooting when he saw Alan put his hand down, but what happened in those few seconds because the body camera’s view was not clear. He also said it was unclear exactly.

Images captured from a police body camera show officers targeting the car of 25-year-old Chase Alan. Alan was killed by police during a traffic stop on March 1, 2023. / Credit: Farmington City Police, via AP

Images captured from a police body camera show officers targeting the car of 25-year-old Chase Alan. Alan was killed by police during a traffic stop on March 1, 2023. / Credit: Farmington City Police, via AP

The footage, a compilation of five body-worn police cameras and one dashboard camera, shows a police car following Alan’s BMW into a parking lot. The officer parks behind Alan’s car, walks up to it, and taps on his driver’s window. Alan breaks open the window with his cell phone in his hand.

“The reason you were stopped today is because your car doesn’t have registration,” the officer told Alan in the video.

“No registration required, no questions answered,” Alan replies.

“Okay,” the officer says, then calls backup.

The cop and Alan go back and forth as to why he was pulled over before the cop tells Alan he is “bound and not free to leave”. He then continues to ask for identification. Alan can be heard claiming what he claims to be the legal basis for refusing his offer.

“I understand what you’re saying,” the officer replies. “But you have to legally identify yourself.”

A further argument ensues before Alan gives the policeman his passport. A policeman then orders Alan to get out of his car. At this point, the video shows other officers arriving on the scene.

Alan is seen refusing to get out of the car. He still wears his seat belt and has his cell phone.

“I don’t have to,” Alan told police.

The body camera footage then stops, highlighting what the police claim is “Mr. Allan’s waist holster.” According to police, the holster is “curved upward” so that it can be seen through the driver’s window.

Wearing a khaki coat and a trucker’s hat, Alan still refuses to go outside when another officer warns him that if he doesn’t comply, he will “break the window and pull you out.” increase.

Alan is seen moving his cell phone from his left hand to his right hand as the officers open the driver’s door. The police video then stops, highlighting what they claim is Alan’s right hand moving towards the holster.

When another officer in a beanie leans over the front seat and tries to catch Alan, one of the officers yells “Gun! Gun! Gun!”

As the cops slam the door, we see five cops draw their guns and quickly fire several shots at the BMW. A policeman then shouts “Cease fire” and the shooting stops.

The cops pull Alan’s body out of the car. The footage stops again, highlighting the “empty” holster on his hip. The video then shows a gun on the floor partially visible under the driver’s mat.

The five officers involved in the shooting have not been identified.

“I think they should have some privacy now,” Johnsen said Wednesday.

Alan’s family accused police of a “brutal murder” and said he was “obstructed” by police, according to a statement. Publish to local media last week. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Alan’s family said Alan “had studied law for several years and was a patriot doing what he could to protect the freedoms and freedoms of people in his community.” Told.

Four of the five officers have been with the Farmington Police Department for seven to eight months, and the fifth is a 12-year veteran, Johnsen said. Although the police’s situation was not clear, Johnsen said his force was 20% less than his and thanked other police departments for helping him with his day-to-day duties.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Alan’s family said the officer who pulled him over “asked several other officers to come to the scene a few blocks before the stop.” I objected to the statement.

“I would like to point out that there was a statement prior to this that a backup was required, which is not entirely true,” police said.

“It’s a tragic end to what started as a daily traffic stop,” said Johnsen.

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