ANTIOCH — Newly obtained video taken by a civilian reveals 4 Antioch officers firing dozens of pictures at an armed 30-year-old man as he runs from them, including new flame to the town’s most up-to-date police controversy.
The video of the Oct. 1 police taking pictures, taken from a close-by balcony, reveals Antioch officers hearth a number of occasions at Antioch resident Daniel Mackin as he runs away. After Mackin runs out of the body, the officers hearth greater than a dozen pictures at Mackin. Police have mentioned that Mackin pointed a gun on the officers after they shot.
The video obtained by this information group doesn’t present Mackin pointing a gun on the officers after they hearth the preliminary pictures. He runs with one hand seen and one other one tucked in or close to his hoodie, and a number of other officers and two canines run behind him.
The video reveals Mackin run from a van away from the pursuing officers, certainly one of whom stumbles and falls throughout the foot pursuit. As the primary few pictures are fired, two of the pursuing officers decelerate, presumably to keep away from being caught within the line of fireplace. Then, as Mackin leaves the seen body of the video, quite a few gunshots are heard.
“Rattling, they’re actually poppin’ at” him an onlooker’s voice may be heard saying because the gunfire erupts.
Mackin was hospitalized with gunshot wounds however survived the taking pictures, which stays beneath investigation by the Contra Costa District Legal professional’s Workplace. County prosecutors haven’t formally cleared the officers, however they’ve charged Mackin with assault with a lethal weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest courtroom information present.
Police launched the names of the officers final week, however have but to launch physique digicam footage. The officers embody Kyle Armstrong, a rookie cop who was nonetheless in his first week on the job. The opposite three have been recognized as Thomas Borg, Dustin Dibble and Shawn Marques. Authorities mentioned the taking pictures occurred at about 7:40 a.m. on Oct. 1 close to A and West third streets on the town’s waterfront.
Armstrong had been sworn in simply 4 days earlier after finishing a coaching academy in Alameda County. He was certainly one of six new hires all sworn in on the identical day, as the town continues its efforts to interchange those that have been charged with felonies in a huge corruption scandal implicating Antioch and Pittsburg’s police forces.
Mackin was needed on a Ramey homicide warrant, which means that police supposed to query him in reference to a murder. Any hope of acquiring a press release from Mackin appears to have vanished now; he sustained a number of gunshot accidents and was hospitalized, however survived.
Police arrested him on suspicion of murder and theft; assault with a lethal weapon on a peace officer; being a felon in possession of a gun; receiving a stolen automobile and resisting arrest. He has not been charged in reference to the murder, and neither police nor county prosecutors have divulged which murder it was.
The officers have been positioned on paid administrative depart after the taking pictures, per division coverage. Authorities didn’t say instantly whether or not the officers had returned to work because the taking pictures.
The town is already coping with a large-scale investigation into officers’ racist, homophobic and sexist textual content messages, which has as a lot as 40 % of the pressure on paid administration depart. Then there’s the current slew of indictments issued in August, geared toward 14 present and former Pittsburg and Antioch police staff.