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Danquirs Franklin Appears to Comply as He is Shot by CMPD

Body camera footage from March 25th shooting has been released

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Body camera footage from March 25th shooting has been released

On Monday afternoon, CMPD released body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting which took the life of 27-year-old father, Danquirs Franklin on March 25, 2019.

Video shows Franklin being ordered multiple times to put down a gun, which is not visible. He appears to reach to his side with his right hand and pull out a gun by the barrel, without pointing it at anyone, in a possible attempt to comply with orders. Officer Wende Kerle then fires two shots, at least one of which hits Franklin. After being shot, Franklin turns and says to officers “you told me to…”

CMPD has said although multiple officers were on the scene, only Officer Kearle’s body camera footage is available.

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