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Poorly Executed Police Shooting

Dash cam footage retrieved from Officer Amy Wilburn”s patrol vehicle which was recorded during the shooting incident in which she was involved at 9500 Military Parkway on December 9th, 2013.

The following account is summarized from the Internal Affairs investigation.

All radio transmissions indicated that the suspect vehicle was occupied by multiple individuals. Officer Wilburn transmitted over the radio she had observed multiple suspects passing her location and these suspects matched the description given by fellow officers.

At no time after the vehicle was located did officers lose sight of the vehicle, nor broadcast that any suspect had exited the vehicle until another officer reported that the driver of the vehicle fled on foot. The video shows Officer Wilburn did not conduct a felony “high risk” traffic stop to clear or challenge the vehicle, which reportedly contained multiple suspects who were possibly armed.

Officer Wilburn is seen running to the vehicle and not maintaining distance or taking the time a reasonable officer would while approaching a vehicle with armed suspects. Officer Wilburn approached the vehicle alone after two other officers began to chase the driver of the suspect vehicle on foot. Officer Wilburn approached the vehicle without proper cover or with her weapon at the ready position. A reasonable officer in fear for their safety would not have approached a vehicle containing possible armed suspects in this manner.

Officer Wilburn opened the driver”s side door of the still moving vehicle, observed Mr. Kelvion Walker in the passenger seat and immediately drew and fired her weapon. As she approached the passenger door where Mr. Walker was seated, she exposed herself to a possibly armed suspect, an action which a reasonable officer in fear for their safety would not have done.

Officer Wilburn dropped her weapon in the car before running to the passenger side. In the video, a second officer is seen reaching into the vehicle, removing Officer Wilburn”s gun and handing it to her over the roof of the car.

Officer Wilburn thenholstered her gun and failed to stay on target as a reasonable officer would have with a potentially armed and dangerous suspect. Mr. Walker stated he had his hands in the air when Officer Wilburn approached the vehicle and was not resisting nor reaching for anything.

An independent witness who observed the entire incident stated Mr. Walker had his hands up in the air the entire time, indicating surrender, and did not lower his hands until he was shot. After the shooting incident, a search was made of the vehicle and no weapons or contraband were found in the location.


Officer shoots an unarmed man with his hands in the air then drops her gun right next to him.

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Date: 01/19/14 04:43 PM

19 Responses to Poorly Executed Police Shooting

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    Link: Poorly Executed Police Shooting - Officer shoots an unarmed man with his hands in the air then drops her gun right next to him.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm
    Another nincompoop in a police uniform.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I would hazard a guess that Officer Wilburn is a product of Affirmative Action. They HAVE to have a quota of female officers so they pass some in training who should never be let out with a gun & badge.

    You don`t need competence, talent or skill if you have the right demographic.
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    xavroche Male 30-39
    819 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    She rushed over to the car, which she thought was empty, to stop it from hitting the building. She wasn`t expecting someone to be in the car and obviously panicked when she came face to face with a second suspect. Her reaction after the shooting shows that she is clearly in shock and not in control.

    Obviously she made an incorrect split second decision and she has since lost her job for it. As a police officer who has access to the use of lethal force and who should be trained to make correct split second decisions under pressure, she is in the wrong and rightly has been terminated.

    However as a human being who can be prone to panic and to commit errors, it`s unfair to judge her. Unlike what the misleading headline would have you think, she didn`t maliciously shoot an unarmed civilian.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 5:52 pm
    Xavroche that`s a level headed analysis, and I agree with you.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    What he said. *Look 2 down*
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    the police are NOT your friends.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    xavroche - I get what you`re saying, but thousands of dollars went into training her for just this sort of situation. She is just incompetent. If this were a man would you excuse his behavior so easily? A man would face charges for this but a woman is given a pass `cause "she panicked". It`s all on her. But "she panicked" is acceptable only for you and I...not someone who went through MONTHS of training on this topic and how to handle these situation.

    A male officer would face jail time for shooting someone without cause. Are you saying women are not to be held to the same standard? They are less accountable for their actions?

    Fired is a good call. She does not belong on the force.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm
    Gerry i see your point, hmm, would a male cop get harsher punishment? I`m not so sure, but I`m guilty of treating women more sensitively, it might be a evolutionary thing.

    And I don`t mean to pick on you... but weren`t you arguing it was the minivan mom`s fault for getting themselves into that situation and not the trigger happy cops in that earlier post? So in this case, it would be the drivers/fleeing guy`s fault?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm
    Well don`t drating run! lol
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    Ogen Male 18-29
    441 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 2:54 am
    @auburnjunky: You seriously need to learn to read. The person who was shot was sitting in the passenger seat.
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    Col- Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 20, 2014 at 5:46 am
    Ogen, idk if you are actually retarded or what, but he jumped in the passenger seat after he was driving, herp derp. Its a common tactic to pretend they arent driving.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 7:03 am
    Oh Sweepofdeath what a surprise....

    You know these post don`t cure boredom they cause debate which is a poor way to generate comments.

    As for the officer bad form but I can`t exactly see what happened in that car in the video. It`s easy to criticize someone from the comfort of your PC when you don`t have to risk your life and deal with the scum of the earth everyday. Perhaps we should get the officers side of the story too...or would that be listening to evidence too much for you?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 7:08 am
    and regarding this witness out of curiosity did this happen to be in "da hood" cause most people standing out on the street there aren`t going to give you an honest story.

    the police are NOT your friends.
    If you`re ever in trouble try calling up the crips, bloods, latin kings and ect let me know how that plays out for you.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 8:48 am
    Col-,
    So nice of you to be nasty in your first ever post. You`re also wrong, Ogen is correct. Take another look at the video - the driver clearly bolted and ran. The person remaining in the car, then, was the passenger. Unless you think the passenger jumped out the driver`s seat while the driver squeezed past him/her and into the passenger seat at the same time. So who was being retarded, here?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 8:56 am
    @McGovern1981,
    Personally, I find that debate goes a long way in mitigating boredom. Aside from that, I completely agree with both of your comments.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm
    I`ve dealt with police personally. My house was broken into, full hand prints were clearly visible on the window that was broken into. It was winter, and there were also footprints leading to the window. The officer said...

    Write down everything that was stolen and we will "keep an eye out for it". riiiight.

    The ONLY thing a police officer wants to do is exercise force on people, barring that, they don`t give a flying f*** what happens to you.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    paperduck, pick on me all you want....I can take it ;) Yes I did say Van Mom was responsible, but she shot a passenger, not the driver. How responsible for where a car goes is the passenger?

    I have no doubt it`s a thug in that car. But she shot him point blank out of panic. That`s just not good police work!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    January 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm
    @Agent00Smith,
    I`m sorry you`ve had the kind of experience that leaves you withthat opinion of the police. I`ve said for years that a$$h0les come in all shapes and sizes and you`ll find them in all walks of life. That, of course, includes members of the police force. I`ve also had personal experience with the police, including a time when I was stopped because they were looking for someone who
    got away in a car that looked like mine. In every case, so far, the officer was courteous and respectful, and comported himself in a professional fashion, so my opinion of them is rather better than what you were left with.

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