Video shows Kansas officer shooting, wounding man

March 25, 2019 - 7:01 pm

Dashcam video has been released of a Kansas police officer shooting and wounding a man in a case in which the rookie officer told investigators that she intended to fire her Taser but instead used her firearm.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the video is from the patrol vehicle of an officer who pulled over Akira Lewis, 35, for a suspected seatbelt violation near downtown Lawrence. Lewis said in the video that he was pulled over because he is black. When he refuses to provide identification, officer Brindley Blood was summoned.

She is seen shooting Lewis when he punches and tackles the other officer. Blood is charged with aggravated battery and resigned from the police force in January. Lewis was treated at a hospital and is charged with several misdemeanors.

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