By Ellyn Couvillion

The Instances-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

ALEXANDRIA, La. — Video launched Sunday by Louisiana State Police as a part of its investigation right into a deadly, officer-involved capturing in Alexandria earlier this month reveals the site visitors cease shortly eroding right into a battle between the motive force and a Rapides Parish sheriff’s deputy.

The incident that occurred over 58 seconds on seventh Road in Alexandria at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 ended seconds after the motive force, Derrick J. Kittling, 45, grabbed the officer’s taser that ended up on the bottom within the battle; the officer, mendacity on the bottom beneath Kittling at that time, then fired his weapon.

Kittling is the brother of State Police Lt. Col. Kenny Van Buren, who shouldn’t be concerned within the investigation, State Police have mentioned.

The “important incident briefing” video was posted on the LSP Fb web page Sunday, “to present the neighborhood a greater understanding” of the case, Lt. Melissa Matey, a State Police spokesperson, mentioned within the posting.

It consists of video from the officer’s body-worn digicam, the deputy’s dashboard digicam in his patrol unit and photographs offered by a bystander.

“The investigation continues to be in its early levels,” Matey mentioned.

Viewer discretion is suggested. Within the movies, the firing of the gun might be heard; Kittling is usually out of view at that time. After firing his weapon, the officer, heard respiration closely, will get again into his unit and requires emergency medical providers.

Kittling was transported to an area hospital for remedy, however died of his accidents.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Workplace referred to as for the investigation about an hour after the incident.

Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating company into capturing. The incident scene was processed by Louisiana State Police Crime Lab Technicians, with the help of Alexandria Police Division crime scene investigators.

The physique cam video and sprint board video present the beginning of the site visitors cease, with Kittling getting out of his pickup truck and showing to begin strolling away.

The deputy calls repeatedly to Kittling to stroll to the again of the truck and face the truck.

“For what?” Kittling asks, strolling to the again of the truck however persevering with to face the deputy.

The battle breaks out because the deputy makes an attempt to show Kittling round and handcuff him, with each males seen falling to the bottom and glimpses of the battle for management of the taser recorded.

It’s unclear from the movies if both of the boys was tasered; somebody cries out greater than as soon as within the recordings.


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