“The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received calls of a possible active shooter at Drai’s Nightclub located inside of the Cromwell at approximately 1:30 am on August 27, 2017″, the statement reads.
According to McMahill, “As [officers] moved toward the nightclub, an individual later identified as Bennett was seen crouched down behind a gaming machine as the officers approached“. Once Bennett was in the officers’ view he quickly ran out of the south doors, jumped over a wall onto Flamingo Road East of Las Vegas Boulevard into traffic. He said the officer who apprehended Bennett did not have hid body camera on at the time.
McMahill said Bennett was detained for approximately 10 minutes.
“Mr. Bennett at the scene had the incident explained to him by a supervisor and he said that he understood and that he had no problem with what the officer did, just the one that he claimed pointed a gun at his head”.
Bennett claims he was taken by officers to a nearby police vehicle, where they released him without charge after confirming his identity. McMahill said Bennett ran and that because of his actions and “the information we had at the time”, the officers believed he may have been involved in the reported shooting.
“I can tell you as I stand here today, I see no evidence of that“.
“I see no evidence that race played any role in this incident“, instead pointing out that during the search, “officers evacuated people of many races and that both officers involved in the incident are of Hispanic origin“, he added. Check out the his emotional response below.
There have been calls for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to release additional body cam footage to clear things up once and for all.
But he says police internal affairs investigators are now going through hundreds of other videos.
Bennett spoke briefly Wednesday at the Seahawks’ practice facility.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says being detained by Las Vegas police was a “traumatic” experience.
Watch some of the footage from the Bennett incident below.
“People sometimes think the game is the most important thing”, Bennett said.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday that “what happened with Michael is a classic illustration of the reality of inequalities that are demonstrated daily”, while NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offered his and the league’s support to Bennett. “I had to walk out of meetings because I broke down crying, just thinking about what could have happened, what could have been”. I don’t really have the answers.
Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register said in a statement before the resignation decision that Lt. Gregg Abbott, a 28-year veteran of the force, should be fired for his words. I think he’s doing well. “So many people have had the experience that I had, and they are not here to tell the story”.
“Michael’s doing well”, Martellus said.
“I’m very proud of Michael and the way that he handled it”, Martellus said. “We will support Michael and all National Football League players in promoting mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they loyally serve and fair and equal treatment under the law”.
In reaction to the incident and the post, Bennett’s fellow NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who pioneered sit-downs during national anthems before a game in protest at the oppression of black people, expressed his disgust.