In this shocking video, New Jersey cops stand by and do nothing while an out of control police dog mauls a man to death, before one cop turns to witnesses who were recording and demands their camera phones in an effort to hide their actions (or inaction).
But it doesn’t appear as if the Vineland cop succeeded in obtaining the phones because so far, two videos ended up published in local news sites, including one posted below.
However, the footage from both videos cuts out after the cop demands the footage and the various news reports make no mention of what actually took place afterwards.
But from the footage that has been posted at this time, we can see that the cops were ordering 32-year-old Philip White to roll over as he lay on his back, his hands covering his face, trying to protect himself from a police dog biting away at his neck and face.
At one point, a cop can be heard saying, “he tried to grab my gun,” but there is no indication in the video that White actually tried to.
“They punched him, stomped him, kicked him and then they let the dog out of the car,” said Ricardo Garcia. “The dog bit him on his face and around his body. There’s no call for that. Once a man is handcuffed and unconscious, you should have stuck him in the patrol car and take him to the police station. Instead they decided to beat him right here.”
Another witness, Luis Martinez, also insisted White wasn’t doing anything wrong and that the officers used excessive force.
“The other cop let the dog out and they just kept punching him and the dog kept biting him at the same time,” Martinez said. “He was on the floor. Like, he was knocked out.”
A dog is heard barking on a police dispatch recording of the incident.
“118 West Grape,” the dispatcher says in the recording. “Subject…hyperventilating. Officers out.”
An officer is also heard on the recording.
“Slow all units down,” the officer says. “Subject under…tried disarming me…tried to grab my gun.”
But police insist that White remained “combative” throughout the whole altercation and was so aggressive that one cop suffered a “serious shoulder injury.”
However, the cops in the video do not appear to be suffering any injury of any kind.
Watch the video BELOW:
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