On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 5:26pm, Minneapolis Police Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a male firing a handgun in a residential neighborhood near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North. Shortly after receiving the call, a squad arrived in the area, a foot chase ensued, and officers fatally shot Thurman Blevins.
Officers’ body worn cameras (BWC) captured the response to the call. The video you are about to see, the stabilized and analyzed video, was not produced by the Minneapolis Police Department. It was produced by an independent entity – the National Center for Audio & Video Forensics in Beverly Hills, California – which ran this video through a stabilizing process and analyzed the video. The stabilizing software identifies pixels from each frame and aligns them to help limit the “shake” that can occur without altering the content. Both responding MPD officers’ BWC videos are included in this footage.
Upon the officers exiting the squad car, you may hear clicking sounds. This sound is a product of audio disturbance from the microphone and does not reflect gun shots.
Please be advised that the video you are about to see is very graphic. This video is not suitable for young people or sensitive viewers.