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US Marshal Questioned for Pointing Gun

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October 2, 2015
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US Marshal questioned for pointing gun


A US Marshal has come under fire for pointing his weapon in the direction of bystanders, who were filming near the front door of the home. The video has now gone viral with more than 1.5 views. From WMC 5:A U.S. Marshal is receiving threats after a Facebook post of marshals taking a suspect into custody received a lot of attention on social media.The cell phone video, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, shows the suspect, Bobby Gibbs, being taken into custody without incident.As Gibb’s family member Corterian Wright videotapes the takedown, a marshal points his rifle at Wright.You can see the light from the officer’s mount reflecting in the lens of the camera. Wright asked the officer why he was holding the gun on him, and the marshal replied that Wright could shoot him.


The U.S. Marshal’s Office released this statement:

“Members of our task force were there to arrest a fugitive wanted for several violent felonies including Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated kidnapping. The fugitive was in an apartment which posed an unknown threat to task force memberson the scene. As the fugitive emerged from the residence, he was taken into custody. In accordance with USMS policy, task force members secured the scene until the fugitive was secure and transported. Once the fugitive was transported, task force membersleft the area.”

While the marshal’s bosses said he followed policy, the man behind the camera wants a reprimand."It was like 12 officers in all,” said Corterian Wright, who filmed the video. “Out of 12, 11 were very professional."Wright said he was mostly worried about Gibbs’ pregnant fiancé, Lafestia Keely.“I was afraid for my life,” Keely said.The U.S. Marshal’s Office said the suspect was wanted for “several violent felonies, including aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping,” and that “the fugitive was in an apartment which posed an unknown threat to task force members.”See WMC Action News 5 for their full story.From Fox 13:https://youtu.be/-DF81vdz6fILet us know what you think on Facebook or in the comments section below.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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