Earlier this month, Mary blogged about Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett claiming that he was racially profiled and victimized by Las Vegas police. Bennett, an early supporter of former 49er Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American protests, further claimed that one of the officers threatened to “blow [his] head off.”
Police responded to reports of gunfire in a casino, appropriately entered the casino with guns drawn, ordered those present to get down, and saw Bennett fleeing the scene.
Additional police body cam footage, along with various security camera footage, has been released and shows that Bennett defied police orders and ran from the casino. We do not hear whether or not Bennett was threatened with having his head “blown off,” however, because that officer’s body cam was not on. This officer may be disciplined for the lapse.