Video of Chandler officer capturing Anthony Cano exhibits teen complied

Video of Chandler officer shooting Anthony Cano shows teen complied
Perry Vandell
| Arizona Republic


New, unedited video of a Chandler police officer fatally capturing 17-year-old Anthony Cano after he reached for a gun he dropped exhibits the boy quietly complying with the officer’s calls for after being shot twice within the again and telling him, “I do not wish to die.” 

The 5 minutes of unredacted footage comes somewhat greater than per week after Cano’s family and friends gathered in entrance of Chandler Metropolis Corridor the place they referred to as for elevated transparency into the capturing.

The incident started about 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 2 when Officer Chase Bebak-Miller observed Cano driving a bicycle with no entrance headlight close to Nevada and Erie streets. Bebak-Miller activated his lights and sirens after Cano started weaving into each lanes of site visitors.

The unredacted video exhibits Cano later abandoning the bicycle close to an empty canal and operating towards Gazelle Meadows Park. Nobody is round. Bebak-Miller chases after Cano on foot and shouts at him to cease seconds earlier than seeing Cano drop a gun and attain to select it up.

Bebak-Miller shouts, “Weapon drawn! Get on the bottom!” lower than a second earlier than capturing Cano as soon as at shut vary and, greater than a second later, once more. Cano could be seen instantly collapsing after the primary shot and is shot once more whereas mendacity face down.

Officer screams at Cano to place his palms behind his again. He replies, ‘I am sorry, sir. I can not’

Bebak-Miller shouts at Cano to place his palms behind his again, which Cano appears to have issue doing. He ultimately manages to slowly transfer his palms behind his again, however Bebak-Miller screams once more for Cano to maintain them behind his again once they fall to his sides.

“I am sorry, sir,” Cano could be heard saying. “I can not.”

“Preserve ’em there,” Bebak-Miller says.

“I am attempting,” Cano replies.

“Hey, I wish to enable you, OK?” Bebak-Miller says.

As different officers arrive on the scene, Cano then pleads for officers to “hurry.”

Cano could be heard saying, “I do not wish to die,” as officers cuff his palms.

Bebak-Miller pulls Cano on his facet as different officers administer first assist to one of many bullet wounds. Cano tells the officer that he was attempting to throw the gun away.

“Properly, I assumed you have been pulling it on me, man,” Bebak-Miller responds. “That was f—— silly.”

Cano tells officers that he cannot really feel his legs as they proceed to manage first assist. Officers reduce off Cano’s jacket and shirt whereas repeatedly telling Cano to maintain speaking as Bebak-Miller walks away and turns off his physique digicam.

Chandler police have submitted investigation to Maricopa County Lawyer’s Workplace

Cano was transported to a hospital the place he died on Jan. 23.

Bebak-Miller has 5 years of expertise with the division. 

Chandler police mentioned its Felony Investigation Bureau accomplished its investigation into the capturing and submitted the case to the Maricopa County Lawyer’s Workplace for overview.

After the County Lawyer’s Workplace determines whether or not to pursue prison expenses towards the officer, Chandler police’s Use of Power Overview Board will overview the case earlier than submitting it to a residents overview panel made up of 15 Chandler residents appointed by the mayor.

Final week, Cano’s mom, Renee Clum, was amongst members of the family who questioned why he was stopped within the first place. 

“He was scared, coming house. He wasn’t doing something incorrect apart from driving a motorcycle with no mild.”

Attain the reporter Perry Vandell at 602-444-2474 or Comply with him on Twitter @PerryVandell.

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