Seattle Cop Video - Who's the man with a gun?

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  1. PBinWA

    PBinWA
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    I see the thread on the Seattle Cop Video has been closed so lets try to not discuss the actual issue but someone pointed out to me an interesting observation.

    Around 1:30 there is a man in a leather jacket holding a gun (lower left corner of screen capture). What's the deal with that? See the screen grab below and then check the video . . .



    What do you think? Undercover cop? Crazy CHL guy? Bad guy?
     
  2. Dyjital

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    That is CRAZY.
     
  3. ZachS

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    Just a guess, but I bet it's a run-of-the-mill plainclothes cop who happened to be the first to get to the party.
     
  4. Ian1816

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    If he was a police officer why isn't he assisting his fellow officer? That officer obviously needed help. He did so many things wrong that I am sure this video will be used as a training tool in departments all over the country.
     
  5. mr11b

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    Strange in deed, or very lucky for that officer. If that was a police officer he never made himself known to the other officer, or at least for the additional minute the tape was still running.
     
  6. Benny503

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    Did anyone see a guy in a black shirt tried to come up to the officer from behind and the undercover on the hat go "hey hey" and he walk away from the cop? I wonder what happen if the undercover is not there :)
     
  7. pokerace

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    The uniform either didn't see it or was not worried.
     
  8. MarkSBG

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    If he was undercover, it seems like a bad idea to have a gun out. My monitor isn't the greatest, but I can't be sure that it is a gun.
     
  9. Tactical SS

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    Looks like a black revolver maybe?

    I don't think a plain clothes Officer would have one of those, and yes, he wold have been helping the Officer get control of the woman. Seems strange indeed.
     
  10. tonyspdx

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    I just looked at the entire video. Its a cell phone. Its easy to see in other footage of the video
     
  11. mr11b

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    That makes more sense, since everyone had theirs out :rolleyes:
     
  12. PBinWA

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    Where did you find the other footage?
     
  13. Tactical SS

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    Yes everyone did have theirs out, but everyone also had theirs held up and recording or taking pictures.
     
  14. Keane

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    He's right, if you watch the whole video, you can see the same guy recording with his cell phone earlier.
     
  15. Bluntsesh503

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    yeah that doesn't look like a gun to me.
     
  16. PBinWA

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    The guy with the gun doesn't show in the video until 1:24 - he's got a unique hat on. Otherwise, I'm not seeing him any earlier.
     
  17. .45's and .38's

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    I think that looks like a gun. That looks way larger than a cell phone.
     
  18. elsie

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    I disagree. His thumb is on the same side of the object as the rest of his fingers rather than being wrapped around a grip. I believe it's just an illusion due to the poor video quality (an unfortunate artifact of being so compressed to get it on the net).


    elsie
     
  19. oswego

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    King5 blew up the original tape and said it was a hat.
     
  20. BDA.45

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    Its a gun. I blew it up and went frame by frame and its (im 99% sure) a gun.
     

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