San Diego police have released aerial and body cam video of the arrest of Trenelle Cannon, who’s girlfriend posted a viral video showing officers punching the 20-year-old man in the head.
Chief Nisleit said he released the video to provide added context to the situation as groups call on the officers to be fired, and the family looks into legal options.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, officers were in pursuit of Cannon because he had two felony warrants out for his arrest.
During the pursuit, officers found a discarded loaded handgun believed to have belonged to Cannon.
He then lost the officers and was spotted getting into his girlfriend’s car.
Officers chased Cannon and his girlfriend until he was held up by traffic.
You can see in the video that he attempts to run away. The body cam shows he actually tried to tackle an officer.
The other officers drew their guns and kept an eye on his girlfriend Shakira Smith, who was in the car recording.
Cannon resisted arrested as officers tried to put him in handcuffs. The use of force by some of the officers has been criticized by advocacy groups and Cannon’s friends and family.
Cannon has been charged with obstruction, resisting an officer, carrying a loaded firearm, and robbery.
Internal affairs have just begun its investigation into the incident.
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