Connecticut residents are outraged after a video emerged showing how police allegedly shot a teen accused of stealing a car and then left him lying handcuffed on the street as he died on May 9.
The video appears to show 15-year-old Jayson Negron laying face-down on the street, but still moving after he was shot by a police officer in Bridgeport. His family says the video is proof that cops lied about what really happened after the teen allegedly rammed a cop with his “stolen” car after a chase.
According to reports, Bridgeport Officer James Boulay shot Negron after he rammed into police with his stolen car.
Negron’s friend and passenger Julian Fyffe, 21, was also shot but survived.
Boulay, 30, had no prior disciplinary record and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Cell phone video shows Negron lying still on the ground with his arms handcuffed behind him.
This is a nightmare.. Bridgeport PD told my family they shot Jayson in the head and was dead on scene this video clearly shows other wise pic.twitter.com/pvYaI5EieN
— Giovanni Rivera (@ftwgiovanni) May 12, 2017
“If that crucial part of the story is a lie, everything else is up for question,” Rivera told reporters.
Autopsy results prove that Negron died from gunshot wounds to the chest.
According to police, Negron’s handcuffed body was left in the street for several hours after the shooting for “evidence-gathering reasons.” Some locals were incensed.
Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez claimed that he was forbidden to cover the body with a sheet “in case it disrupted the crime scene,” but he found out later that it would have been okay.
“The callous disregard that Bridgeport police officers showed for Jayson Negron during his last moments of life is unacceptable,” said David McGuire, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “Their behavior was outside the realms of human decency and democracy.”
Lawyer Michael Stratton, who represents the Fyffe family, said there was no evidence that the car was stolen and there were no drugs or weapons found on Negron or his friend. “Julian was shot twice after Jayson was shot. 3 bullets,” he said on Twitter.
@ftwgiovanni No evidence that car was stolen. Boys were heading to music studio to cut a cd. No drugs. No weapons. Perez has to go. He is covering up
— Michael Stratton (@Strattontrial) May 13, 2017
Statton further noted that police “cannot declare someone dead at the scene,” stating, “you need a doctor or medical examiner. [Police] have no legal right or expertise, nonetheless that’s what happened here. They not only declared him dead, they made sure he was dead by not getting him medical care as he lay handcuffed on the ground.”
A sophomore at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut, Negron was described on GoFundMe as “a young man with a heart of gold, he had a contagious personality and no party was a party unless Jay was in it. When he came, and smiled, it was like the lights were turned on because he truly lit the room.”
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