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Body Camera Video of the Killing of Luke Smith by Police and Santa Cruz Sheriffs
by Santa Cruz Police News
Monday Nov 21st, 2016 9:59 PM
Some of the body camera video footage of the killing of 15-year-old Luke Smith by sheriff's deputy on November 19 was released by the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office at a press conference today. Warning: This video is extremely graphic.
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The video shows that after deploying "less lethal" rounds at Luke, and tasing him, a canine was deployed. Luke was then shot with an AR15 rifle. After being shot with the firearm, and while lying on the ground, police shoot him with less lethal rounds and the taser again.

Sheriffs then deployed the canine again, and the dog bit and attacked Luke as the teenager struggled and moved on the ground during his last moments of life.

The dog continued to bite Luke for a few seconds until the 15-year-old stopped moving.

Besides the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Capitola and Watsonville police are visible in the video.
§Background
by Santa Cruz Police News Tuesday Nov 22nd, 2016 1:14 AM
Santa Cruz Sheriffs Shoot and Kill a 15-Year-Old Aptos High Student
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/21/18793944.php

Memorial Fund Established for Luke Smith
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/21/18793946.php

Video of Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office Press Conference on November 21
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/21/18793944.php?show_comments=1#18793981

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Chris Vigil is a MURDERERRichard BrownSaturday Dec 9th, 2017 10:56 AM
Luke death was not at all warrentedDenise D WiscowicheSunday Feb 26th, 2017 2:07 AM
What's the pointZTuesday Dec 13th, 2016 2:39 PM
Nine-Year Veteran Killer Cop Chris Vigil: Cold Blooded Murder By Santa Cruz County CopsDisarm All CopsTuesday Nov 22nd, 2016 11:11 PM
All those guns and no first aid kit?!ChristyTuesday Nov 22nd, 2016 10:09 PM
Pigs only release what they think is exculpatoryFTPMonday Nov 21st, 2016 10:51 PM