Minneapolis Releases Body Cam Videos Of Police Killing Blevins

Body cam video of Minneapolis police shooting and killing Thurman Blevins has been released. Blevins was killed on June 23rd. Police were responding to a a 911 call reporting a male firing a handgun in a residential neighborhood near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North.

Video above: “stabilized” video combining both officers body cams
Videos below: Officer Justin Schmidt and Officer Ryan Kelly’s body cam videos.
Please be advised that the footage is very graphic. This video is not suitable for young people or sensitive viewers.

Officer Schmidt body cam video

Officer Kelly body cam video

Press Release from Minneapolis Mayor’s office:

Today, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released body worn camera (BWC) video footage from the fatal June 23 officer-involved shooting of Thurman Blevins. The release comes 36 days after the shooting.

Three video files have been made public: two raw videos and a stabilized and analyzed video.

The raw video footage comes straight from the responding officers Justin Schmidt’s and Ryan Kelly’s BWCs. These files contain movement and provide a lower level of clarity.

The stabilized and analyzed video was not produced by the MPD. It was produced by the National Center for Audio & Video Forensics in Beverly Hills, California, as contracted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), and provided to the City of Minneapolis by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The National Center for Audio & Video Forensics ran this video through a stabilizing and analysis process. The stabilized and analyzed video includes footage from both MPD officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly.

The stabilizing software identifies pixels from each frame and aligns them to help limit the “shake” that can occur without altering the content.

The raw footage and stabilized and analyzed footage have been presented in the interest of full transparency.

Everything below is Minneapolis police provided links and information:

OPCR and MPD complaint summaries do not include complaints closed due to the following: (1) the complaint was later found to duplicate an existing complaint; (2) the officer was misidentified by the complainant; or (3) a determination was made that the officer was not the subject of the complaint.

  • MPD Employee Complaint Summary – Kelly, Ryan
  • MPD Employee Complaint Summary – Schmidt, Justin
  • OPCR Complaint Summary – Kelly, Ryan
  • OPCR Complaint Summary – Schmidt, Justin
  • Available below is body-worn camera footage taken from the officer involved shooting on June 23, 2018 in the area of 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North. Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly were the responding officers. Officer Kelly is driving the squad car. Officer Schmidt is the passenger.The raw video footage is the body worn camera video that comes straight from the body worn camera. It contains movement and provides a lower level of clarity. This video is from the MPD and has not been altered in any way.The stabilized and analyzed video was not produced by the MPD. It was produced by the National Center for Audio & Video Forensics in Beverly Hills, California, as contracted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), and provided to the City of Minneapolis by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The National Center for Audio & Video Forensics ran this video through a stabilizing and analysis process. The stabilized and analyzed video includes footage from both MPD officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly. The stabilizing software identifies pixels from each frame and aligns them to help limit the “shake” that can occur without altering the content.

    Both the raw footage and stabilized and analyzed footage have been presented in the interest of full transparency.

    On Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:26 p.m., Minneapolis Police Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a male firing a handgun in a residential neighborhood near the 4700 block of Bryant Avenue North.

    Shortly after receiving the call, a squad arrived in the area. A full transcript of the 911 call and other public information is available above.

    Upon the officers exiting the squad car, you may hear clicking sounds. This sound is a product of audio disturbance from the microphone and does not reflect gun shots

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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