Woman who Recorded, Live-Streamed Slain Officer's Death Receiving Death Threats
A woman who live-streamed the tragic last moment's of a slain Missouri police officer's death says she's now getting death threats from police officers and family members of law enforcement.
Kashina Harper recorded the death of North County Police Cooperative police officer Michael Langsdorf, who was responding to a call about a bad check on Sunday, according to the Miami Herald.
Now, Harper says she regrets lives-streaming the video after receiving death threats.
But it's too late for that.
"I don’t know why I went to Facebook, I don’t know," Harper said.
"I regret it. I didn't know the officer was going to die."
And the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also apparently regrets publishing the video.
PINAC has obtained a copy of the video through one of our readers, who took the liberty of downloading the footage.
However, our intent has never been to cheer police officers being murdered, and it goes against Facebook's so-called community standards, we think. So we will not post the video.
Langdorf was reportedly killed in a struggle with Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks during a confrontation about the bad check.
The two men ended up on the ground.
That's when Meeks pulled his gun, repeatedly pistol-whipping Langsdorg in the head — then shot him in the head.
In the video, you can see Langsdorf still alive, apparently at the store that called about the hot check.
He's moving around as others urge him to hang on.
Eventually, other officers arrive on-scene and perform CPR on Langsdorf, begging him to stay alive.
But Langsdorf sadly died at the scene.
Meeks, 26, reportedly confessed to murdering officer Langsdorf, 40, on Monday, according to the Herald.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has since removed the link and issued an apology on Twitter, saying that publishing the video was "bad news judgement."
Langsdorf, who had 17 years in law enforcement, is survived by his wife and two children.
Law enforcement from around the country has taken to social media to express condolences.
North County Police Cooperative Assistant Police Chief Ron Martin said the department has never had one of its officers killed.
"We've never had an officer-involved shooting in the four years we’ve been here, and we’ve never had a police officer killed in the line of duty," Martin said.
"Mike is our first one. It's pretty tough to get a grasp on it all."
Martin said Langsdorf liked being a police officer.
"You want to talk about a guy who just liked to be the police. It was in his blood. He wanted to help people, you know. He'd drop a dime and be there for anybody, anywhere," he said.
Langsdorf and Martin had worked together for about two decades.
Last year, Langsdorf was one of four St. Louis police officers who were charged for overtime fraud. Langsdorf was accused of submitting claims for $2,000 in overtime he never worked, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A judge eventually dismissed charges against Langsdorf and two other cops.
He apparently lost his job over the charges because he was hired only three months ago by the North County Police Cooperative.