Arkansas Cop Pulls Gun on Man Recording, Claiming he had Seen an Imaginary Gun

Man was suspected of loitering.

An Arkansas man came close to losing his life Sunday when a cop pulled a gun on him, accusing him of holding a gun as the man sat inside his car with his hands extended out the window.

"Shut the car off!" the Helena-West Helena cop ordered, keeping his gun pointed at the man.

"He's got a gun!" the cop yells to his fellow cops.

"Where?" Edrick Truitt asks, keeping his hands extended out the window.

"Gun! Shut the car off!" the cop says.

"Where? Where? My hands are in the air," Truitt responds, refusing to shut his car off because that would require him to bring his hands back into the car where the cop has already imagined seeing a gun.

Truitt did have a gun in the back seat but it was legal and out-of-reach and it was not visible to the cop. And Truitt had not done anything to give the cop probable cause that he was armed and dangerous.

It appears as if Truitt was part of a group of black people hanging out in the parking lot of a convenience store/gas station at 3 a.m. Sunday morning when police arrived and ordered them to disperse.

Truitt says he was trying to leave when another car blocked him in, which the cop took as a deliberate refusal to follow his orders.

Helena-West Helena police say they will release body cam footage to show what "truly transpired" as News Channel 3 phrases it.

Comments (9)
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Bergman
Bergman

Police represent about 0.3% of the population, and account for 3% of the annual homicides. This means a cop is literally ten times more dangerous to you, than you (as a member of the general public) are to that cop.

StevenThomas1949
StevenThomas1949

Yelling Gun was worse than yelling Fire in a Crowded Movie Theater! I wonder what the Douche Bag Cop was smoking? What a Public Safety Threat!

Toothbrush Bandit
Toothbrush Bandit

Didn't even bother pretending he wasn't itching to shoot this guy

I hate cops
I hate cops

cant stand their ass

SeniorNCO
SeniorNCO

Cops are now the most dangerous street gang in the US. This is sad to say, but reality. When approached by a thug with a badge assume you are in a fight for your life.