HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Helena-West Helena Police said they’ll check body camera footage to see what truly transpired Sunday morning after a man claimed an officer pulled a gun on him for no reason.
Edrick Truitt claimed he was parked Sunday just after 3 a.m. at a closed Double Quick store to meet up with family before heading home to Jonesboro.
“As we were leaving out, a car jumped in front of me, so I hit my brakes to let them go by,” Truitt said.
He said he was trying to leave when police cars pulled up, telling everyone to clear the parking lot. By that time, Truitt said he was blocked in and couldn’t move, so he became the center of attention, and things just escalated from there.
Truitt said he was afraid and started filming with his cell phone just in case.
“I started rolling because he jumped out with his gun,” Truitt said.
He said the officer gave demands, but he didn’t want to make even the slightest move.
“Played it safe,” Truitt said. “He was like, ‘That’s a failure to comply,’ but if I would have complied, I would have got killed.”
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SOURCE: TROY WASHINGTON