Authorities released the dashcam footage of the shootout between Antoquan T. Watson and officers that resulted in the man's death
Watson was shot 45 times after a high speed police chase from Pleasantville to Atlantic City, where he then was engaged in a shootout with the police officers.
While most of the media were attempting to use this as another propaganda attempt of an innocent black man shot and killed, law enforcement, and anyone who watches the video can see Watson was a dangerous criminal who put countless lives as risk.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office released the 13 minutes of video on it's Facebook page. It cited a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month that dashcam videos of police involved shootings should be released in most cases as a matter of public interest.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and a nationally renowned expert on police use of force reviewed the evidence, including the footage, and concluded that the shooting was “lawful and consistent” with police guidelines and training.
The footage also was reviewed by an Atlantic County grand jury, which declined to indict any police officers for their actions.
The incident started when Watson, 27, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, tried to pay his bill at La Escondida II Restaurant in Pleasantville. After two credit cards were rejected and witnesses say that he didn’t have enough cash to cover his $8 bill, he pulled out a gun.
Watson led police on a chase from the restaurant through parts of Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic City, Ventnor and back into Atlantic City reaching speeds between 50 and 85 mph and running red lights.