Oklahoma cop charged with manslaughter in death of homeless man; Body cam footage released

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Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater released four videos from the fatal shooting of Bennie Edwards. The shooting took place on Dec. 11, 2020, in the 2100 block of West Hefner Road, near Hefner and Penn. in Oklahoma City. Bennie Edwards, 60, was fatally shot during a confrontation with officers. This shooting led to a manslaughter charge against Oklahoma City police Sgt. Clifford Holman.

“Sgt. Clifford Holman dropped his Taser unit, drew his service weapon and fired three shots unnecessarily at Mr. Edwards as he was running away, striking him in his upper middle back, causing his death,” the court documents stated.

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