- Jul 31, 2005
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The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations in connection with home video of a California deputy shooting an Air Force security officer back from Iraq who appeared to be obeying his commands, according to a Local 6 News report.
Officials said 21-year-old Senior Airman Elio Carrion had just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and was a passenger in a Corvette that was involved in a chase and crash.
The 40-second video shows Carrion cowering next to the Corvette after the crash with the deputy standing over him.
An amateur photographer said he began shooting the video after the Corvette crashed into a wall.
"I'm in the military, OK," Carrion can be heard saying on the home video. "Believe me."
The deputy said, "Get up, get up."
"OK, I'm getting up," Carrion responded.
The deputy then fired several shots at Carrion seconds later for no apparent reason.
The Air Force officer was hospitalized late Tuesday with wounds to his chest, ribs and leg, relatives told a TV station in Los Angeles.
Carrion does not face any charges in connection with the incident.
This guy was supposedly following all the cops orders and the cop still shot at him. I think cops are rather out of control these days. I'm guessing even if this cop ends up having killed this man for no reason he will still get let off easy.