New Video of Raymond Herrise Shooting Released: Police Threaten Cameraman at Gunpoint

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A second graphic video of Miami Beach and Hialeah police officers firing over 100 bullets into Raymond Herrise's car has been released, and it's one the officers really didn't want you to see. When they noticed 35-year-old Narces Benoit had filmed the incident on his phone they threatened him at gunpoint (as seen in the video), and then smashed the phone on the ground. Benoit however was able to salvage the sim-card and hid it from police in his mouth.



The video confirms reports that police officers threatened several witnesses who had captured the incident on video or in pictures, and smashed their phones or camera. Benoit however would not release his video unless a media outlet purchased it. Eventually CNN ponied up the dough.

From CNN:
"When he noticed me recording, one of the officers jumped in the truck, put a pistol to my head," Benoit said. "My phone was smashed - he stepped on it, handcuffed me."

Juan Sanchez a detective with Miami Beach Police Department said he could not comment on how officers that night handled eyewitnesses who may have filmed the incident, because the matter could become the subject of an internal investigation or a civil lawsuit.
Benoit has retained an attorney, and is considering filing a lawsuit.

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musichandra
musichandra

In South Beach police is far more dangerous than any criminals!  I think every resident already knows... However, most long term residents left already.  The gay population is gone for sure.  Don't be fooled by a gay commissioner and all these gay events!  Just like black events they are all revenue generating deals.  The police pretty much drove the gays out with chronic police brutality against single gay men.  They even created ordinances that prohibit access to parks and beaches where gays used to hang out.  There is no citizen oversight, the city does whatever it wants!    They city became a corrupt cesspool of fake leaders with a very dangerous and unethical police force.  They do not have any process to complain against the brutality.  It's just a criminal organization.  The city of Miami Beach is a new model for organized crime in America!  

I urge every victim of Miami Beach Police to contact ACLU, FBI, the Attorney General's office, and others! Do not stop talking about it!  Shame the mayor, shame the police chief, shame the officers!  Use their names, expose their families, these people are our servants not gods!

7771
7771

one too many

KEEP YOUR CAMERAS ROLLING ON THESE EVIL ANIMALS. The police's mindless Murder. DISGUSTING. 100 shots at a parked car. DISGUSTING. firing guns at a moving vehicle hitting local people. DISGUSTING. Planting a gun after 3 days. DISGUSTING. pointing guns at witnesses. DISGUSTING. Smashing witness evidence. DISGUSTING. GOOGLE Raymond Herisse. Came from suburban neighborhood. 2 Minor drug arrest. IF THESE CRIMINAL COPS ARE NOT GIVEN LIFE IN PRISON. THIS COUNTRY WE LIVE IN WILL BE ONE MORE MURDER CLOSER TO A DISGUSTING SH*T HOLE.

Devonna
Devonna

KEEP YOUR CAMERAS ROLLING ON THESE EVIL ANIMALS. The police's mindless Murder. DISGUSTING. 100 shots at a parked car. DISGUSTING. firing guns at a moving vehicle hitting local people. DISGUSTING. Planting a gun after 3 days. DISGUSTING. pointing guns at witnesses. DISGUSTING. Smashing witness evidence. DISGUSTING. GOOGLE Raymond Herisse. Came from suburban neighborhood. 2 Minor drug arrest. IF THESE CRIMINAL COPS ARE NOT GIVEN LIFE IN PRISON. THIS COUNTRY WE LIVE IN WILL BE ONE MORE MURDER CLOSER TO A DISGUSTING SH*T HOLE.

Racist Man
Racist Man

To the dumbass (Terrance) who stated that the police showed restraint: I forgot 100+ rounds is synonymous w/restraint.  Those cops must be true professionals. 

tu zambo cheroca
tu zambo cheroca

Give the cops a break. This was the last day of Urban Crap Weekend, tensions were high and cops were tired. On the other hand, it is blatantly illegal what they did in trying to confiscate and destroy phones. They do this only to cover their backs in case they make a mistake, and they use their badges and their guns to achieve that purpose and that is wrong. However I believe the shooting was justified.

Kuei
Kuei

Whoever says it's just "a few bad cops ruining the image of all cops" clearly has no fucking clue about what's going on in america. This is about as close as you can get to martial law without actually declaring martial law. Cops are disgusting!

Jack Burton
Jack Burton

OK, time for a serious question: How many of you know an ethical cop with integrity who doesn't abuse his power in one way or another?

PErsonally, I've had a number of incidents with police (no, I'm not a criminal) and find them, almost to a man, to be arrogant, rude, unethical people who use their position of authority in just about any manner they wish.

ok
ok

 Actually there are guns that are disguised as cell phone, just type it up in you tube and you will see. Anything you can think of can be made into a gun, a pen, belt buckle, etc. So, before you talk, do a little research.

Will20k
Will20k

he never had a gun they planted the gun to cover their asses after the shooting i was there that night as well and they harassed me n i was walking on the sidewalk i would like to file a lawsuit but dont know where to stop the Miami Beach Police are racists and they hate black people.

Bob
Bob

Destroying evidence of a homicide is a felony.   Why hasn't the officer that destroyed the camera been arrested? 

Annon
Annon

This has nothing to do with the article, but I love when people fight on here, insulting the intelect of others based on spelling or grammar; immediatey making spelling and/or grammar mistakes of their own in following comments. IDK, I just think it's funny. ;)

Filmmaking 101
Filmmaking 101

I suspect that the police office had his gun drawn on the man not because the man was video taping them.  I believe the police officer drew his gun because of the annoying voice over of the man taping. 

A note to amateur documentarians:  Shut your piehole when you videotape!

cool guest
cool guest

I'm black and the only thing I can say is we has a people need to blame ourselves before blaming cops. Trust me, there are some cops that don't deserve to wear the badge but before we point the finger we need to point at ourselves. Until you are in that position, don't be so quick to throw the first stone. That was a tense moment and my gun would have been drawn also. My gun would have been drawn the whole weekend after 7 pm. We created that environment so i can't blame cops for being pricks at times. 

mrkc60
mrkc60

75% of cops in South Florida are unprofessional assholes.  

Sherwin72203
Sherwin72203

What is this world coming to? All the policemen should me charged with 1st degree murder, alone with other charges. What kind of Officers are those? That is plain pitiful, sorry isn't the the last word for the way the Offiers of the Law is showing the act of Law.

Candi
Candi

This is what happens when cities allow mobs of hoodlums to gather and "party"  These events should not be allowed by any City whatsoever, it only leads to trouble as you have a group of hoodrats gathering creating mob-like scenarios which always end up badly.  This has nothing to do with black or whites, although these black gansta rap loving shit bags are the ones causing problems for citizens and police alike.  These folks will never advance themselves they prefer to remain losers.

Terrence
Terrence

How does this confirm that officers smashed cell phones and threatened people? All they were doing was securing the scene and pushing people out. Of course they had guns drawn, there was a shooting 30 seconds earlier and you have people running, yelling, and pointing black/ shiny objects at you. I think the police did an amazing job in this video.

Jerryxf
Jerryxf

Miami Beach Police are assholes. They should fire most of those officers that committed that crime against all the innocent people they pointed there guns too. They wanted to kill that guy outta fustration instead of taking that man to jail and they didn't want anything to be on tape. So because they are so called police officers they think they can do whatever they want and scare innocent people. NOT RIGHT! Everything in Miami Beach is a scam including the Miami Beach Parking enforcement. Those police officers get payed Overtime just to keep the streets safe but they Hate working that event of Memorial day weekend. They Need to Fire all those Police Officers and Investigate the whole Department. Its the Miami Mafia what they have going on and try to clean up there fuck ups.

musichandra
musichandra

sure, but first let the cops attack your family or loved ones, and then we can talk about giving them a break... ok? yay!

Outlaw 76
Outlaw 76

I think Kuei wanted to be a cop sometime in his life but he was to stupid and fat to be one.... I agree that the shooting was justified, the cop got a little excited after his fellow officers were involved in a shooting. I think the officer should it had handle it in a different way.. My high five to those cops that are not afraid to pull that trigger and kill criminals like Raymond Herrise with an extensive criminal past... How's that grammar Kuei.. you Red Fat Fuck......

musichandra
musichandra

Welcome to America, the land of freeDoom, where police has absolute power over you.    Miami Beach police is has been racist and homophobic for a long time.  The city lures blacks or gays(2 major groups with events there) for revenue generating events and then their police finishes it off with arrests to generate even more revenue.  Contact FBI, Attorney General's office, ACLU.  I was attacked by them once.  They are disgusting, perverted, and corrupt!  Dealing with them is like dealing with a criminal mob!  Just reporting them is making a difference, thanks!

Jake_V
Jake_V

you my friend, are not only a FUCKING IDIOT, but have no basis for a lawsuit, nor would an attorney take your case.

grown the fuck up, some people are dicks, deal with it.

You Homie was a bad dude and died how he wanted to.  Ive had a cop point a gun at me, with a loaded .45 in my pants (legal of course) and guess what I am still alive...you know why?  I didn't pull it out, or fidget, or resist him, or better yet even try to run him over with my car......i mean give me a fucking break.

Jake_V
Jake_V

because the US no longer recognizes the rights of its citizens and cops are not held accountable for their actions.

We are now a police state.

Jake_V
Jake_V

that's what you do when you have no real intellect to debate with my friend.

You forgot to the 'and you're a troll.' part.

Notice the you're, aka you are, hence I got my shit on LOCK!

Tyrone
Tyrone

1st Degree Murder???? Why? The subject had a gun and he also tried to run over the police. Why are we so quick to judge the actions of the police, but let this idiot off the hook. He was a wanted robber from Palm Beach County and has a rap sheet the size of my credit score.

JOYCEBROWN
JOYCEBROWN

BITCH  AS FAR HAS BLACK PEOPLE NOT DOIN ANY THING PLEASE LETS NOT FORGET THAT.. THE MAN THAT SIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS BLACK...U WHITE BITCHES IS CRAZY YALL KILL EACHOTHER AND EAT EACHOTHER SO STOP TALKIN ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE CAUSE ITS ALOT OF BLACK PEOPLE R DOCTORS,LAYWERS,ETC....AND WHITE TRAIL HILLBILLS..NOW TALK ABOUT THAT BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirk
Dirk

It's called the right to peaceably assemble.  And being noisy does not remove the peaceable description.

Ty
Ty

"This is what happens when cities allow mobs of hoodlums to gather and "party" 

Hey Candi, welcome to Miami.

Gabe
Gabe

Seriously?? The only time a phone can be a weapon is if it's set up to trigger a bomb. It's reasonably obvious that a cell phone is not a gun. It's also obvious that the only suspect is in a car and has been shot. Securing a scene never involves destroying bystanders' property.

Jake_V
Jake_V

agreed, these cops are corrupt.  You don't escalate a situation into near use of deadly force and clear destruction of property just because you can, because you have a badge and gun.

That's a THUG not a cop, who is supposed to protect and serve.

Isis
Isis

Love your reply but your grammar sucks. Next time spell check.

Michael Miller
Michael Miller

The problem is, it wasn't just Miami Beach PD involved in the shooting. Police from all over South Florida were in Miami Beach that night, which means that the questions surrounding the shooting run deeper than just one department.

musichandra
musichandra

Outlaw76, oh i hope one day those high five cops that you like will accidentally shoot your family or friends when they do that...

p'd off guest
p'd off guest

you honestly are a fucking idiot..it should have been you in the car..or better yet one of those bystanders..i do not wish death on no one but you truly are a dickhead..you must be a cop..

musichandra
musichandra

jakeV, you are a dick. you could've been killed just as well.  In fact you are lying... 'fidgit, resist...' who uses those words?  U are a cop or work there, or u breed a cop...   Our society doesn't need another loser to take us back 50 years, go play with 'legal' gun.   

Jake_V
Jake_V

wrong....this isn't about race.

I agree that we have some issues as a society, but this could have and is happening everywhere.  Police are not being held accountable.

That statement belongs in the dunkin donuts vandalizing case or the chick getting her skull bashed in with the crowbar deal folks...that's ghetto black America.

Jake_V
Jake_V

i don't think everyone questions him...the dude obviously was a criminal and was determined to die like this.

The issue is why did the police pull guns on bystanders and destroy private property without just cause.

There was no probable cause, but I guess in a country where the civil rights are being eroded (reference the supreme courts recent ruling on the 4th amendment allowing cops to kick in doors if they 'suspect evidence is being destroyed') this is acceptable.

Note the case in Pima county here in AZ where a bad investigation led a swat team to murder a 2 time Iraqi Veteran over nothing...bad policing but nothing ever comes of it.  It is Government sanctioned murder.  If they dont try people for that, they sure wont over cell phones and excessive use of force.

The Police must be held accountable.  Period.  This video displays complete and utter lack of obedience, discipline and common sense on the part of the police and hence, lack of acknowledging citizens civil rights.

Folks, I always say it, and I will say it again.  We need to take our country back.  Stopping this stuff through peaceful protest and civil disobedience as a whole society is where we get it back on track.

I miss the country I grew up in.

Jake_V
Jake_V

or intimidating witnesses....they have a name for that is called a crime.

If you or I did what these cops did, we'd got to jail and court and then prison.

You people, the stupid fucking American populous needs to get this fucking straight okay....Cops are NOT above the law.  All they do is enforce it, and they are supposed to do that the same way the courts are supposed to be just HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH fuck.

Terrence
Terrence

Again, where is there proof that peoples property was destroyed? Its clear on the tape that the officers are telling him to leave and then they are giving him direction where to go at the end. And your naive when you dont think a phone looks like a weapon. Officers are taught to look at hands because hands are what kills. People pointing things at you goes against all your training and thank God these officers showed the restraint they did. Put yourself in the shoes of the officers and see what happens.

Kuei
Kuei

It should say: I love your reply, but your grammar sucks. Next time, spell check.

Did you notice the commas you missed?

GoodPointButImJustSaying
GoodPointButImJustSaying

I don't think SPELL check doesn't anything to correct his grammar but it will definitely fix those misspells. ;)

Terrence
Terrence

Yes "Lilmomma", Im the dumbass that can"t spell "Your" or "Them"

musichandra
musichandra

F.... the American police, and everyone they feed, breed, and bail out... Especially the Miami Beach police.  This is the most unethical and corrupt organization in the country.  There is absolutely no independent oversight of this department, they all make on average 100k salaries.  They even have a union that pits them against the very people who pay those salaries and endless settlements with victims.  Miami Beach Police Department is a liability for the citizens of Miami beach big time, most of their taxes are drained because of this mafia called the city of Miami Beach.  From the police officer to the mayor the city is corrupt!  This is how organized crime looks like today...   I urge everyone to contact FBI and other federal organizations if you see anything out of the norm with this organization, complaining to Miami Beach is pointless.

And Terrence and alike, please stop normalizing this perverted notion that submitting to police is normal...   This is not a sadomasochistic fantasy, this is real life!  One wrong move and this lunatic officer that barely graduated high school will shoot you!  Then he will go home to his spoiled wife and kids and gets another paycheck that you paid for!  That's not normal!!!!  because of people like you this parasitic scum exists.

Being a police officer is a dangerous job!  They are not heroes, so stop this nonsense that people should try to put themselves into their shoes.  With so many legal protections, weapons, money, and minimal qualifications for the job, and zero accountability,  they are more like cowards and parasites.  They even have a union that protects them from the taxpayers!!!!  

The city of Miami Beach is corrupt and is drowning in lawsuits.  It consists of fake leaders that say one thing but in reality it is absolutely different. They attack single men on the beaches and gay bash them, regardless of their sexual orientation, they have ordinances that prohibit access to public places during the night, and some even during the day! Yet they take every private event they can get. pure entrapment!  There is no way that a mayor and commissioners can be so oblivious about chronic police brutality.  They lure gays with revenue generating events, then they brutally bash and arrest gay men.  They do the same with blacks now!  They know exactly what they are doing... It's all generating money for them, taxes, parking tickets, and arrests too!  Each arrest is money and it gets them more federal funding as well.  What a scum!  Report them to FBI then sue them!

fuk da police
fuk da police

fuk u nd da law aint no justification on what went on at that scene fukin krakas shot into anotha person car nd arrested himsame nite y da fuk dey gatta put 100 rounds in ray car fuk all da police in dis bitch kill em all nasty ass pigs

Jake_V
Jake_V

that's the entire point of whats really going on.  Our government and hence courts, police, politicians etc are just one large ass corrupt thug enterprise, and because they have been given the power by the people to do what the peoples will is (hahaha yeah right) they can fuck everyone up and put people in prison, in the name of 'justice'.

I call Bullshit.

Gunhou
Gunhou

100+ shots fired haha the police really need to take their sorry ass Back to the pistol range.. The funny part of the video is watching those fat bastardos Aka police running to shoot one dude.. And they are banking 100k a year.. Criminals shooting a criminal..

Terrence
Terrence

Its called common sense. I have no family anywhere and I work in real estate. Watch the tape idiots and dont just read the article because the Miami New Times is hardly reputable towards police.

Isis
Isis

You must be in the dept or have family there. Troll

Kuei
Kuei

Hey, if Isis is going to be correcting grammar, that person SHOULD know the rules.

Oppos3d
Oppos3d

Wow you are a douche! 

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