Israel Hernandez Killing: Miami Beach Police Release 911 Tape

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A week after fatally Tasering Israel Hernandez, Miami Beach Police have released the 911 tape of the teenager's arrest. The 14-minute-long tape begins on August 6 at 5:13 with a westbound foot-chase on 74th Street near Collins Avenue. Multiple cops then call in sightings of Hernandez, who is described as a "six-foot-one[-inch] mulatto male wearing a cream-colored shirt." Half way through the recording, an officer suddenly announces that "he's in custody."

Less than half a minute later, however, a cop notices something is wrong with Hernandez. "Hey, you alright?" the officer asks. Moments later, another officer tells the 911 dispatcher that the teenager appears to be having a seizure.

Click through to listen for yourself.

See also:
- Teenager Israel Hernandez Dies After Miami Beach Cops Catch Him Tagging, Taser Him
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The tape reveals that Hernandez was running from cops for a good seven minutes before he was caught. At one point (around 3:55), one officer wonders if the teenager escaped into the ocean.

Two minutes later (around 5:50), another cop says: "We're not gonna be bringing dogs out for this. We're gonna be looking to see if we find him. He's probably hiding out somewhere."

Roughly a minute later, cops suddenly announce they've caught Hernandez. There is no mention of Tasering the teen.

Thirty seconds later, however, a cop notices something is wrong. "Hey, you alright," one officer says.

"We don't know if the guy is having a seizure," a cop says before calling for an ambulance. "He is breathing."

Rescue workers arrive roughly four minutes later, after initially reporting to an address one block away.

Towards the end of the tape, cops refer to the situation as a "cardiac arrest."

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robertoj69
robertoj69

Property is sacred....human life has no value or so it seems

2529ccg
2529ccg

These type of incidents always turn out to be a Cop hating circle jerk.... mama did not teach some of you little fools not to deface and vandalize someone else’s property... and Daddy (if you ever had one didn’t teach you to respect the Law and NOT to run from Cops.... This so called Artist = Vandal….his death just cleaned up the gene pool.

  

raffy981
raffy981

MERCADO is the name of the cop that killed him... if you see him, do your part and let him know what you think, I know I will... 

internetinternet
internetinternet

These tapes are junk as police now use cell phones to avoid radio traffic being recorded at the station.

Police issued a BOLO for a misdemeanor graffiti suspect in a city that is top ranked in crime?

The police call fire rescue and don't mention a Taser cardiac event? Negligence.

Was radio traffic was on another police radio channel?   I would love to see these officers cell phone calls after the incident.  They would be calling their supervisors on cell phones.

Check all the old booking photos and Rescue records.  They show a pattern of blood. 


Hali Neal
Hali Neal

My problem is, why was he apparently tased so much that he died? That's the messed up part to me

Meesh Kachian
Meesh Kachian

MBPD always edits and cover ups everything they do... it's been proven over and over... The city of Miami Beach and it's police is a dangerous corrupt organisation. For some reason FBI is not investigation this scesspool of criminals... could be because they hire more minorities like gays, blacks, and hispanics, which makes it hard to accuse them of discrimination... and there is no harsh federal laws for brutality and sadism unfortunately...

mishuta
mishuta

Why are these sadistic criminals are chasing someone for writing something on the wall of a dirty old abandoned McDonalds?! Miami Beach police has a history of attacking civilians for silly or no reason at all.  The city's corrupt mayor Matti Herrera Bower is always covering up for it's barbaric corrupt police department.  On her watch, the city enacted a bunch of nanny regulations to trap innocent people and to provide police more options for arrests.  In 2008 the beach and park ordinances were passed, making them closed during the night and illegal for single adults without children during other times... I am sure  they could have kept on making more entrapment unconstitutional laws, but then MB police started brutally attacking and killing civilians... The city of Miami Beach is a criminal organization, they only care about making more money for themselves and those who they feed and breed. They hire enough minorities to keep clear from federal lawsuits of discrimination or profiling as well. After their brutality against gays was exposed they hired a bunch of corrupt gay people for the internal affairs to sweet talk and cover up all the homophobia and sadism. Then after the Memorial Day massacre, they hired corrupt blacks to do the same.  But the same criminal cops remain on the job. They even rehired the cop that brutally attacked a gay man and then attacked the witness.  Even after they paid off the victims, they still kept the criminal cop working... This organization will do whatever it takes to be in power and have some of the highest paychecks and benefits in the nation for its corrupt employees.  

Ric Frambach
Ric Frambach

its a shame the guy died, but the bottom line is that he put himself into the position he was in. graffiti is still vandalism. vandalism is still illegal. when confronted by police, he ran. had he not ran, he would not have been tased. see how this works ? don't break the law and things like this wont happen ! simple logic

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

 His dad is right. Too many cops ARE barbarians. However, had Mr. Hernandez-Llach been an African American or Haitian American, the police would have killed him with gunfire, not a taser. This is a tragedy which unfortunately was caused by the victim...he was tasered not shot...there was not intention to kill him but simply stop him since he ran away...here's the problem now...his family's lawyer was at rally, they will file a lawsuit, seek millions and, yes, the taxpayers pays again.

 Well, I guess I won't be out at 5:00 am, spray painting property that doesn't belong to me and then fleeing and alluding when the police show up to arrest me for vandalism. But then again, it would make me a martyr for anarchists who believe that breaking the law is OK as long as they like the picture I paint.

It’s a crime, not art!  Graffiti, it’s everywhere.On freeway bridges, bus stops maybe your own property. But getting rid of it is a never-ending, expensive process.Teenager painting on walls is grounds for shots fired and or electrocution..this my friends is why we rate last in education. Just plain dumb.This is not art it is Criminal Damage to property and this little criminal decided to fight the law and as the song goes the law won. People are cheering for this persons deviant behavior. Our society is circling the drain of it's own destruction. It's called vandalism. Then fleeing and alluding. If you want to express yourself do it on a canvas or your mothers house. So let me get this straight, if the graffiti kid complied, didn't run away, and listed to the police officers request to stop, he would be alive today. Sounds to me if you comply, do as the police say, take the arrest and possibly fight your charges in court, you will more than likely come out of this situation without being tased.

CThom
CThom

Cops didn't kill him.  He was on drugs.  He fled police which led to high heart rate.  Taser didn't kill him.  He killed himself by running from cops (heart rate) and not surrendering.  Sad that he died, but it was his choice to use drugs, tag private property and run from cops.  Jeez what a sad end to life of promise.

Winston Tinubu
Winston Tinubu

The real tragedy is the people that don't see any value in a life lost. To those that think its OK to kill a "punk" for tagging a building.......... I really have no words for you.

spindalis305
spindalis305

what the hell they couldn't get the address correct???? Why so many long pauses???  Having a seizure and the went to the wrong street??? @ James Camp...guess you've never lost a child.

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

JAMES G. CAMP and anyone who liked that status... Seriously. Go Fuck Yourselves. Thats the life that was lost. i hope karma repays you in kind.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Let it go already, the police did nothing more than taser a punk that created his own situation.

Nasja Kos
Nasja Kos

wonder how much of this is edited. hope this weighs infinitely heavy on the conscience of those who killed him

Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell
Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell

So messed up. I am speechless and utter shock over this. I hope this cop goes to jail. Murderers!

2529ccg
2529ccg

@internetinternet Hey, mama did't teach you little fools not to deface and vandalize someone else’s property... and Daddy (if you ever had one, didn’t teach you to respect the Law and NOT to run from Cops.... This so called Artist is really just a lowlife vandal….his death just cleaned up the gene pool.

robertoj69
robertoj69

@Ric Frambach Littering is illegal but you shouldn't be tased for it or should  you?

raffy981
raffy981

@Ric Frambach all of us at some point have done something way worse than a 3 x 2.5 inches graffiti (it was actually just a letter, the letter "R") and when you are in that situation, with that age, guess what is the most common reaction you stupid fucking idiot??!! Ric, you should get the cops dick that your fucking out of your ass and mouth and try to think for a minute. Also, a taser should only be used in place of lethal force if the officer believes there is no other way of stopping a violent "suspect"... so before you speak, learn your facts cause you just proved what type of ignorant you are. 

jaylee5687
jaylee5687

@Ric Frambach Before you can say that, you have to find out if it was legal to taser the suspect. Just because you commit a crime doesn't mean you can be tasered, or shot. It's an unfortunate incident, but we may discover that he was tasered when he wasn't suppose to be (if he was complying after being cornered) or he was tasered to long.

mishuta
mishuta

@Ric Frambach no, what's shame is that people like you exist.

yulla
yulla

@drakemallard it's an old, abandoned mcdonalds you idiot. "getting rid of it" will cost taxpayers no money when the buildings destroyed... SHEESH

cbsobe
cbsobe

@CThom And you are with the county coroner's office?  You must be, since you seem to already know the cause of death.

mishuta
mishuta

@CThom You are the one who is on drugs... stops trolling ans spreading lies and rumors.


drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

@James G. Camp This is a tragedy which unfortunately was caused by the victim...he was tasered not shot...there was not intention to kill him but simply stop him since he ran away...here's the problem now...his family's lawyer was at rally, they will file a lawsuit, seek millions and, yes, the taxpayers pays again.

usvsthebuff
usvsthebuff

@James G. Camp No the police murdered a child, point blank

raffy981
raffy981

Ric, go back to Ohio and keep replenishing that Petco's shelves you redneck loser....

d1975
d1975

@jaylee5687  You don't get it.  Taser is not considered a punishment.  It is an approved way to stop people who refuses to do so.
Whatever he did, for several minutes refused to stop after being order so by the Police.

Yes, Taser is more dangerous than they want us to believe and we should advocate the modification of that rule.  But the Police did follow the exiting rules.

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