Whaley said the city has been transparent and released the body camera video because of ongoing police reform efforts; acquiring and deploying body cameras was one of the recommendations.
But after she said that, Owensby, who was sitting in the front row, shouted: “You should have put out the truth then! Everybody deserves to see the rest of that video and everything that happened in the back of that cruiser.”
As he exited, Owensby yelled out, “I’m out of here. … They wanted to set me up. They wouldn’t listen to me.”
Minutes earlier, Whaley declared one speaker, Christopher Lockett, out of order, after he continued talking when his time was up.
Community members are given three minutes each to address the commission.
Lockett told the commission he and too many other community members have been mistreated by the criminal justice system.
“I personally know this paraplegic man and his family, and I’m telling you now they’re not bad people,” he said. “So there’s no excuse why he was dragged in the streets like the video showed.”
After being declared out of order, Lockett yelled, “Just look at me. Do you see me? Acknowledge me, then.”