Police Kill Man During Facebook Live-Stream

Indianapolis police shot and killed a man after a high-speed chase. The man, identified as Sean Reed, may have live-streamed the entire encounter on Facebook.

Mr. Reed was streaming live on Facebook during the chase, and thousands of people were tuned in when he was shot in Indianapolis. Randal Taylor, the police chief, said on Thursday that a gun was found near Mr. Reed and that it had been fired twice, but that it was not clear “which shots were fired when.”

The video did capture a morbid joke from a detective, out of view of the camera, after Mr. Reed was shot. “Think it’s going to be a closed casket, homie,” the detective said, apparently referring to Mr. Reed’s funeral. Chief Taylor said disciplinary action would be taken against the detective and called the comments “unacceptable.”

Activists remained skeptical of the police account, and despite Mr. Reed’s video, critical questions remained unanswered; much of the encounter took place off-camera and the police said no body or dash cameras had recorded the killing.

Colby Thelen from WTTV in Indianapolis joined CBSN to discuss what happened.

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