A Seattle police officer has been caught on bodycam footage laughing at and making enjoyable of the demise of a younger lady who was struck and killed by a cop responding to a name in his cruiser. In the two-minute-long video, reported on by The New York Post, we will hear Officer Daniel Auderer — who serves because the Seattle Police Guild’s Vice President — saying the useless 23-year-old grad pupil had “limited value” and town ought to “just write a check.”
The footage takes place in Auderer’s police cruiser as he drives round metropolis streets and discusses the wreck involving Jaahnavi Kandula over the cellphone with an unknown particular person whom we by no means hear. Kandula was struck and killed by his colleague, Officer Kevin Dave, in late January of this yr.
“She is dead,” Auderer stated over the cellphone earlier than laughing simply someday after the crash. “No, it’s a regular person.” We can in all probability assume he’s answering whether or not or not Kandula was a cop.
As the video goes on we will hear Auderer as soon as once more escape in laughter, that’s when he drops some of the merciless and heartless strains of the clip.
“Yeah, just write a check. $11,000. She was 26 anyway,” Auderer says whereas misrepresenting her age. “She had limited value.”
He additionally talked about that he didn’t consider a prison investigation was being carried out.
“I mean, he was going 50 miles per hour. That’s not out of control. That’s not reckless for a trained driver,” Auderer stated.
There’s only one concern. The Post reviews that Dave was truly doing 74 mph in a 25 mph zone whereas responding to a “high priority” name. Although Auderer says Dave had been flashing his lights and sirens, it seems he was truly simply chirping them inconsistently when he hit Kandula, a grasp’s pupil at Northeastern University’s Seattle campus. Auderer himself responded to the scene of the January twenty third crash to conduct a drug check of Dave.
Video of Auderer’s heartless name was uploaded to the Seattle Police Department’s YouTube web page “in the interest of transparency.” It will reportedly not touch upon the matter till the Office of Police Accountability concludes its investigation into the incident.
It’s being reported that Auderer has a historical past of bother inside SPD. He was named in a spread of civil circumstances and has been the topic of a variety of complaints of misconduct, extra pressure and bias. Some of those conditions embody him being one among a number of officers who stopped two Mexican immigrants underneath false pretenses, him being a part of a bunch beating of a mentally ailing man (inflicting pertinent mind injury), and utilizing pressure in opposition to a Black lady whereas she was handcuffed.
The Post reviews that Seattle’s civilian-led Community Police Commission stated the incident is an instance of considerations they’ve “repeatedly raised about elements of Seattle Police Department culture and SPOG resistance to officer accountability measures including the landmark 2017 Police Accountability Ordinance.”
“The people of Seattle deserve better from a police department that is charged with fostering trust with the community and ensuring public safety,” the CPC stated, in line with the outlet.
The Post says that footage from Dave’s bodycam on January twenty third reveals him admitting he “fucked up,” after dashing via an intersection with a 25 mph velocity restrict.
In a video linked on PubliCola, we will see Dave dashing via metropolis streets on his option to the scene of somebody who had used “too much cocaine” and was “freaking out.” Mind you, they had been lucid and standing exterior his condominium as he waited for medics to reach. Photos posted by the outlet present simply how a lot injury was completed as Dave slammed into Kandula doing an indicated 60 mph.
The Post says he carried out CPR on the alternate pupil, who was pursuing a Masters diploma in Science Information Systems at Northeastern. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced useless. Kandula was as a consequence of graduate in December.