Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm, Chinedu Okobi Remembrance Rally led by the San Mateo NAACP, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, Island United Church, Justice For Chinedu, the families of victims who died at the hands of law enforcement, community leaders and members.
Location: 400 County Center Building, Redwood City, California.
San Mateo County Residents don’t know very much about Chinedu V. Okobi’s Homicide, and that is exactly what the Government wants. When I say government I’m also including the Media/Newspapers.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi, is San Mateo County’s George Floyd, the difference is the world saw George Floyd Murdered because of a very brave 17 year old girl who videoed it and placed it on the internet before Law Enforcement, Elected Officials could get there hands on it. That is what happened in San Mateo County.
First lets start at the Top with Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, He is a LIAR, that is NO SECRET.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Omits Community Service Officer (CSO) Joseph Gonzales name. He was Very Involved.
Chinedu Valentine Okobi, was a 36 year old Father, Son, Brother, Moorehouse College Graduate, who was simply walking on the sidewalk on a sunny afternoon in Millbrae, when SMC Sheriff Deputy Wang got attracted to him.
I will be joining this group of very good humans tomorrow. I remember when I first met them at a Board of Supervisor Meeting, I thought to myself, These are my People.
It was the City Attorney Rosemarie Labog Zimmerman who finally released the names of the Four Police Officers Involved In the Homicide of Roger Allen who was killed on April 7, 2021. Her Press Release dated April 29, 2021 that’s 23 days after the Homicide by the Daly City Police Department. Who authorized the City Attorney to release the names? District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said that Police Chief Patrick Hensley could release the Officers names anytime, but is that true? He is an At Will Employee he might not be authorized to release those names. Who is his boss? Is it Shawnna Maltbie the City Manager? Lets see his employment contract.
An administrative investigation by an impartial outside investigator will also be conducted. Nobody is asking for an Administrative Investigation. Everybody knows an Administrative Investigation is useless.
City Attorney Rosemarie Labog Zimmerman, City Manager Shawnna Maltbie, Mayor Juslyn Manalo, are all responsible for withholding the names of the four Police Officers for 23 days. Why? What was gained by that? Did it create more or less Public Trust with the residents?
Here are the names: Officer Rosa Brenes, Lieutenant Michael Brennan, Officer Nicholas McCarthy and Officer Cameron Newton.
The naming of Police Officers involved in a Critical Incident is the absolute Minimum Standard San Mateo County Residents should accept from all Law Enforcement. That should happen within 24 hours.
Do Police Officers and top Law Enforcement Officials in San Mateo County lie to the Public? Of course they do. Do they always trash the memory and reputation of the person they just killed? Of course they do.
Chinedu V. Okobi Killed by Six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on El Camino Real in Millbrae less than 8 miles from where Roger Allen was Killed. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos lied about Chinedu within a few hours and left the lies on SMC Website for 5 months. SMCSO Sergeant Irfan Zaidi filed a completely False Police Report lying about ordering the removal of the handcuffs before the 8 minutes of chest compressions took place on the deceased.
Sandra Lee Harmon Killed by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Dominguez, District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd received the unedited BWC Video within 24 hours of the Homicide. Boyd went along with the lies Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe promoted. What they all knew was Sandra was shot 8 times, 3 fatal shots in her back, She was shot at while she was unarmed and her hands were above her head. 3 of the 14 shell casings were moved (Evidence Tampering). Sheriff Bolanos, D.A. Wagstaffe, The Investigators, County Counsel David Silberman, were all ok with the above facts by omitted from the Government story and the unverified statement that Deputy Dominguez turned off his BWC before the homicide occurred.
From the bottom Ms. Zimmerman’s Press release: As reported previously, the City requests that anyone with information relevant to this incident to please call the District Attorney’s Office, Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363‐4883.
I would just like to point out that William Massey is Not San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector.
San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector is John Warren and has been for many years.
John Warren is a 26 year Daly City Police Officer (retired)
So getting back to the Elected Officials and Staff of Daly City, What was their plan and why did they go along with Terrible Idea of not disclosing the names of the Involved officers. The public knows that Police Officers will kill people in the line of duty, that is part of the job. The public expects Elected Officials and Staff to do their job, Not help cover up anything.
What caused 4 Daly City Police Officers to be at a disabled truck (flat tire) in the first place? Who was the first Officer on the scene? Which Officer fired her/his weapon twice into an occupied vehicle? How is it possible this entire event lasted only 16 minutes before the deceased was transported from the scene. That has got to be a Worlds Record.
What we know today 27 days later.
Roger Allen R.I.P. was shot and killed in Daly City by somebody on April 7, 2021
The Attorney General of the State of California Rob Bonta should Investigate this homicide, That’s not going to happen. Daly City has lost all credibility the Staff is Responsible, Look to the City Managers.
Those Who Matter are holding a public meeting to hear your comments about the 4 Unnamed Daly City Police Officers who were Involved in the killing of Roger Allen a 44 year old Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a truck with a flat tire on April 7, 2021. The official statement from Daly City Elected Officials and Staff is that the FOUR Police Officers somehow arrived at the disabled vehicle and offered assistance. The result is at least one of them shot and killed Roger Allen while he was inside the vehicle. There was a female passenger sitting in the back of the truck when the shots were fired into the vehicle. The real question for the Elected Officials and Staff is what caused FOUR Daly City Police Officers to be at that truck on April 7, 2021 in the first place.
You will remember it was the Daly City Swat TEAM that got tired of waiting at Errol Chang’s family home in Pacifica. After being on the scene for a short amount of time, the order came in to finish it. Errol who was the only person inside the small home was not a threat to anybody, the house was completely surrounded, the public was safe. Errol was killed by the DCPD Swat Team minutes later. Who gave the order?
Redwood City Police and San Mateo County Sheriff Swat Teams had a very different result when they surrounded James (Jim) McGee’s home for 17.5 hours. Nobody got a scratch the difference he was a “Those Who Matter” individual a former Redwood City Police Officer.
Yesterday the Showboater found a reporter to make the obvious statement about Body Worn Cameras.
“Make no mistake about it, every city in San Mateo County should have body cameras,” said David Canepa, who represents Daly City and other areas as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. “It’s in the best interest of the community to have the video and it’s in the best interest of the police officers.”
Body Worn Camera Videos can be edited within minutes just ask San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd. When I say edited here are just a few examples, Blurred, Captions and Deleting 2 seconds like what happened on the Chinedu V. Okobi video that was finally released to the Public 5 Months after he was killed by 6 San Mateo County Sheriff Employees. The video starts by listing the Involved Deputies it OMMITS CSO Joseph Gonzales you will see him join at 6:47 mark also note 7:02 he is at Chinedu’s head and next time you see him is 7:05 he is down by legs, what happened during those missing 3 seconds. Why was that cut out?
The real question is why did Those Who Matter Omit his name from being Involved.
Ask Showboater David Canepa President of the Board of Supervisors if he ever watched the Video. I asked all of the County Supervisors that question. Supervisor Dave Pine answered he had 3 times, He was the only one.
This next Video is Highly Edited, Captioned and promotes the False story that Sandra Harmon Fired first, there was a Shootout. There is no mention that the Deputy Fired first, Fired at an unarmed woman with her hands up above her head. No Mention she was shot at 14 times, 3 of which were fatal shots in her BACK. No mention the 3 Shell Casings were moved at the Crime scene. and the Best Part is the Deputy did not turn on his Body Worn Camera. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Inspector Jordan Boyd responsible for the Editing and Captions of the Video. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman is responsible for obstructing the public right to get to the truth. The AXON LOG RECORDS would verify the BWC of Deputy Dominguez was turned off during the Homicide. Why is David Silberman taking that position?
“Those Who Matter” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is the source for that term. I remember when I first it, I thought to myself, Steve knows something that most San Mateo County Residents don’t. he was right.
It’s Time for San Mateo County especially Daly City to get on the same page as America is changing. The minimum is to identify the officers involved. The next minimum is to have the Attorney General take over the investigation from Those Who Matter. That will never happen with Daly City’s current Elected Officials and Staff.
It’s been 18 days since Roger Allen a Black man was killed by Daly City Police Officers while sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck (flat tire) that nobody called the police for.
At this time in America’s History you would expect at least one of Daly City Elected Officials to make a public comment on this Homicide by DCPD Officers and THAT ONE would be Glenn Sylvester a 33 year Police Officer who has trained Police Officers. Did he ever train Officers to reach inside a vehicle to wrestle a gun from a subject’s hands?
To say the facts are limited is an Understatement. The only thing we do know is that Roger Allen R.I.P is dead and Daly City Police Chief Patrick Hensley refuses to identify the 4 Involved officers. Roger Allen died less than 8 miles from where Chinedu V. Okobi was killed by 6 San Mateo County Sheriff Employees, A Sergeant, 4 Deputies and a CSO who sprayed O.C. spray into Okobi’s face at close range after he was tased 7 times struck with extended baton, body slammed to the ground from behind and dog-piled by the group where he was handcuffed and stopped breathing. Not one of the Sheriff Employees checked his pulse or provided life saving measures for the next 9 minutes. They wanted to make sure he was dead before the AMR staff got to him. Mission accomplished.
In San Mateo County Nobody is above the Law except “Those Who Matter.”
I would suggest that Councilman Glenn Sylvester rethink why he is on the Daly City Council.
I don’t recall him ever saying one word about Chinedu Okobi’s Homicide. Chinedu Okobi was killed for “Walking While Black in Millbrae.” No running in and out of traffic, No immediately assaulting the deputy as Sheriff Bolanos claimed. just a large Black man walking on a sidewalk in San Mateo County.
Roger Allen was killed in Daly City for “Sitting in the passenger seat While Black.”
Councilman Glenn Sylvester consider saying “I resign” that would be a step in the right direction.
I have Never thought it was a good idea to have Law Enforcement people become Politicians or County Managers.
Mark D, Melville Candidate for San Mateo County Sheriff 2022 Got it Right commenting on the fact that all Daly City Elected and Staff refuse to name the 4 Police Officers Involved in Roger Allen’s Homicide. Why?
“There is no reason for the PD to withhold the names of all personnel involved in said incident.”
It’s been 14 days since the Homicide of Roger Allen who was shot and killed in a disabled parked truck on a residential street in your City of Daly City. You have refused to name the four Daly City Police Officers who were on the scene. You have refused to tell your Police Chief Patrick Hensley to provide the names of the Officers involved, Why?
This is not Transparency.
Yesterday x Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found Guilty of all three charges including murder of George Floyd.
Your behavior proves that San Mateo County is NOT Minneapolis. Think about the Black Lives Matter Resolution you signed.
October 3, 2018 San Mateo County’s own George Floyd was Chinedu V. Okobi he was killed by SIX San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on El Camino Real in Millbrae. Within hours Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos issued a partial list of those involved, he left out one of the most important person the CSO who sprayed O.C. in Chinedu okobi’s face after he had been tased 7 times, struck with extended baton and dog piled by the group.
It says Below is a list of names of San Mateo County Sheriff Office personnel who were involved in the critical incident. That is not true. CSO Joseph Gonzales is not named.
Yesterday in Columbus Ohio, a 16 year old girl was shot and killed by a Police Officer responding to 2 911 calls. The Interim Police Chief has already released the name of the Officer who shot and killed the teenager, He has also released the Body Worn Camera Videos. Congratulations to Columbus Ohio.
It’s been 14 days Daly City Elected Officials.
Release the names of the 4 Daly City Police Officers involved in the Homicide of Roger Allen today.
Daly City Elected Officials, You are responsible for your Police Chief’s behavior.
It’s been 13 days since Roger Allen was killed by somebody that was employed by the City of Daly City. This unnamed person is supposedly employed by the Daly City Police Department. Until that person and others are identified the public is left to guess and wonder.
What was the plan? This killing of a Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck (Flat Tire) and now dead is very similar to several Deaths by San Mateo County Law Enforcement.
Errol Chang R.I.P. What was the plan other than to kill him? He was inside a tiny house by himself surrounded by Swat TEAM from Daly City.
Yanira Serrana-Garcia R.I.P. What was the plan? Yanira was shot and killed by a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy within 20 seconds of him exiting his vehicle, he passed his partner and went on his own with No Plan.
Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. What was the plan? A Moorehouse Graduate, a Father, a man who committed No Crime, other than walking on the sidewalk in Millbrae while Black. The News Release issued by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and PIO Rosemerry Blankswade had so many lies in it and Omissions. For now I will just say this Chinedu V. Okobi is San Mateo County’s George Floyd. Six Sheriff Employees on top of Chinedu after tasing him SEVEN times striking him with an extended baton, spraying O.C. in his face at close range right before he was handcuffed and stopped breathing. He was sat up on El Camino Real with deputies bracing his back so his head would be slumped forward to assure he would never breath again. No Medical aide was provided by any of the Six Sheriff Employees for the next 9 minutes. No matter what they claim or the edited video with the false captions.
Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. What was the plan? After searching for her for more than 20 minutes a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Dominguez goes on his own, doesn’t report where he is and claims he did not turn on his Body Worn Camera 14 shots were fired at Sandra three stuck her back they were all fatal shots. Three shell casings were moved at the crime scene. The San Mateo County Sheriff Office provided a video 5 months later starring Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, He promotes the False story of a Shootout started by Sandra, He doesn’t mention that she was shot while she was unarmed with her hands above her head. He doesn’t mention the 3 shell casings being moved at the crime scene. He doesn’t mention the 2 bullet holes found in a building by a citizen in a location that proves the Sheriff’s Story is a lie. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman is responsible for refusing to make the AXON Log Records public. They will prove in a matter of minutes if the Government’s story of the Body Worn Camera was turned off. Why wouldn’t David Silberman want the truth to be made public. The AXON Log Records are paid for by the public.
Now it’s Daly City’s turn for the Elected Officials and Staff to do what they claim they are committed to provide Transparency. What was the Police Department’s plan for FOUR Officers to to be involved in a disabled vehicle in the middle of the afternoon in a residential neighborhood. The vehicle had 3 occupants, Was there a 911 call? The PD’s statement says the incident started at 1:55 PM. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told me that Roger Allen was transported by ambulance from the crime scene at 2:11 PM. That is 16 minutes total time involved. That might just be an all time record for San Mateo County.
The Government’s Story that every Daly City Elected Official and Staff supports is one of the unnamed four Police Officers reached into the vehicle and wrestled with decedent and a fake gun. They don’t describe it as a BB gun they call it a fake gun.
What was the Plan? Does Daly City Police Department train their Police Officers to reach into a vehicle with occupants and wrestle with one who allegedly is holding a GUN?
There is a lot of talk about Law Enforcement Reform around America right now I suggest we add Elected Officials and Staff Reform. #ElectedOfficialsReform
I say this based on my personal experience of dealing with Half Moon Bay City Manager Bob Nesbit and Deputy City Manager Matthew Chidester in trying to get to the truth of the Sandra Lee Harmon Homicide by San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies on May 5, 2020. Those two in my opinion did everything possible to obstruct that goal. I even recommended the City Council file a lawsuit against the Sheriff, District Attorney and County Counsel to release the AXON LOG RECORDS, they chose not to. Half Moon Bay City Council was very disturbed by the Homicide and wanted answers, and even went so far as to contact the Attorney General to Criminally Investigate the Sheriff, District Attorney Investigators and the Homicide. Again the City Managers intervened in the creation of the watered down wording of that letter.
One of the main differences I see between the Murder of Roger Allen and Sandra Lee Harmon is Daly City Mayor and the Council Members are fine with the Murder of another Black man in San Mateo County. Just like Millbrae was with Chinedu V. Okobi’s Homicide by six Sheriff Employees. That was not the case in Half Moon Bay ALL Council Members were very upset and they said so.
Everybody knows the names of the 4 Daly City Police Officers should have been made public on April 7, 2021 the same day Roger Allen was killed. That is Transparency. Who is responsible for the behavior of the Daly City Police Chief? If it’s not the City Manager, and it’s not the Mayor, that leaves the silent City Council.
What did San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy (30 year Police Officer) say? Nothing
What did the Board of Supervisor’s say about Roger Allen’s Homicide by DCPD? Nothing
Mark D. Melville candidate for Sheriff of San Mateo County 2022 said “The police department should be conducting their own investigation to ensure all department directives were followed in handling said incident.” “There is no reason for the PD to withhold the names of all personnel involved in said incident.”
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told me,
“There are four officers involved in the Daly City shooting. It is the responsibility of the police chief to disclose the officers’ names, with the proviso that my office will disclose the names at the time of announcing the decision in the case. So at least for now that inquiry goes to Chief Patrick Hensley at DCPD.”
“Only one officer fired his weapon and he is on administrative leave. “
Than You, Colin Kaepernick.
I recently revisited the 2016 postgame interview when I was first asked about not standing during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” One of the reporters inquired about the reasoning behind my dissent. “There’s a lot of things that need to change,” I replied. “One specifically is police brutality. There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. Cops are getting paid leave for killing people. That’s not right. That’s not right by anyone’s standards.”
The unnamed Daly City Police Officer who killed Roger Allen is on paid leave. City Managers, Mayors and City Council are responsible.
The Attorney General of the State of California should by Investigating Roger Allen’s Homicide. Everybody knows that.
District Attorney’s Office Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363-4883.
Why would you, Daly City Manager Shawnna Maltbie, and your entire city council be OK with the District Attorney’s Office Investigation in the death of Roger Allen? You do remember Errol Chang R.I.P., Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P, Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P., Ramsey Saad R.I.P., Kyle Hart R.I.P., Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. and now Roger Allen R.I.P..
Chinedu Valentine Okobi R.I.P. is San Mateo County’s George Floyd R.I.P.
William Massey was responsible for the Investigation of Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P. Homicide by six San Mateo County Sheriff Employees, Five deputies and one CSO. Within hours of Chinedu being murdered the Sheriff’s Office issued a False Press Release.
This false statement stayed on the Governments website for 5 months. All the News Media made sure that everyone knew a Large Blackman “Immediately Assaulted the deputy as soon as he exited his vehicle.”
William Massey knew that statement was pure fantasy, and he didn’t care.
He knew that Sandra Lee Harmon had already been shot in the back when this picture was taken. You can see her hands above her head and the shotgun on the ground several feet from her. Now to the left of the shotgun and the right of the R.V you can see a long 2×4 on the ground, you can not see in this photo but there are several others that show THREE spent shell casings that were moved (Evidence Tampering) from that location to a location that better fit the False story being fed to the public. Those three shell casings also prove that Deputy Dominguez fired first not the False story the Deputy was fired at first. William Massey was fine with that.
Ask William Massey who word crafted “After moving her arms around in an erratic manner.” Think about this a person who has dropped her gun, and has her hands up above her head and is being fired upon and struck in her back, What kind of motion of the arms would you expect when a bullet entered her back? erratic manner?
It should come as no surprise that Daly City Manager Shawnna Maltbie, the Mayor, City Council and the Police Chief couldn’t care less about the death of a Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck (Flat Tire) when FOUR Daly City Police Officers showed up and minutes later Roger Allen was dead.
Not one of them said a word about the two Homicides by San Mateo County Law Enforcement mentioned above.
If they did care they would have demanded the names of the Police Officers be released immediately, and they would have demanded the Attorney General Investigate this Homicide, It’s that simple.
The question now for the Residents of Daly City and San Mateo County is what do You do when your City Manager in this case Shawanna Maltbie refuses to do her/his job?
Please Instruct your Police Chief Patrick Hensley to identify the 4 Daly City Police Officers involved in the Homicide of Roger Allen on April 7, 2021. You were completely silent on this killing of a Black man sitting in the passenger seat of a parked truck with a flat tire in a residential neighborhood at 2 PM. Your Police work for you, your City Manager Shawnna Maltbie and the Council Members. In your first statement issued 7 days after the Homicide by your Police Department, you are promoting the Investigation by San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office and advising people with information to contact District Attorney’s Office Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363-4883.
Why would you, Shawnna Maltbie, and your entire city council be OK with the District Attorney’s Office Investigation in this death? You do remember Errol Chang R.I.P., Yanira Serrano Garcia R.I.P, Chinedu V. Okobi R.I.P., Ramsey Saad R.I.P., Kyle Hart R.I.P., Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. and now Roger Allen R.I.P..
Any reasonable Elected Official in San Mateo County would have to ask How is it possible that Chief Inspector William Massey is still employed by San Mateo County at all. Everyone should remember that he and Inspector John Warren were recently Investigated by Internal Affairs in the x Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez 6.5 yr criminal case.
They were also involved in the Sandra Harmon Homicide by Sheriff Deputies on May 5, 2020 HMB. They promoted the false story of a Shootout started by the deceased Sandra Harmon, They withheld the fact that she was shot in the back 3 times each shot was fatal while unarmed. Is that who you want to investigate the Homicide in your city? I don’t think so. Have an adult meeting with you City Manager’s and your Police Chief, and City Council and Request the Attorney General take over this investigation ASAP.
It’s been 10 days now and San Mateo County still doesn’t know the names of the Officers Involved.
Posted on: April 14, 2021
Daly City Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting
Daly City Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting
On April 7, 2021, the Daly City Police Department was involved in an officer-involved shooting on the 700 block of Niantic Avenue in Daly City, which resulted in the death of 44-year old Roger Cornelius Allen. The City understands that the incident has raised questions in our community.
Daly City is committed to transparency and will provide updates to the community as additional details become available, as this case is currently under active investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office in accordance with the San Mateo County Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol.
The initial media release from the District Attorney indicated the incident involved the death of Roger Cornelius Allen, when Daly City Police Officers came upon a parked truck to assist with a flat tire. After officers saw a gun, a struggled ensued with Mr. Allen. When the gun (later determined to be a replica gun) was pointed at the face of one of the officers, an officer fired his service handgun striking Mr. Allen. Officers removed Mr. Allen from the truck and provided emergency medical assistance. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he died.
The City is not releasing the identity of the involved officers at this time, as this case is under active investigation. However, as authorities move forward with investigations of the officer-involved shooting, the City is committed to providing our community with as much information as possible without compromising the investigations.
The City recognizes the impact of this extremely unfortunate event on the family of Roger Allen. “This is a tragic event in our community, and the City is committed to an equitable process. The District Attorney’s active investigation is the first step in revealing the details of what occurred. Per the District Attorney, the investigation will be ongoing over the next two months,” said Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo.
The District Attorney provided a broad overview of the currently known details of the investigation in a press release dated April 13, 2021, and requested that anyone with information relevant to this incident to please call the District Attorney’s Office, Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363-4883.
Last night around 10:30 PM April 6, 2021 the CHP made a traffic stop in the Southbound lanes of Highway 101 just south of Millbrae Ave. The deceased exited his vehicle and before could be arrested and placed in the CHP vehicle he ran across the 4 southbound lanes and crossed over the divide and was struck and killed by the San Mateo County Sheriff SUV driven by Sgt. Andy Ward who was traveling northbound 101 in the fast lane.
The deceased was a 30 something year old male not identified yet.
It’s not clear yet wether he was handcuffed when he ran?