VIDEO: Cops Sued For Brutality, Now Bodycam Shows What Really Happened

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Bodycam video showed that allegations made by Alton Corey in a lawsuit about excessive use of force were unfounded.

Champaign, IL – Newly released bodycam video of police arresting Alton Corey in an apartment hallway told a different story than what’s in the lawsuit he filed against the police department on May 22 (video below).

The incident occurred on Oct. 17, 2017 when Champaign police officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute a Corey’s apartment in the 1500-block of Kiler Drive, The News-Gazette reported.

Corey’s lawsuit against the Champaign Police Department claimed two officers slammed Corey into a door in his home last fall without provocation, knocking him unconscious, and then concealed their excessive use of force by charging the man with battery to a police officer, according to The News-Gazette.

The narrative was distinctly different from what was shown by the officers’ bodycam videos.

One of the bodycam videos that was released showed the victim waiting for police in stairwell of the apartment building when they arrived at about 10:45 p.m.

“I just got assaulted by the neighbor,” the woman told the officers through tears. “He’s some got really bad anger problems… He gets really drunk sometimes. He threw all my stuff in the hallway and hit me in the head."

Champaign Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway told her to stay in stairwell and went to knock on the door of the accused neighbor, the video showed.

In the video, it’s clear that Corey was angry and agitated when he opened the door.

“What? What? What the f--k?” he greeted them. Then he stepped out into the hallway to talk to them at their request, but made it clear they couldn’t go in his house.

Corey told his side of the story to the officers, yelling the entire time, the video showed.

"I don’t know what’s going on. This here ho gonna come in my house and gonna say this and say that. I said 'Leave my house. Leave my house. Leave me alone.' I went to the hospital to get a procedure today. I got a defibrillator," he told them.

Officer Killin tried to say something, and Corey shut him down, yelling “No, f--k you, man!”

The man began screaming and gesturing wildly, and Officer Killin pushed him back into his apartment, but that didn’t stop Corey.

In the police report, Officer Killin wrote that Corey "batted my left arm before flailing his arms up in the air. I pushed Alton backwards to create space for my safety and told him to stay back,” The News-Gazette reported.

When Corey came back at the officers, they reached for his arms to take him into custody, the video showed.

The combined momentum propelled Corey into the door across the hall, and then down to the floor, the video showed.

In his lawsuit, Corey claimed that both officers slammed him face-first into a door, causing him to black out, after he told them they couldn't come in – all of which was refuted by the bodycam video.

The altercation had nothing to do with telling the officers to stay out of his apartment and he never appeared to lose consciousness, the video showed.

Corey appeared awake the entire incident and was boosting himself up on his knees.

“I'm dead?" Corey asked from the floor.

"You're not dead," an officer responded.

"I'm dead," Corey told them again.

"You're not dead,” the officer told him a second time.

"Yes I am. You all paralyzed me,” Corey said.

"We didn't paralyze you,” the officer responded as he proceeded to handcuff the man.

In the video, the officers discussed how it didn't have to come to this.

"We didn't mean to hit him against the door. We hit him against the wall and pulled him through. It's on the video,” one officer said to the other.

Officer Killin shook his head and seemed frustrated that the situation had escalated, as he talked calmly to the suspect, who got worked up again quickly.

Corey launched into another expletive-filled rant and accused the officers of wanting to kill him because he's black. He also claimed the officers were "jealous" of him because he was with a white woman, according to The News-Gazette.

“All you (expletive) white men want to do is kill a (racial epithet)," Corey screamed repeatedly, The News-Gazette reported. “... That's all you honkies want to do."

Corey refused to be transported in an ambulance, so Officer Holloway took him to the hospital in the back of his patrol vehicle, the police report said. No officers were injured in the incident, police said.

Champaign PD conducted an internal investigation and determined the officers’ use of force was reasonable and consistent with policy and training, The News-Gazette reported.

In the lawsuit, Corey’s attorney referred to his client as an elderly man with heart problems whom police handled with too much force.

You can see the video of the incident below:

Comments (18)
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GForce48
GForce48

I certainly hope the suit gets laughed out of court and charges for filing a bogus claim against the officer(s) and department get filed against this oxygen thief.

La Migra
La Migra

"I din du nuffin", race card....hahaha

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator ........again!

LFJ
LFJ

Domestic disputes...dontcha love 'em...This guy has some serious issues and he's lucky he was arrested by these officers, it could have gone a whole lot worse for him. When are people going to learn?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@RunCop - the LCD's are all over the place lately.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

"In the lawsuit, Corey’s attorney referred to his client as an elderly man with heart problems whom police handled with too much force." He looks younger than the cop in the still photo.

John.Brown
John.Brown

"I'm dead": "You're not dead". Can't make this shit up.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

In the words of "Bones" McCoy......."he's dead Jim" LOL

gfc1963
gfc1963

I wonder where HCD is on this vid? He'll find a way of defending his fellow HCD.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

I don't need to watch the video, I have been seeing and hearing the same crap for about 8 years now.

retiredladybluecpd
retiredladybluecpd

I hope the officer goes after the lawyer, who expected to ching ching a nice chunk of change from the City. I dispise these shady lawyers. So glad they had a body cam on. How many innocent

officers lost their jobs because of bogus complaints and lawsuits

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Dunno about this one ... absolutely no any details from the "victim" were obtained. You know like what is your name, where do you live, where did this "assault" take place, were you hurt in this assault, where do you hurt, what is the name of the guy who assaulted you, what is his description and etc. Conversely, his claim was that she was in his "home," she was a problem and he had been to the hospital earlier in the day. Additionally, he responded to one officer's calm demeanor but that approach was quickly abandoned. His cause for agitation could very well been from his experience at the hospital. And then there was the matter of them following her back up the stairs to where the alleged drunk & violent perp was located, when for her safety, and theirs, they should have proceeded first.

61mouse
61mouse

Do they think they get better results YELLING at top of their lungs ?

Ferox45
Ferox45

Blacks are RACIST!!!!

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

"I aint gotta lookatchu!"

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Firstly I side with the police almost 100% of the time, as I did here. However, that Officer was an arrogant jerk. Yes the man should have complied, but this cop should be spoken to about his behavior as well What a jerk. Is there a lawsuit here?... no way but thinking about this cops behavior over the past few days irritates the hell out of me.

Gatordan52
Gatordan52

Gotta go with Charles on this one. You don’t follow the supposed victim up the steps to confront a accused perpetrator. That’s Cops 101. Yes or No?😫🤪


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