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Police bodycam video shows Black man killed over a screwdriver  

The violent and needless killing of a mentally ill Black man for holding a screwdriver was caught on police body cam footage, released on Monday. The release coincides with the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department.

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In June of last year, police confronted Jason Harrison who suffered from bipolar disorder. Harrison’s mother had called police to assist her in getting Harrison to the hospital for treatment.

Instead, the police gunned down  Harrison for holding a screwdriver and allegedly lunging at the officers. The family of Harrison disputes the police narrative and stated that “He never had a history of violence before.”

An internal investigation by the Dallas Police determined that no criminal charges were warranted in the killing of Harrison. However, after the release of the bodycam footage, police officials have now turned the investigation over to the Dallas County District Attorney for review.


  1. Nigg.Newton on March 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

    WHY in the H—LL did this woman call the POLICE!

    She got exactly what was suppose to happen. DON’T CALL the Police unless you want your family assassinated!

    • REALSOUL4 on March 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

      YOU STFU, and go dropped to your knees…”WHORE”!! Look at you?!

    • honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      ARE YOU STUPID .. SHE HAD to do that .. it to get him to a mental ward its a state order that if a mental person is out of hand and your feel they may harm themselves or a child or adult in the house you call police so they can apprehend him they didnt try to apprehend this man they just shot to kill him this is unacceptable and warrant another major march this time on dallas , i bet you dallas residents dont march they scared as hell . . they yonger kid will the older blacks are like a bunch of run away slaves down there .. never standing up for justice . and white predator know this

      • Nigg.Newton on March 18, 2015 at 11:11 am

        So you are calling me stupid, but her SON IS DEAD, because of her actions.

        Damn, Black folks are not going to be around long, with thinking like yours.

        A WHITE person would not have called the POLICE, they would have requested Medics!

        But I guess you/Blacks are too feeble minded to ask for Medics and not Police when calling for help.

        And please just stop acting like — CITY APES. It’s getting embarrassing to other educated Blacks

        • MILKTASTIC on March 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

          White trash that fucks black dicks please go find one to put in ur mouth so u can shut the fuck up stupid dumb slut

  2. ZeroTo100 on March 17, 2015 at 11:09 am

    listen ppl they(police) can have on head to toe body cameras,tht shyt dnt matter when you are a #BLACKMALE #THEYSHOOTINGYOASS but it would be wrong if ppl started calling the police to their homes then #KILLINGTHEIRASS huh? #FuckAllPoliceInTheUniverse! #DeathToAllPolice! #NOMATTERTHENATIONALLITY ppl of Color should #NEVERBEPOLICE!

    • honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      this film just prove more and more out point , they just shoot a man like they asses still in afghanistan you have to remember these cop come from the military , some were sharp shooters , some weapontry some killers and done killed before , they are givin a gun . .do you think someone who has killed is afraid to kill again… .. then most of the have PTSD . POST TRAMATIC STRESS DISORDER .. a serious nerve defect , they on medication the police dept lknow they on meds cause all cops go under a docter care to be qualified so you know they have to say what meds they on now on the other hand if they not telling the police dr the truth they get the job and walla .. WE GOT BLACK MEN KILLED AROUND THE NATION .. this is coming common place now so someone in the usa is lying about these miltary men background 77percent should no have been allowed to be a cop

  3. REALSOUL4 on March 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

    OMG!! They knew this man was sick…what can you do with a screwdriver against a “GUN”? If the police are that damn scare, they shouldn’t be police officers. I guess they will get off, like all the other times. “STOP KILLING OUR MEN”!!!

  4. honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I USE TO LIVE IN DALLAS AND DALLAS IS A REAL RACIST CITY .. from the police to the city hall are real racist , they have no respect for black folk there a black man in dallas can not drive his car in no where but a black neigborhood like south dallas , if you go to north dallas or plano , or richardson or surrounding citys where whites live you will –99 percent get pulled over even if your tags are updated . your a black man period . my son was pulled over on the way to school and we moved , when i filed a harrassment charge on them . i really think that dallas has gone under the radar do anyone remember that one of the biggest march protest came out of dallas 3 months ago 400 people black and white took to the street , ,that should have told ya everyting … even ferguson didnt have that many protester THERE IS A WELL GUARDED FEAR THAT IF YOU COMPLAIN ON THEM /? YOU MAY END UP DEAD .. .. a lot of black men been shot down there for no reason one young man was shot by a female cop who said she lost control of her gun etc . .no she was wrong for profiling this man .. . the white cops in dallas are prejudice an most come from prejedice areas like east texas , they get out the army and head to dallas from what they acall east texas ….the area where james bird was dragged from a truck 20 years ago .. and recently guy name wright was torchered and they say the sheriff did it , and the sheriff said a black man killed the guy . like they set up a black dope dealer to take the rap .. . DALLAS TX IS RACIST USA ITS LIKE LIVING IN SELMA 1955 LOL GLAD WE MOVED FROM THERE ..

  5. honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    ify you gotta shot a man with a screw driver your ASS IS TOO SCARY TO BE A COP IF TWO OF THEM WAS THERE THEY COULD HAVE WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND IF HE WAS WHITE THEY WOULD HAVE BOUGHT HIM TO THE GROUND FOR SURE THE -911 OPERATOR told them that the man was mentally challenged that is what the investigation is based on . and someone fixing to get fried cause if they dont dallas will be marching and it will beworst than ferguson

  6. honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    this video makes me sooooo dam madd cause they could have tasered this man why in hell did the just shoot him down like that ? all hell fixin to break again .

  7. honeybutter on March 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    i use to livei n dallas and dallas is a real racist city the black men there rarely drive even if they have no tickets , they pull black men over in the same manner as ferguson cops its all about getting the money for fine to fund the city .. mexicans dont even get messed with and 40 percent oft them are illegal in texas , it can be 4 mexicans riding in a hoopty and the dallas cops dont even stop them but 4 black nen get stopped andharrasssed .. or killed …. this man shooting doesnt surprise men cause i though the mike brown incident was MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN IN DALLAS .. THE OPERATOR TOLD THEM THE MAN WAS MENATLLY ILL? AND THEY STILL SHOT HIM …

  8. sue on March 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    It seems that these cops are doing all these unnecessary killings, because they are getting off with it. And the more that these cops do not pay the price publicly, the more the cops are going to kill. The law system needs to start by making an example out of one of these cases. To show that there are consequences for abusing there power as law officers.

    • jexxel on March 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      I am white and all of you r right we got something in common for 10 years ive been on probation and have paid almost 15000$ in fines lawyers and court cost.hell ive been on misdemeanor probation and feel like im a felon. Damn pigs sit on the road were i drive home from work and they pic the Night i get my ticket.military wanabees that miss the war they prob never fought in..let me tell ya this east tenn has more ammo more guns and more sharp shooters than you can imagin .i would like that our youth and calmer heads would prevail peace .son of bitches r taking us out one at a time like jews in germany.I WANT TO SAY YOU BETTER BACK THE FUCK UP PIGS CAUSE WE R NOT A UNARMED POPULATION AND WE CHERISH OUR FORFATHERS COMMINTMENT TO PERSEVERE our freedom.OUR 2 AMENDMENT IS NOT IN JEAPERDY BUT YOUR ASS IS.YOU SHOULD SERVE AND PROTECT YOU NAZI FUCKS BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TAKES MATTERS IN OUR HANDS.ALL RACES AND ALL AGES HAS A RIGHT TO BE PRIVATE AND WE DONT HAVET TO SHOW OUR PAPER WORK TO YOU .GO GET FUCKED I WILL STAND BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF MY AFRO AMERICANS TILL WE ADD ANOTHER RED STRIPE TO OUR BELOVED FLAG.AMERICAN FEDS KNOW THE ONLY PEOPLE ON EARTH THEY CANT BEAT IS US AND THEY THINK THIS SHIT IS KEEPING US IN LINE KILLING MENTAL AND UNARMED CITIZENS ARE YOU FUCKIN SERIOUS HEY FOLKS THEY BETTER PRAY THEY DONT WAKE THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS UP CAUSE WHEN THAT CLOSET DOOR OPENS WE WILL BE THE ONES TO SHUT IT.I PLEDGED ALEGEANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ALL PEOPLE AND A NEW NATION IF BE SO..SO HELP ME GOD.