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Erie County Sheriff's News Conference on Standoff

Mar 17, 2014|

Concord standoff news conference.

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-- goes and -- around him and here come here. Vehicle pure power and that's me where we're extremely. Please we'll announce the successful and peaceful lending. And -- Over the last fourteen hours recruited very easily result -- Tragic ending didn't. And do because of cooperation from the agency's use these people who today. Or sit down. Your comment that. A lot of police officer -- May make him -- Brussels to comes just think what it. The statue of saint Michael and is that they -- and patrons in law enforcement is this was the truly game that we don't like to be. Thankful for all we visited once again is if your power. -- I'm sure mark -- amendment right. Seated next to him it is -- you've written FBI he's taken both office. You're rooting for your -- refuse service. Services and in my left if you grip in the -- an embarrassment to you please. Once again we just representing. That many people involved in this instance today you know also I'm right Houston had an internal report -- here would -- the job. All we -- is there a future hall of New York State Police was there. And I don't want him last night to -- domestic related incidents. In the town and country on her own home country. We -- to cars. 90909. PM compared location. Deputy read beyond. Hand. Came on the ground no room in the works for -- and as they approach to residents. Were shouted -- her -- and in revenge for both vehicles. You know these these three times. We do know that we extremely. Serious incident. The call came from Cam Newton story recording male subject in the house. Foreign and also. Brought him distraught once -- massacred Vinson did it just turned -- we head. You mentioned your opinions are responding. Wasn't bad there jobs are being inquired inside the residence. And what can never you know it was a group in your a lot of residents. Once in the current return. I'm on the road now in the driveway. When when the cars Shia patrol cars were. That he's a good sense to immediately -- -- from seeking a policy -- procedures. Million and our cars I'm seeing were Ricard from New York State Police and -- A whole list of agencies that were involved in the movie don't you mentioned on the night. And we quote or -- Ramon questions. It's important we do have because you -- of all the agencies. Truly what brought this to a successful. Successful law. And in we -- to mention again that he's definitely on time. Deputy Hannah when you're prepared and supervisors working. Lieutenant Joel -- and start on your home made some initial calls it really critical you know this is still investigation. Well -- arrived on location. What you realize that he's the subject was alone in the house. Masterpiece in the -- full time. What we used entrepreneur and very very short fiction and they're playing time you were recently certainly wasn't holes and which ones -- It though we worked on all night long we're -- our negotiators the FBI negotiators. Establishing contact with the subject. Often I took hours. Cell phone calls and texting to establish that it was -- and it was a long long process we should also mention is -- extremely. Well we're very very. The issue Kennedy. A vital role in this and ultimately we did. What you were on it long and 9:30 this morning. The incident and use walking on the other residents. We do know that on multiple shots required. There are a lot of things we are are seeing yen after holding here. You just don't handle all the answers yet we don't give them information. How's it been was there. Steve who's watching this morning and I entered when he came out. And house has now been secured. Winning this reform we're going so I do anything for their. That's important it was very important for us to do was to -- right. A lot of what you're doing here you introduced alongside the house and we can happen yet. Once again on the me quickly and the host nation meals and then was in danger holes in security atmosphere waiting to hear what. Search warrant and the house. We do know that the system uses a rifle. This news on the rifle. I don't know him and we do know that at least on the outside of the house we found. Sixty shell casings. House. I mean we've had -- full investigation. That probably 25 of those shots ring that are whose cars. Another or -- so it was probably around. Vehicles on the war swat team was. Sustained no damage was wrong. And on higher ground. What can we. Confusion on the wrong. Would assist the family and you know this morning and I entering. Now we get here we did we didn't take throughout the night we increases when we immediate evacuation of all of which three houses. We did it one neighborhood. Safety -- -- -- they went and their treatment and they and they're facing very thankful for their cooperation. Obviously. And their safety but they also -- RC. And it's easy position. And I'll never be it wouldn't be hoses. In the neighborhood. The rural areas you know he would not want to hold -- right next hole. We hit the houses that we determined that we were. You know potential. Dangers on so. I -- -- -- the morning they hope is that we had and you know hopeful and very very very quote. Could not have been more. Understand the significance of what we did you into making -- always more reality -- -- At that point in time although. Fairly certain he was in the house we weren't complete in the house. And he's won the limit excessive areas to make you want holes over three hours. We hear a lot of hope departures from that -- we took more so than it closure we certainly appreciate that. When American agencies are involved -- -- so long was called. -- important this year and in wheelchairs office that we make you mentioned looking from opportunities but there are a lot of agencies in the eighties thing. It's been really important in this cooperation quote. Doesn't happen just overnight this is years and years and years and years and years of people working together because here and -- mentioned before in addition to sheriff's office within your state police. Ladies and any civil civil -- He made this happen -- us you're kind of emergency services Smart teams. Two doctors often doctors there. I have more from the -- public protector plot and people. Obviously would -- original public wouldn't be if I'm grateful citizens. Mentioned -- police FBI once again Orchard Park police department's system to maintain. -- Border Patrol -- funeral home. I'm hopeful that I don't understand what they include the role we appreciate your efforts under state conservation officers -- this thing. On the Boston counterpart in -- can feel pretty. Huge role you are all wars. It became the immediate -- -- you bring your family. And that was so good to have dropped nearly all night long and him appreciate that. Are going to mention -- long road closures of homes rose. He's gotten hurt anymore and -- part company on north Boston. Hillcrest where we're coming Langford. We have north pounds of Alabama -- involved in Boston camels on standby. And less penalties. Rumor and -- in and and -- -- pictures from the helicopter. Out Hoover entry fees privileges to -- there people can force and you appreciate. You all again -- -- -- He's -- me. We do a lot of things what we think we'll hear this morning they'll turn over the future. Oh yeah we did I was a bit short -- on -- subject American anymore at this point in because it is. Essentially domestic violence and some people means there's a forty year old male. We did free pancakes and remember in the past. To a -- very minor. And when that was -- -- Minor type of domestic and in the house. On nothing that would suggest it was in 2000 ball. And minor incident. There's nothing suggested that reason alone in this today. We do some wrong information we obtain. -- the subject was. And some medication not human I don't know I didn't want and they'll tell you what we do this medication ball. And we also an indication that was -- them all alcohol use and yes which -- fourth victory after. Wolf you hope you questions wolf we appreciate it we'll do -- this year and then he pulled to the table make commented that they may have been. Just to first base just a little redundant and in Western New York is noted for this and I don't think anywhere in the country it's done better. But he did a global operation that's enjoyed between emergency services. People in Western New York. On the -- uncomfortable than anything else that we know of anywhere in the country -- our thanks and all of our our partners in this and then secondly in the way of a bit of an apology. To the media we know throughout the night you've been looking for information. When we do know that the individual was monitoring the media. It was potentially using the media to find out what we're doing so are reasons for not getting -- you with more information. Was it was exactly that put us at a disadvantage. Only if he was becoming aware of what we were doing so. What else. Indeed there's a bit earlier. -- reported that the situation was over there were no. Known injuries. She's been -- when I got there to be commander homestead. When the deputies that responded. To be original once again he's going to museums emea glass fragments in his eyes from Wendy's board it is what you. Yet to receive first and foremost and it's to question. Our first concern of course is their receivers including his safety at this point we've carried them on the mental hygiene law. Where valuation. Who we promote charges -- -- -- in that. I can't looking and it -- it was going to be our first concern was getting in -- I Mickelson. Because there's other -- and -- here and want to be addressed. We'll charge -- roll call. If we'd be evaluated by the district attorney down absentee terminal illness. Issue. -- the direct line of the half of them deal bullets. Humble bullet struck both look good in -- When children and direct line of clear on what the operators so we open up with how lucky we -- That the outcome of this but that both of those. Multiple shots were fired in the into the direct directly or leave the occupants of the police vehicles. That. -- issue I do -- it wasn't and so the hurtful on. Almost at times and resolve this morning in the no no they -- they -- in what can we really reached out to. Additional teams and -- now and -- and truce and -- their own ideas -- -- and apologize and we're looking. It. Compared procedures are prepared to hand when you. We we think we're gonna photograph of her lucky to get -- in a minute to show you the damage to those cars but the areas of when not home for. Processing the scene. That. And we think it. We've we've all spoken with them home congratulated them for -- survival on lead the league seem today to be in. The greatest experts we don't question them about the you know flashbacks. One of them is a reason -- returning from from a military service. On said that what happened unless -- was very much different than what happened to him. I -- in combat they both good talk with their families. Told them that their well. I'm again it -- the the -- of possible class in the when deputies eyes but. They. They looked great follow us on -- you don't know what happens afterwards and. -- We -- formed a union that. You know we do right when they were wrong we inquired what his weapons over in the house and went and we've sealed. And some guy who was right. Entry in the house what we're I. Received in the house you know. More. Is that is. You remain on duty throughout the night. I'll probably only needed to lose things come pounded the we'll begin to sense that irritation in his eyes he had never mentioned and anyone duty. Earlier in the evening. But once he did much -- that is nice hell Cindy you're pretty we decide. Mom who didn't even try to do first -- flushing them the recommended procedure was taken to a hospital so we went to UC MC Davis. Eyes examined there. Well and. -- We're I got to understand first and foremost. On Hollywood the FBI. He played in you went -- I. I think secrecy she wouldn't locations. And get -- in the detective bureau. Responsible publication. -- -- -- -- Critical making -- nanny and assistant and then and then a lot of assistance was I've gotten better performance. It's. -- Shortly after the event started at 9 o'clock the sheriff called our office and ask for assistance from. We provided some tactical assets -- swat team responded her hostage negotiators. And the sheriff's office had been negotiations well under way we got there and read. Collaborated together and it was truly joint -- joint partnership is -- -- -- collaboration amongst the federal and local law enforcement. Is unparalleled. Anywhere else in the United States it's the best in western new York and it's because of the relationships that we -- the other. While it was essentially twelve hours of conversation. That the situation was complicated by texting which is which is a new form of -- negotiating enough in the hostage negotiating business. Com as you as you know you can't fully appreciate the context of a conversation. Overtaxed. And so to that degree it was complicated a little bit. The communications were on going all night long often -- at times he was talking a lot at times he was not talking for ninety minutes or more. We've successfully engaging the family the family was tremendously helpful to us and I just think over time he just came to the -- realization. That. The only -- for the only appropriately and this thing was to come out peacefully which is where he had. Looking for Chevy cruise or more focus. I can drink town Jeep Chrysler -- and links golf. Before you make a decision quick Karen let me show you why Kelly we'll we'll call the new 2014 got -- of course new -- under 181000. -- Eight HO LL wind Hubert H you being here to. Well he was educated through the night. As the sheriff said probably complicated my prescriptions. Drugs and. Alcohol. So at times he was. Complacent at times he was angry at times he was educated at times he was. -- and we have very subdued. And when he ultimately came around I think he was probably tired and just wanted to and it. Here. Well when we have an indication that somebody is going to come out. There's a conversation that happens between the crisis negotiators in the swat team so there was a lot of conversation with the sheriff's office swat team commander. To coordinate the surrender. And essentially the negotiator. On gave him commands and hand him back out of the rear of the house and surrender himself to the sheriff's office swat team. MO. Is there going. We. -- we talked about that only -- it like we. Do we do we have a tactical plan we we were planned for every contingency they were having those conversations. The entire night. Let down it's part of our job to remain professional and come and -- on her experience. And mutual respect for each other. And have a -- open forum and an honest exchange of ideas and collaborate together on these plans which is what we did. And. Okay. -- And I think he I think the joint effort has been collecting image is different it is really number responders. All what we grow -- situation where things may have in this situation is different because things did it. And I've been here. -- before the year and I nursing care global creator. Went. It is different and again and here he mentioned me. It affected you just mentioned profession. You know our our -- -- it's a long night. What could the mayors we know personal loan we would rather tall and well. A lot of -- went out to our deputies. Who were involved he did come out. Yes you can't help used in standard procedure we did we know we can get around it. We're told accurately what government reform was concerned. With the RCD in history. And news minimal or you came out he was simply law. They underground and. What. And once -- Your religion culture and she could do. There -- to issue several calls and thinking of my house next door. Which -- next door was it was a relative of of the famine match which -- -- Although we UC. More than one called and I don't -- see if it was white or nobody came from the house next door as if they don't have that information. It is -- we think we did everything for twelve hours for the very busy for hours but came from the house next door initially. Other calls came from neighbors reporting on gunshots. Natural calls people in the area. Following or so important gunshots. That he -- multiple times. For more from location to -- In the house of the house but on the initial call came from the host and in. So from him and can be vacancy that chiefly. -- -- -- -- yes -- no answer no nobody was injured -- there -- other hosts. -- if immigrants and when they knew things weren't weren't good. You move forward call your house. And yes the family does he -- -- one -- one -- -- almost as Ali said on this and warned us to maintain the -- these are. There's evidence but the famine there really very important very helpful role. And in the negotiations. -- That. All. I don't wanna come -- to give an -- because it -- -- domestic issue once again we have we have several. Victims in this in this case when domestic but if it. I think it's safe to say there was an argument who knows. There are going to really. Work dad. Or an. -- me. I think -- -- remind restarting thing continues to real time what will be next but the patient and really there was no time there was no time. Schedules are that -- -- I have my 1112 when nothing like that was set we have to think what what to do next. He would like to -- and talk forever you you can't because at some point. He may be at risk. So that it's always been planned but we were at the point of saying. Let's set -- schedule for going. He just into the political spectrum plan that people believe overall procedures involved and number this one type officers from a multitude of agencies. A lot of and locations. And he changed the direction so so for instance and he come out of the house. Once again declaring that that would have prompted. It was kind of helped him to to escalate this again but there were personal standing by. Whose job it would've done to deal with that if he engaged and in this predicament where. You know we'll. The house wasn't close but we weren't sure did what we were -- -- in 99. -- centuries in the house we weren't a hundred entries in the house at that point. And all of 219 was. It was in for about a mile I have. Sort of moon walking distance in just he's secure that entire area to nineteen all roads just in between he was real -- and it did it perimeter. 11 that we did mention -- we have to mention here. Key player was our our air support. Are played -- are -- -- Individuals. Shouldn't feel we're in the helicopter for hours we also received support from your state police helicopter. But there are pull out of there for hours and hours he refueled several times in -- And that's because that gives us. The really bird's eye view and uses -- -- -- -- -- the right unit on it long and in the real watch an example of what they're seeing answered pretty impressive was that we've got to mention them they hate. They prepare for a long time that it's it's difficult and and the state police as well. -- We're. Yeah. It. We still that's part of the investigation. Unit. On. This part of investigations. That we that we don't believe they weren't with this part of investigations 11 to keep on it. And. They wait until we get -- First of all they never stop expressing. Their concern for his wellbeing. If we know this much and stay -- -- all the officers there and very tired but they were kept in company -- police offices throughout the night. In -- were very hopeful very cooperative but never stopped expressing concern averages. In this domestic -- and he was usually right -- And demand helped us maintain the visuals happening and also I think was psychological advantage to. He would have heard helicopters he knows it and you can watch. And it's it's important to us that we. And Teddy Kennedy fled the house and you would have been picked up. When it again at the time that the helicopter was there in the direction of travel he was moving toward or away from the different personnel that were surrounding the house. That's certainly was one of the advantages that. Assistants. Who. We're. What he's charged arraignment we'll we'll follow him once again we're we're concerned first image you. Actually in some regards as a victim we're we're injury he's taking care of them will look at them the next step. -- It should only account on that. Future been in and she's got doesn't use up -- We've undergone huge effort news -- -- our deputies. After should response or deputies are going to risk any -- -- Homeland Security training academy in all of our deputies are being. Trained and active through responsive although we oftentimes what would the rover and think -- -- crowd events but this really was an active shooter. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yes giving us survived something similar. Silver in. Mining in -- crowd out problem. Enabled me to topical for the officers and and maybe forget some of the feelings that they are going -- -- to experience. And encourages them to share the -- of other people to make sure it doesn't. Overburden them. And not just these two doctors all the officers and remember the settlers and -- -- a member of the state police here. Years ago her. Looks -- track up the but it is vehicle so. I guess you just saying that that it did you learn from everything that you are involved in. And you try to make something good come from the most evil things that your experience and and I do think that -- need me to. Two. -- better with all of the deputies tonight this morning. Egypt looks right now we're oversold. Investigating -- each vehicle assisting Iran's. The front of the vehicles and and and if you should mention these these weren't random. And shots these are shots were directed. At the vehicle to drivers vehicles. Not random random story. More credit photographs we want him to does where he lived here it is an older reporters very good. And we'll also he knows also remarked on what you know you know him so. -- Yes we do. Exactly what they -- they did have a vision brought out immoral war and read it. It was wrong. -- we we were. Every -- Ballantine. In Johnson him. By Jonathan -- movement at all partially Woodbridge prevailed and Johnson and AJ and -- And one of the deputies Susie and dog handler in the others members but -- Time -- relative to years of president what about twelve -- bread and maybe. Six for -- believe that information. Cameron vigilant behind you over or risk for you folks three shots in the in the front -- -- windshield. -- -- -- also released you know. We believe anyone's guess on what they've they've got that in the negotiations. And -- question sports or not we will follows up with a press police officers heard comments today. And more information -- so we'll brutally by press release thank you.

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