This woman live streamed the murder of police. So far police can’t connect her to the shootings. Do you think she’s just a social media crazed millennial or did she have some connection to the shooting?
A founder and leader of the Black Women’s Defense League was detained after live streaming the murder of police officers in Dallas last week on Facebook.
Niecee Cornute, 26, used her cell phone to ‘depict the murder of one or more police officers’ when Army veteran Micah Johnson opened fire at a Black Lives Matter protest in the city last Thursday, an affidavit, obtained by CBS DFW, says.
The affidavit adds that ‘there was indication that the video was uploaded to Ms Cornute’s Facebook page in real time, as the offenses occurred.’
Cornute was detained by Dallas police for four hours, her attorney Malik Shabazz told the local station.
She was released when police found there ‘was not sufficient probable cause to believe that Ms Cornute was involved in the capital murder offenses,’ the affidavit adds.
‘She was detained and released because she has no involvement in the shooting, Shabazz told The Daily Beast.
Cornute was a demonstrator in the Black Lives Matter protest, he added, which was demonstrating against police brutality in the wake of two black men – Alton Sterling and Philando Castile – in separate incidents last week.
‘She has been a person that has obviously been surveilled, not that she had anything to do with it,’ he added.
The footage from Cornute’s cell phone was transferred to a disk and it was returned to her when she was released, CBS reports.
However, according to Shabazz, police still have Cornute’s car.
Shabazz, a Washington-based attorney and former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told CBS that police were searching for evidence that his client had a connection with Johnson, 25, who was killed by police using a remote-controlled robot in the early hours of Friday.