We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).
There are good stories that the mainstream news media can’t, won’t or doesn’t tell for whatever reason. The story of Ken Sheppard and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of those stories–especially on the heels of the officer-involved-shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte and the continued debate in America over who is wrong and who is right in these situations.
The response to the video showing the 2014 encounter of private investigator Ken Sheppard with Deputy Plunkett of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been crazy. 1.8 million views on Facebook and counting, thousands of opinions and questions and a raging debate over who was right and who was wrong.
I decided that due to the response that’d I’d take some time Saturday to informally catch up with Mr. Sheppard and his attorney Jovan Blacknell to go over some of the questions and comments regarding the video and the outcome of his trial in federal court.
We talked about whether or not private investigators should alert the local police department if they are on a stakeout, how he spoke to Deputy Plunkett in the video, whether or not he was playing to the camera, what was going on in his head when Deputy Plunkett pointed the gun at his head and more.
Below is the interview in its entirety as it was streamed on Facebook live.