ICYMI: Follow Up Interview with Ken Sheppard After LASD Video Goes Viral

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.

The Court of Public Opinion

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  • Cindy B

    At about 49, Sheppard is talking about what he couldn’t say. Please explain why no one thought his emotional state was relevant. Also, why is deputy shaking??? What doesn’t Sheppard get better lawyers? Seriously, I’d get Alan Dershowitz. Finally, please tell me Mr. Sheppard that I’m praying and cheering for him.

  • Human101

    He doesn’t know their policies……he needs to go back and play PI

  • Human101

    So now,,,,he thinks he can dictate the actions of law enforcement…..that’s comical!

  • Dick Hertz

    You’re a transparent troll, Plunkett. You need to go to talk therapy for 8-12 good sessions and talk about how you were beaten up as a kid all the time. But before you do, shut the door to your trailer and stop watching Nascar.

  • Dick Hertz

    He’s shaking because he knows he’s not as smart as the black man against whom he’s patently bigoted. That’s why.

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  • Durell Hamilton

    I don’t agree! I believe if you are about to kill someone for no good reason you should be afraid on the backlash at your home and on your cell phone. That’s the problem Blacks Are Too Nice to these criminals. Thank you to anyone attacking and harassing these people who feel they can kill people because they have a badge. They don’t fear the recourse that’s why they continue to do it. You don’t have to kiss a cops @ss not to be shot. Now you can’t reach for your identification with out some punk pulling his gun because the @ss holes get away if it and we don’t attack them directly after justice is not given. It was excessive force. He wanted him to react so you could use force against him.

  • Human101

    Same ol’ statement….The answer is,,,,,drum roll please,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Just do what they (Law enforcement) tell you to do!!!! This is not a difficult thing to grasp.

  • bluethru1994

    What scared me was that the deputy had his finger on the trigger. That was scary and you could tell the deputy was scared. No experience.

  • hubbabubbler

    The finger on the trigger is twice as bad since he was also recorded pulling the weapon’s hammer back.

  • hubbabubbler

    You need to actually watch the videos and pay attention, instead of opting to be the police apologist. The police fabricated evidence, lied, and recorded themselves lying. You clearly have no interest in the truth, which is pretty creepy.

  • hubbabubbler

    Dimwit, he is investigating them and knows the book from which their policies are written….but ignored. You are an apologist for crooked police. Low-info creeper.

  • Human101

    Go read a book or do something constructive. it will make u feel better about yourself

  • hubbabubbler

    Stay out of anything having to do with reasoning or logic. Gaslighting suits you.

  • Alvin Anyiah

    It really really disturbs me when people say just do whatever they tell you to do like you have no rights in this country. So slap on a badge and then that means you become overlords of all you survey. That should scare people in the so call land of the free. Do we have rights or is it all an illusion?

  • Denise Perry

    this is ridiculous…the police officer was so afraid his hands were SHAKING….please take these officers off of the street…..he could have shot this man who was SIMPLY DOING HIS JOB…..he had a LEGAL RIGHT TO BE WHERE HE WAS…..ALL STATES IN AMERICA….WE CAN COMBAT POLICE BRUTALITY…. WE MUST VOTE ON A STATE LEVEL….HOLD THE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT IN YOUR STATE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE OFFICERS IT HIRES…SENSITIVITY TRAINING IS A TOP PRIORITY….DO NOT PUT AN OFFICER IN AN AREA WHERE HE FEELS THREATENED BY THE COLOR OF SOMEONE’S SKIN….THESE OFFICERS DO NOT NEED TO RECEIVE OUR HARD EARNED MONEY BY BEING PUT ON DESK DUTY…..WHY R WE PAYING THEM TO KILL US?????????? THIS HAPPENED IN 2016….

  • Kevin Murray

    Hiding behind nameless and faceless avatars. You dont exist….

  • Martin Burrus

    Human101, How about you jump off the first bridge you see that’s more than a thousand feet! You idiots don’t and will never get it! If I am a citizen, minding my own business, what the fuq business is that of ANY police officer or other citizen?! Fuq no, you don’t have to approach me! I don’t give a shit if a nervous citizen called and reported a “suspicious individual” in a vehicle! The 911 dispatcher should have said, “well, did he commit or looks like he’s about to commit a crime?” Learn the fuqqing constitution and if it doesn’t apply to blacks just let me know…I will handle the racist jokers pulling me over my way! Check my record, I was charged, jailed and eventually vindicated for an aggravated assault on a cop! These fuqs ARE a gang, been a gang and will keep their gang protected by the spineless politicians who don’t even give a shit about them!

  • Human101

    Who tells people to jump off a bridge? What kind of human are you? You are a very angry person Martin and probably need to redirect that anger into something more positive. Give it a shot, you might actually enjoy life.

  • MrInspctrMan

    I wish you wouldn’t

  • Skid Row Ranger

    This is a typical “technique” to minimize the heavier double action pull vs when the hammer is back a lighter single action pull. Normally utilized for experienced shooters as it will reduce time to fire and accuracy issues.

  • Skid Row Ranger

    Yeah, I hear you. In Ranger School a SGT told me you will have to be at least 10% smarter than what your dealing with to be successful with the accomplishment, and it obviously appears Tai Plunkett failed to meet that minimum threshold.

  • mikejones

    Fire that dirty power tripping racist pig now! And wow the big black sargeant appears on the scene and doesn’t take control of the situation at all! Wow mr. Sargeant look like a very weak leader!

  • mikejones

    Yea @human101 if some cop orders you to get on your filthy knees and suck his cock im sure you will obey and do as he says! Stfu you pussy cop cock sucker!

  • mikejones

    Shut up you ass kissing wanna be cop bitch