Car Ends Up In Water At Long Island Boat Launching Ramp

Car Ends Up In Water At Long Island Boat Launching Ramp

GLENWOOD LANDING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A car ended up in the water Friday afternoon on a boat loading ramp on the North Shore of Long Island.

As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the car was halfway submerged in the water as of around 5 p.m. at the loading ramp in Glenwood Landing. Drivers tow their boats down the ramp and launch their boats into the water.

As of 5 p.m., police were talking to a man who was believed to be the owner of the car, on at a nearby wooden pier. It was not immediately learned how the car ended up submerged.

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ST. LOUIS — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police:Demonstrators in the New York City borough of Brooklyn put their hands up as a symbol to honor Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

© Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Demonstrators in the New York City borough of Brooklyn put their hands up as a symbol to honor Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

ST. LOUIS — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.

The video obtained by The Associated Press and first aired by CNN shows two landscapers who were working near the street where Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. In the video, a man can be heard saying, “He had his (expletive) hands up,” while one of the workers raises his own hands in the air.

The man who took the cellphone video, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared for his safety, said the voice is that of the worker raising his hands, but that isn’t clear on the video.

The workers are not from Ferguson and were employed by a business from Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. They have not come forward publicly and the AP has been unable to reach them.

The comment on the video largely matches those of residents of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred, who said Brown was surrendering when he was killed. The shooting spurred several days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A state grand jury and the Justice Department are investigating, but no decision on whether Wilson will face charges is expected until next month.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Brown’s family, said both workers came forward and told the family their account of the shooting. He described the video as “of paramount significance.”

“Not because they were not residents of Ferguson, and not because the construction workers were Caucasian, but because it is a contemporaneous recording of their immediate actions of what they had just witnessed,” Crump said. “It’s the best evidence you can have other than a video of the actual shooting itself.”

Ed Magee, spokesman for St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, said the workers are among witnesses who have been interviewed by authorities and are “part of the investigation.”

The video likely would be admissible evidence before the grand jury along with the workers’ testimony, said Peter Joy, a professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

“The thing that strikes me is we actually have a film of what’s going on and while it’s hard to hear the construction workers say what they’re saying, you have one construction worker putting his hands up in the air, which appears to be him demonstrating what he’s seeing,” Joy said.

Lori Lightfoot, an attorney who previously worked as chief administrator for the Chicago Police division that oversaw officer-involved shootings, said the video could be significant but many questions remain: What was the vantage point of the workers? How far away were they from the shooting?

“Given the stakes, it’s essential that all of these issues be tied down,” she said.

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AP reporter Alan Scher Zagier in Jefferson County contributed to this report.

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Springfield natives Madeline and Bill Laskoski told 22news it’s an event worth traveling from for, even from their new home in Alabama. “I love the circus, even though I’m old, well I’m not that old, but I do love the circus. I love the craft part, I do love the state buildings and I love the food,” Madeline said. Bill told 22News its all about the music.

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In a statement, Davis said: “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans. I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic use exemption this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.”
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The Orioles are already without catcher Matt Wieters and third baseman Manny Machado, both of whom sustained season-ending injuries. The loss of Davis further hampers Baltimore’s chances of advancing in the playoffs.
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