Woman Shot Dead Was Told by Cops to 'Stop Calling 911'

Body cam video shows Fla. police noting Latina Herring's 'false accusations'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2017 10:59 AM CDT

Body cam video released by police in Sanford, Fla., after a man allegedly went on a shooting spree last week that killed his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, shows cops scoffing at the woman's "false accusations" and telling her to "stop calling 911," WESH reports. In the early morning of March 27, police responded twice to an altercation between 35-year-old Latina Herring and 31-year-old Allen Cashe, per an arrest report cited by NBC News. In the first encounter around 3:20am at a gas station, Herring and Cashe are seen screaming at each other about who was holding onto the keys, with Cashe insisting, "I'm not trying to play games" and telling Herring she had an "attitude" after coming home intoxicated after a night out. Less than half an hour later, cops were called once again, this time to a home NBC identifies as Herring's, and they don't appear to be taking Herring seriously.

"It's the second time she's done it," one officer is heard saying about Herring's so-called "false accusations," with another telling her that police were going to "handle" the situation but that she should "just stop calling 911." How they handled it: Cashe was cuffed and placed in the back of a police vehicle, but then let go after cops determined the incident was a "civil matter." Just a few hours later, Cashe reportedly opened fire, killing Herring and her son. Herring's 7-year-old son and father were injured in the attack, as were two bystanders; WESH says three are in stable condition, one in critical condition. Cashe is in jail without bond until his first arraignment on April 17 for parole violation, followed by a May 2 appearance on charges of premeditated murder, attempted homicide, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. (More Florida stories.)

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