Video - A close-knit Idaho family VS the Police

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    COTTONWOOD, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - Video from the dashboard camera of a Cottonwood Police Department cruiser showed a close-knit Idaho family that appeared nearly invulnerable to stun guns, police batons and fists during a melee in a Walmart parking lot March 21 in which one person was killed and one officer wounded by a gunshot.

    Cottonwood Police Chief Jody Fanning showed the video during a news conference Friday morning and said no matter what tactics officers used, nothing appeared to deter the family of eight. The dash-cam was the only one of three that was operational that night, Fanning said.

    Four officers arrived at the Walmart after employees called about one of the Boise, ID, family members pushing an employee to the ground outside one of the store's bathrooms.

    The family had gathered outside their older model Chevrolet Suburban when officers arrived. The confrontation started when one of the officers said they would split up the family to talk with them about what happened inside the store, Fanning said.

    But the father, 55-year-old Peter Gaver, and one of his sons stepped in and told police they wouldn't allow them to separate the family, Fanning said. Another officer approached the mother, 52-year-old Ruth Gaver, and her 11-year-old daughter when one of the brothers ran in between them.

    Police Sgt. Jeremy Daniels grabbed the man and the melee was on, Fanning said.

    The family utilized tactics that had to be "taught," Fanning said. For instance, they knew that punching officers on the body was futile because of their protective vests. Instead, the fought
    officers by grabbing at their eyes, ears and mouths and pulling hard.

    They also had been taught to roll after they were shot with stun guns in order to break the wires and stop the shock, and to appear to give up by putting their hands in the air in order to get close to attack again. The family refused orders to "get on the ground" and eventually overpowered
    Daniels. Two of the suspects, including Enoch Graver, battled the officer for his gun, which went off and wounded him in the leg.

    Four more officers arrived and Enoch Graver, 21, was shot to death and his 18-year-old brother David Graver was shot in the abdomen.

    Even with eight officers on the scene, nothing the officers tried appeared to stop the family, including the use of stun guns, pepper spray and police batons. In almost every instance, the suspects continued to fight the officers. Fanning said to four people to get one of the brothers in handcuffs and two officers to get the remaining male suspects in cuffs.

    A Walmart loss prevention employee, whom Cottonwood police knew, was also key in preventing more harm being done to family members or the original four officers on the scene, Fanning
    said. The employee fought to protect the officers throughout the brawl.

    Fanning said he was not only proud of his officers and the Walmart employee fortheir roles, but of the civilians who came to the aid of Daniels.

    The family included the father and sons Jeremiah, 29; Nathaniel, 27; David, Enoch; a 15-year-old boy; mother Ruth Gaver, 52; and an 11-year-old girl.

    All were living out of the Chevrolet Suburban and were members of a traveling band called Matthew 24 Now, a reference to a Bible verse dealing with the end of times. The band's Facebook page is rife with Biblical references.

    Seven other Cottonwood police officers suffered cuts and bruises.

     
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    cool another police thread.


    :longcouch:
     
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    One of the most insane i have ever seen in my life. did you watch it?
     
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    i'm waiting for your update on the kardashians. :umunch:
     
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    End-timers. Figures.

    Where's the Antichrist when you need him?
     
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    @ 3:20 you CLEARLY see one cop kick another cop in the face
     
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    It was like watching the Globetrotters play the Generals
     
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    I guess they must have just found out that Ice Truckers wasn't being renewed and that a black guy became President of the United States.
     
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    That escalated quickly...
     
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    When i read the article first about a close-knit family that were a Christan band traveling around living on the road i really didnt picture the video :jj:

    I was floored, this has to be the greatest police video i have ever seen. :jj:
     
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    if this had been an urban family....
     
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    One of them was shot dead bro.
     
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    I think this was an episode on Reno 911
     
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    The cop in plain clothes got his ass handed to him :jj:
     
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    Since I was a yute. I smoked week out. :grad:
     
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    This is why you dontbfuck

    He was walmarts security.
     
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    Hmm all Biblical names, wonder if this is some fundie wingnut
     
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    It's surreal. That family is nuttier than a fruit cake. :artiejj:
     
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    End timers looks like, it was mentioned already in this thread. Looks like they also trained for this kind of encounter as you can see.