Accused shoplifter dies at Walmart store
Debate over legal fallout
- Duration 3:38
- Date Nov 27, 2012
Debate over legal fallout
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Right now how much is too much force when it comes to dealing with an accused -- -- One man is dead after he was accused of stealing a couple of DVD players from a Wal-Mart in the Atlanta area.
The alleged thief here identified as -- -- Holloway a serial shoplifter without lengthy rap sheet.
Now according to police three Wal-Mart workers that includes a security guard under contract to Wal-Mart.
Restrain Callaway in part by using a chokehold on -- Basically placing themselves on top of him.
When cops arrived to slap on the hand -- they say Callaway was unresponsive they also found him bleeding from the mouth and nose.
He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Let's talk about this case with least -- Fox News legal analyst and Doug burns a former federal prosecutor so this guy is accused.
Leaving a Wal-Mart at one rank 30 in the morning on on this past Sunday.
He's got a couple of dvds -- These two well the assistant store manager and another employee and the security guard confront him jump.
On him tell him to stop.
-- winds up dead well there's no evidence -- didn't stop but there's a chokehold we know that because a police officer that finally came said that he was being held in a chokehold.
He could not revive the police officer could not he's taken due to the hospital and died after that John one of the statements -- is that -- them.
The person who put him in that show gold said tap when you can no longer breathe.
You know -- out like like.
Mixed martial arts fighters I read that you know look it's an unfortunate.
Fact pattern -- you have to look at the all the police reports and -- got to look at him carefully because the fact of the matter is.
The law as I -- -- would confirm.
Is that if this perpetrators used or tried to use deadly force on them then they can respond we don't know.
I was running away from them with a couple of -- but you know I can't and I forgot Greek people audience you know horse to the ground there's no indication and I -- Oregon indication you know and knowing -- -- -- at all who can't wal mart's policy is to back off when something like this happens back off these are not law enforcement trained people.
Back off call 911.
If you have to let the guy go let him go don't let them down one of the Wal-Mart employees said the guy took a swing at him Doug I've had.
People take swings that -- so my lifetime and win this meets face and the adrenaline starts boiling.
All kinds of things happen not -- And the point is its objective in your own mind so look a melee broke out we know that John.
-- and we don't know all the -- thousands all I'm saying if you look at it just in a vacuum.
Guys shop -- a DB two dvd players and they killed him -- lesson -- how we're not necessarily happen but.
But we have we know that there are three people on one guy.
The one guy ends up dead every dvd players at all what was taken and these are not trained law enforcement and if these -- law enforcement to -- have to admit.
That would be excessive use of force the one guy had a record in two counties that included substance abuse theft shoplifting and forgery now we don't know particularly what kind of substance abuse but for instance.
Cocaine abusers often have we carts that the but police came -- so that the guy didn't try to runaways did nothing that's the police along a bit more then that America's army incidence of what size I was not ready I was I.
That -- -- I was already almost dead about I think John's point is look good -- theoretically been fueled up on narcotics amounts.
We roll out continue to watch that -- -- the official cause of death not out yet they did the autopsy yesterday.
To our knowledge they have not yet released the results then let's talk about.