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Enquirer: Coroner Withholding Autopsy Results From Officer-Involved Shooting

Posted On June 11, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

A still frame from the dash cam video shows Brockman strafing along side Ramsey's moving vehicle. WLWT-TV

A still frame from the dash cam video shows Brockman strafing along side Ramsey’s moving vehicle.
WLWT-TV

(Boone County, Ky.) – The Boone County Coroner’s Office will not release the results of an autopsy for Samantha Ramsey.

The 19-year-old Ramsey was shot dead by a Boone County Sheriff’s deputy as she tried to leave a field party on River Road in the early morning hours of April 26 April. Deputy Tyler Brockman claims he was trying to stop Ramsey’s vehicle when she accelerated, throwing him onto the hood.

Brockman told other investigators that he feared for his life. However, passengers in Ramsey’s vehicle said it appeared that the deputy had jumped onto the hood.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday that Boone County Coroner Doug Stith won’t release the autopsy results.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting an investigation into the shooting. Stith said doing so now would be harmful to the ongoing investigation.

Kentucky’s public records law allows coroner reports to be withheld from the public until a case is closed, according to The Enquirer.

Deputy Brockman is still on leave pending the investigation.

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7 comments
mustangsamy69
mustangsamy69

Have you people not watched the video? She CLEARY tries to drive off. And he ends up in the hospital from.being hit by her car! Ridiculous. I bet when that autopsy comes back she will have a blood alcohol level and probably some other things. You don't try to run from the police if you have done nothing wrong. If he hadn't shot and he had died you would all be like "clearly she was trying to kill him why didn't he shoot? " sheesh.

Jerry Weicheld
Jerry Weicheld

The Police Officer is clearly in the wrong in this situation. She was by him and pulling away. Get her plate, chase her and pull her over, or go to her house the next day, but to shoot her is totally  a huge over reaction..He will be dismissed when all is said and done. He is clearly wrong, and in a huge way. For sure Manslaughter charges will be filed and they should be. Most Officer's  do a great job to protect and serve, this Officer is not fit to be an officer of the law..

WilliamAllen1
WilliamAllen1

that's B.S. ! another cop is going to get away with murder !


Jerry Weicheld
Jerry Weicheld

@mustangsamy69 Yes, I watched the video, have you? She was by the Officer CLEARLY,  and to speculate and say things were in her blood is clearly an attempt of Character assassination on your part without knowing the facts. Wait for the autopsy report..And as far as running from the Police, she is 19 and has no criminal record. I will not speculate as to why she ran, I will wait for the investigation to be completed. Either way, a family has lost a child, and a young man is walking with a heavy heart, no winners in this situation..

deleted_46402190_Daughter of the Law 203
deleted_46402190_Daughter of the Law 203

Ok let's just rethink this one here....

First of all, no this POLICE OFFICER is not getting away with MURDER. He was doing his job. He was trying to stop her. She could've been drunk, high, violent who knows. Well violent we do know. Ask yourself this.... why do people run away, drive away, or try anything in their power to get away from the police? ..... you should've came to conclusion that the answer is the guilty! That girl was in the wrong every second of this stop. He tried to stop her and when he did try to stop her and stand in front of her car (maybe to save her and anyone else because she could be drunk and driving and could kill someone, if she got away, by wrecking her car into another car etc) she being in the wrong and guilty of something she decides to hit the gas peddle and take out the police officer. She them never hit the brakes. No, she hit the gas more. He had to make a life or death decision. That officer chose life so he can go home that night to his family safe AND save any innocent passerby that she could've killed if she was over the influence of anything. So to save his own life, and other lives as well, and making commands to stop.... he did what he needed to do. Trust me, he did not plan on killing a young woman that night or anyone ever. Knowing what he had to do that second and ending her life is far from being murder! If he hadn't of shot her, he would've been killed. It was not murder. I can promise you that this officer is heart broken and will be for a very long time. Yes, it is a sweet life gone way to short. But she knew better. She was wrong. Her actions and dangerous decisions is was got her killed. The police officer did his job. Rethink it all. And if you truly think he should be locked up for this what you call "murder" then sit down with an officer and ask them how their job is. And it is sad that it had to come to that, but she made this decision on her own. Take a moment and read this:

I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes I *can* be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together. The thin-blue-line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the police. "

amethystmoon26
amethystmoon26

I have to agree with Jerry on this one. Yes...He might have been doing his job but he clearly took the law into his own hand. You just said above " I can not walk away. If you run I will chase after you." He clearly did not do that as this young life has now been taken.