Video: Man jumps into Tempe Town Lake to avoid police

34-year-old Sean Bickings climbed a four-foot fence, entered the water and commenced to swim. He began to present indicators of battle, went underneath and didn’t resurface.

TEMPE, Ariz. — The City of Tempe launched physique cam footage Friday of the occasions main up to a homeless man drowning in Tempe Town Lake after attempting to avoid police.

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On May 28, officers have been known as to the Elmore Pedestrian Bridge after a Downtown Tempe Authority ambassador reported a disturbance between 34-year-old Sean Bickings and his companion.

When officers arrived simply after 5 a.m., officers stated the officers spoke to Bickings and his companion, who cooperated absolutely and denied that any bodily argument had taken place.  

Officers informed the couple they have been working their names by a database used to verify whether or not individuals have excellent arrest warrants. Officials stated the verify had not but been accomplished when Bickings slowly climbed over a 4-foot steel fence and entered the water.  

City officers stated he swam about 30-40 yards earlier than indicating he was in misery. Bickings went underneath the water and didn’t resurface.

Tempe Police and Fire started to seek for the person and officers stated that at round 11:20 a.m. his physique was pulled from the lake.

The three officers who responded to the decision and witnessed the drowning have been positioned on paid administrative depart pending the investigation.

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