Oklahoma NAACP Chapter President Reviews Fatal Muskogee Shooting Video


Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 10:48 pm
By: News On 6


The president of the Oklahoma NAACP went to the Muskogee Police Department Wednesday and asked to review video of the recent deadly police shooting.

His visit frustrated pastors who had already met with police to discuss the shooting.

The shooting has received national attention, mostly because Muskogee has released so much information.

1/23/2015 Related Story: Muskogee Police Release Video, Still Images Of Officer Shooting, Killing Suspect

A reporter for The Daily Beast said Muskogee police are "an example for the entire country on how a police department should conduct itself."

Some state leaders, like the president of Oklahoma's NAACP based out of Oklahoma City, still want answers for themselves.

Muskogee police released the body cam video of the deadly shooting on January 17th.

Shots were fired when the suspect, Terrence Walker, pointed a gun and Officer Chansey McMillin shot back five times.

Hours after police met with local pastors, like Charles Moore, as well as members of the Muskogee NAACP.

"Our police department has been able to be very transparent," Moore said.

Corporal Michael Mahan with Muskogee Police said, "We wanted to be very open and honest with our community on what had taken place."

Mahan answered community members' questions, and released the 911 calls, the body cam footage and a presentation detailing the shooting moment by moment.

1/24/2015 Related Story: Muskogee Community Members Meet After Officer-Involved Shooting

"I think this creates a great model going forward for how other police departments can be equally as transparent," said Moore.

Wednesday, President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the NAACP Anthony Douglas, showed up in Muskogee to get the facts for himself.

"To let the community know that we're involved with this; that they do not have to take their rage onto the street," Douglas said.

Moore said, "We are concerned when outside entities come and look at this as trying to make it big and make it on a national presence."

Douglas left Muskogee wondering if the threat warranted five shots.

Mahan said police remain transparent and open to scrutiny.

"We would also ask that not only the officer's actions be scrutinized, but also the actions of an individual who came to a church with a loaded gun and threatened to kill someone, and later pointed a gun at one of our officers," Mahan said.

OSBI agents are conducting their own investigation, but have not yet released their findings.