Craig Burdine: death or cover-up?

Sometime ago, an individual had asked us to look into the 2007 shooting of Craig Burdine. After putting this on the back-burner, debating rather or not to release this article, we have decided to focus on solely on the evidence, as we had seen it.

Craig Burdine was an individual with a criminal history dating back to the 1990’s. These charges ranged from assaulting officers to drugs. However, in 2007, things took a fatal detour for troubled man. During an arrest, police claim that Burdine had assaulted the officers, including spitting. Regardless of this, officers were able to make the arrest. Once in jail, the situation had taken a drastic turn.

Shortly after arriving, Burdine, in video, is seen gasping for air. During this time, several officers are seen entering/exiting the room, though it is unknown as to what transpired. While the video, which can be seen here, does have audio, several portions of the audio seemingly vanish, leaving only video.

For some, the video is enough. However, the audio mysteriously vanishing leaves a lot of questions. For starters, why does the audio seemingly vanish at certain points? What was said during this time? And, most importantly, did the police purposefully omit these segments of audio? We know that the chances of the audio simply “glitching” are slim to none. Because of this, we currently presume that the video had been altered. We had attempted to make contact with the facility but never got a response.

When the audio does return, it is apparant that burdine’s situation had become more severe. Paramedics arrive at the facility in attempt to assess and assist with the situation. Because there is no photage from within the room, we can only speculate as to how paramedics approached this critical situation. What we do know, from the prosecutor’s report, is Burdine was apparantly not the only death; this, in our opinion, raises suspisions. While we aren’t going to go into detail, regarding the report, you may view it here.

In the report, it does state that 48 arrests were made that night, with two deaths. The report names these other deaths as Joseph Hammond and Larry Sanders. While it is strange for so many deaths to occur in a single night, it isn’t evidence of the police being at fault. Of course, thus far, we have been unable to obtain many documents that we know exists surrounding these, and Burdine’s, deaths. In 2009, the Burdine family filed a lawsuit against the department. In the suit they accuse the police for being at fault. However, this case would be dismissed due to the statute of limitations expiring

Aside from what we are able to see and hear, it is unclear as to what transpired in the cell. What we do know is Burdine did have a criminal history, he was arrested, and for reasons unknown, he would die after being taken to jail. The fact that there seems to be no actual video from within the room is alarming. Generally, one officer has a camera specifically for recording situations like this. However, at no point, does it appear any officer had possession of one. With this, we can only hope that someday the full truth is revealed. Should this happen, we will update this article. Until that time, there is little more that we can say in regards to Craig Burdine, the jail, and the police.

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