When Kyle Plush leaned over the backseat of his minivan, presumably to pick up some tennis gear, the seat collapsed. Plush was trapped and suffocated, but not before he dialed 911. Now bodycam footage show the police that responded to that call didn’t get out of their car to investigate.
Kyle Plush, 16, died April 10. His body was found nearly six hours after he had called 911. The newly released footage shows Cincinnati Officers Edsel Osborne and Brian Brazile responding to the call. police records indicate they searched for 11 minutes, though there is only three minutes of body camera footage.
“I don’t see nobody, which I didn’t imagine I would,” one officer says. After a pause, one says “These kids drive betters cars than you do.”
“I’m gonna die here,” Plush had told the 911 operator. There are conflicting reports about how much detail the 911 operator passed on to the officers. Plush called 911 a second time, at which time the officers were at the school.
“I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom I love her if I die,” he said.
“No information was passed on to Osborne and Brazile and they left two minutes later,” Daily Mail writes.
The police left. Plush suffocated. At 9:00 pm, Plush’s father went to the school, searching for any sign of his missing son. He found him, dead in the back of the Honda minivan.
The police are not commenting on the investigation. They’re probing the inconsistencies. Why wasn’t the information from the second call passed on to the police on-scene? Why were body cameras only on for three minutes, when records indicate the police were there for 11 minutes? And most importantly, what about the calls made police presume that this was a hoax?
To add more confusion to this episode, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy found the van at 3:44. He reportedly did examine the interior, but didn’t see Plush. He reported that the van was empty.
“A coroner found that Kyle died from ‘asphyxiation due to chest compression’ after he was trapped by a folding seat in a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan while trying to grab his tennis equipment,” the Mail writes.