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police cruising smashing into a gun-wielding suspect. officers say the tactics saved the man's life while others call it excessive force. it's the day that millions of americans dread, april 15th the deadline to file your income tax returns with the irs. so i'm here in iowa to begin a conversation. >> and hillary clinton kicks off her campaign for president, holding her first meeting with voters in the hawkeye state more than nine months before the iowa caucuses. captioning funded by cbs
this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 15letth 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with another case raising questions about the use of excessive force by police. this case involves police in a tucson, arizona, suburb. an officer there used his police car to ram an armed suspect on february 19th. our reporter has the story and the dramatic dash cam video. >> reporter: if a picture's worth a thousand words there's no word what came to his mind the first time he saw this video. >> it's one of those things where the first time i saw the video i went whoa holy crap were the first words out of my mouth. >> a man stole a rifle and ammunition out of walmart. he did not listen to the
commands of police. >> you don't want to do this. you don't warrant do this. >> reporter: what's worse they tried to talk the suspect down. a man pulls up and says he poses no threat because it's locked. >> it's locked. he can't get the lock off. >> seconds later we learned that's not true. >> okay never mind. >> all right. one round just went out. >> as the suspect then swings the gun directly toward the patrol car. good news is businesses are locked down thanks to officers and 911 personnel. >> we're looking at a potential hostage situation and potentially something even worse. >> but that never happened thanks to the actions of officer michael ropico a first-year cop with nearly ten years before that both with tucson police and nypd. >> that's not an easy decision right there. that's a tough tough, tough
decision. but he made it. and this guy walks away out of the hospital two the video throughout the day. i haven't watched with a single person who wasn't disturbed by that particular force. >> the suspect faces felony charges. the officer was cleared of any wrongdoing and has returned to full former deputy sheriff is free on bail. he's to appear in court. bates says he confused his taser with his handgun fatally shooting eric harris earlier this month. harris was on the ground being retaped by purchasing one, the idea to pay to play. obviously mr. bates has this
desire to be out in the field. he's got great financial wealth. he gets to do what he wants to do apparently. >> reporter: bates' layer says his client is not guilty. the sheriff's office says bates who is a full-time insurance salesman was well trained and authorized to participate in police activities. across the country there were demonstrations against police brutality in new york city. people were taken into custody and in los angeles a group of people blocked train tracks. >> this morning secretary of state john kerry says he's confident the united states can negotiate a file dealfinal nuclear deal with iran. the senate committee passed it yesterday after the white house said the president would sign it. it's an
trying to finalize an agreement with iran before the end of june. markal better cbs news capitol hill. in other policy news the president formed congress he plans to remove cuba from the lost it state-sponsored terrorism. mr. obama met with cuban president raul castro last week. removing cuba from the terrorist list will make it easier for cuba to borrow money and conduct business. james holmes is charged with kill 1g 2 people in an attack in aurora, colorado three years ago. he's pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
opening statements begin april 27th. and this is the second anniversary of the boston marathon bombing. a moment of silence and other small remembrances are planned. three people died in the attack and another 360 were injured. he's convicted of 30 counts and could face the death penalty. hillary clinton has another round of events planned in iowa today. she's laying out her policy agenda as her presidential plan gets rolling. >> hillary clinton is laying out the basic tenets of her campaign while she's in iowa. this is the state she came in third place. she said she's the only democrat who's running. three republicans are on the trail as well. it's only a matter of time before they have company. hillary clinton ended her first
day at a steakhouse outside cedar rapids iowa and of course there's always time for more pictures. she's crossing iowa in a van she's nicknamed scooby. she spent the day in small towns meeting with small groups of voters. it's the kind of retail politics critical to success in iowa and high pressure and it's part of her campaign to be seen as the champion of everyday americans. >> i couldn't walk away from what i see as the challenges we face. >> among the challenges she wants to address, strengthening families, building an economy of tomorrow fixing a dysfunctional political system and protecting the country from threats at home and abroad. >> i'm here in iowa to begin a conversation about how we do that. >> right now clinton is the only announced democratic candidate. it's quite a different story on the gop side. three republicans have launched
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," are shrinking airline seats dangerous to your health? and a lottery employee is accused of fixing the numbers. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. as many people are acutely aware, today is tax day. it's the day individual tax returns are due to the federal government as well as many state taxes. tax day has been an annual event since the civil war when a federal income tax was first imposed. nonetheless, many americans wait until the last second to file. the good news many stores offer promotions and freebies.
here on wall street stocks closed mostly higher led by gains in energy companies but following some mixed earning reports, the dow gained 59 points, the s&p finished the day three points higher. the nasdaq lost nearly 11. european regulators are expected to file anti-trust charges against google as early as today. critics charge google hurts its competitors by favoring its own. it began nearly five years ago. europe's anti-negotiators. if a case is filed google could be fined about $6 billion. a consumer advisory group is looking into the relationship between cramped airline seats and passenger health. last summer, passengers squeezed into the least amount of personal space in airline history as airlines reduce leg room and planes become more crowded. the panel is set up by the department of transportation.
it is considering the impact of shrinking passenger space on air rage and emergency evacuations. >> a former lottery security executive has been charged with fraud for allegedly hacking into computers that picked a winning iowa ticket. eddie tipton was arrested in january. he denies the charges. prosecutors say he's seen on surveillance video allegedly buying the $14 million winning ticket. lottery officials are forbidden from buying tickets. that winning ticket, though, was never cashed. he could get five years in prison and a $7,500 fine. and if you're a fan of the video game guitar hero, get ready. the popular video game is being resurrected. guitar hero live will be released this fall. it introduces a redesigned guitar, live action actors and
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a major league pitcher is lucky to have escaped a serious injury on the mound last night. oh, nails carrasco and he's down in a heap. >> cleveland's starter carlos carrasco takes a line drive off his face in the first inning against the white sox. carrasco was able to deflect the ball with his hand before it hit his face. he was carted off the field and only suffered a bad bruise. the white sox won the game, 4-1. and the most lucrative boxing match is a little more than two weeks away. floyd mayweather jr. held a public meeting. he's tuning up for his welterweight battle against manny pacquiao.
it will cost fans about 100 bucks to watch it on pay-per-view. hillary clinton is on her first presidential campaign trip to iowa this week and she's touring the hawkeye state in a van that she calls scooby. last night on the "late show" host david letterman had fun with the candidate and her wheels. >> hillary clinton's van. iowa? i thought we were going to see fish. number 6, no one wants to sit on your lap, bill. number 3, it's kind of cramped back here with the e-mail server. and the number one thing overheard in hillary clinton's van, are we pretending to have fun or what? >> you had to expect letterman to get some political jabs in before he retires next month. and a gospel revival at the white house last night. ♪ >> president obama and the first family hosting a celebration of gospel music in the east room.
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♪ when a man loves a woman ♪ this morning fans are remembering soulful singer percy sledge who died tuesday in louisiana. his 1966 recording of "when a man loves a woman" topped the charts and became a classic. sledge worked picking cotton and as a hospital orderly before his rise to fame. in 2005 he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. percy sledge was 74. in bay county florida, the tourism council voted yesterday to spend more money on spring break's security after a month of violence in panama city beach. as mark strassmann reports, some there are wondering if it's time to shut down the parties for good.
>> reporter: when spring break partiers show up, panama city beach grows 2000% from 12,000 full-time residents to 250,000 mostly college kids. it's a big local payday. march alone pumps $9 million into the local economy. sparky sparkman hosts the spinnaker, a beachside club. >> you've got the crawl coming out of the doldrums of winter. so therein lie as big part of the problem with spring break. >> reporter: so many problems the sheriff has to set up a spring break jail, a mobile booking center. last month there were almost 1,100 arrests triple the previous year's total, mainly for drinking and drugs. but armed and dangerous suspects jumped. sexual assaults almost doubled
from six to level eleven. a gunman shot 11 people at a house party a few weeks ago and this video shows an apparent gang rape of a passed out 19-year-old woman. two men were later arrested. bay county sheriff frank mckeithen. >> what's so disgusting and repulsive and sickening about this is this is happening in broad daylight within ten feet of where this happened. there's hundreds, hundreds of people standing there. >> reporter: resident wes pittman wants the party controlled. your view the balance is completely out of whack? >> we're in chaos at the moment. this spring break the way it has evolved over the last several years has become a blight on the entire community. >> reporter: the city has tried cracking down. more i.d. checks. bars had to close at 2:00 a.m. drinking on the beach was banned temporarily. mayor gayle oberst. >> whatever it takes to get spring break under control, then we're going to do that. >> even if it means pushing it down the road. >> no matter what it takes.
>> reporter: the rape happened on the beach right behind me. next month the council will vote on whether to permanently ban drinking on the beach, which could encourage college kids to spend their spring break drinking someplace else. mark strassmann, cbs news, panama beach, florida. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
morning. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, april 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. we're going to get you out the door with a little traffic and weather. it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. >> i was taking a look at the capital picture just now. you can see the flags on the fly. we have very gusty winds in the central valley. our winds will be breezy but not as windy as yesterday. good morning, everybody. right now, our air temperatures are standing in the 40s and in the 50s. 49 degrees in san jose. 51 oakland. big jump in the inland areas up to 80s, 60s at the beaches. the full forecast straight ahead. >> just the overnight roadwork out the door right now including a major connector ramp closed for the next half- hour. southbound 680 to westbound 580. and this is a live look just past the dublin interchange. it looks okay on the main lines of the