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>> take wisn 12 news everywhere. >> "g.m.a." has the final good morning, america. three massive wildfires are tearing through washington. families evacuated. a ring of flames, clouds of smoke destroy homes. as firefighters battle 25 major blazes in the west. trump's new tactic. his campaign signaling a possible change on immigration as he faces backlash over his attempts to appeal to minorities and this morning new questions for hillary clinton over her e-mails. is she trying to blame colin powell for her problem? ryan lochte still under fire despite his tearful apology for that scandal in rio. >> i just want to say i am truly 110%, i am sorry and it won't happen again. i learned from it. >> the u.s. olympic committee says the gold medalist and his teammates aren't off the lock.
about endorsements and his future in the pool. and spectacular finish. the 2016 summer games come to a colorful close in rio. america's breakout star simone biles carrying the stars and stripes as team usa racks up more gold medals. claressa shields making history in the ring. >> golden again! >> now, joining us live. and the men's basketball team a head above the rest closing out the games on top for team usa. and good morning, america. great to start the week in times square and what a finish to those olympics. there you see the fireworks, waterfalls as well at the closing ceremonies and 121 medals for team usa. >> incredible, and then simone biles carrying the flag for america in maracana stadium. president obama saying he
inspired so many of us. you carried that flag high tonight, simone biles. simone replying, "thank you, such a huge honor, go usa." >> what a treat she was to watch during the whole olympics. we'll have more on the olympics coming up. also the latest from ryan lochte, but we begin with those massive wildfires in washington forcing evacuations, scorching thousands of acres. abc's clayton sandell is on the scene. no spokane county. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: good morning. take a look behind me. just hours ago all of this burning rubble behind me here so see now just how little is left. but take a look over here. you don't see as many flames but when i look at it through my heat-sensing camera here, you can see just how red hot the ground here still is. thanks to that monster wildfire that came with little warning. this morning, wildfires are raging just outside spokane, washington. >> just massive fire going down. >> reporter: three out-of-control blazes engulfing nearly 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours. at least a dozen homes and
flames threatening neighborhoods and forcing immediate evacuations. >> people need to leave now. >> reporter: overnight, one of those fires growing rapidly from 250 acres to 5,000 where hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames. dropping fire retardant from the air. and on the ground, evacuating at least 100 people from their homes. officials say a second fire was sparked by a downed power line. the home that once stood here now nothing but charred rubble and ash, neighbors say the homeowners were lucky to be out of town. >> gone up in flames. it's a gut-wrencher. it hurts. all gone with nothing to show. >> reporter: a third blaze visible from many front yards still showing no signs of slowing down. the good news, no reported deaths or injuries. the bad news they still don't know how many homes look like this. george. >> okay, clayton, thanks very
let's get more on this from ginger. it's not just washington state, the whole west. >> yeah, 25 large wildfires burning from california to nevada up to montana, so it's a large area, places like bakersfield, california, where that cedar fire is ongoing grew more than 9,000 acres over the weekend. 4 million acres burned so far this year and we have fire watches and warnings centered on the northern rockies, from montana to wyoming, that cold front will slip and that's the instigator that kicks up the wins and get a gust up to 40. already dry, already hot and the fires just keep going. coming up in a couple of minutes my hometown and parts of west michigan had a tornado over the weekend. i'll show you the pictures and where it moves next. >> thanks, ginger. now to the race for the white house and donald trump's campaign trying a new tactic, signaling a possible shift on immigration as the clinton camp releases a new attack ad this morning. abc's tom llamas is here with
to you. we are less than 80 days out before election day. 78 to be exact but who is counting? a new ad war is now under way between trump and clinton and what looks like a policy shift from the gop nominee. this morning, donald trump's new campaign manager, kellyanne conway, signaling trump may be backing off his proposed deportation force when it comes to undocumented immigrants. >> you're going to have a deportation force and you're going to do it humanely. >> he will lay out the specifics of that plan that he would implement as president of the united states. >> will that plan include a deportation force? >> to be determined. >> reporter: this as trump is hitting roadblocks when it comes to minority outreach, some calling this statement offensive. >> you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? and at the end of four years, i
vote, i promise you. >> reporter: george asking conway about it. >> many in the african-american community saw that as insulting because they say most african-americans don't live in poverty and that mr. trump was making those comments in communities that are more than 90% white. >> but those comments are for all americans and i live in a white community, i'm white. s in other words, he is trying to tell americans that we can do better. >> reporter: trump's tough talk starting to come back to
haunt him. this morning the clinton campaign out with a new ad. >> in times of crisis, america depends on steady leadership. >> knock the crap out of him, would you, seriously. >> clear thinking. >> i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. >> and calm judgment. >> and you can tell them to go [ bleep ] themselves. >> reporter: the ad argues trump is too unstable when it comes to national security issues.
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also started debate prep. sources tell abc news trump will be watching clinton's past debate performances from her senate and presidential campaigns and still getting advice from roger ailes and eventually, george, he will be holding mock debates with someone standing in as hillary clinton. >> that's going to be interesting to see who that is. okay, tom, thanks very much. now a new twist in that clinton e-mail controversy. colin powell is speaking out, jon karl joins us with more on that. >> reporter: good morning, george. when it comes to her e-mail often tried to use former secretary of state colin powell as essentially an alibi. her basic argument, he did it too. most recently, mrs. clinton reportedly told the fbi that powell had actually advised her to use a private e-mail. the details of powell's advice is included in a new book who writes "powell told her to use her own e-mail as he had done except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a state dent cmeputer.
she had made months earlier to keep her personal account and use it for most messages." now over the weekend powell has pushed back telling "people" magazine, quote, her people have been trying to pin it on me. the truth is she was using it for a year before i sent her a memo telling her what i did. it's also important to point out, george, that what powell did is much different. he didn't set up his own personal server and powell was secretary of state before rules department employees not to use personal e-mail for official business. in other words, there really isn't much of a comparison and as you can see from what powell said over the weekend he's a little bit irritated by those trying to make a comparison. >> any reaction yet from the clinton camp. >> reporter: no, i asked and no reaction to powell's latest comments. let's get more on it from matthew dowd. maybe no reaction is the best reaction. the more clinton and her team
>> absolutely. it's amazing to watch these two candidates who seem to step in it on their own and get in their own way during the course of the race. hillary clinton's biggest problem is trust and every time these things come up it compounds it. >> meanwhile, you've seen with this new leadership team in place for donald trump some changes and expressed regret for the first time although didn't say exactly what it was for and outreach to the african-american community and now some talk about maybe shifting his position on immigratioic has been the central tenet pillar of his campaign. >> i think ryan lochte has done a better job of expressing regret than donald trump has. donald trump did it once and ryan lochte did it four or five times. especially on the african-american community it's bit like a preacher who is supposed to be doing international missionary work but who stays at home and speaks to the already converted. he should be talking to the community that he wants to impact, part of this obviously is to demonstrate to the reblthate's gos campaign together, but time will tell.
this is a four or five-point race again. >> if donald trump can start to bring down the numbers of those people who think he's unqualified or biased against minorities, which i assume is why he's speaking out about the african-american community, that could really close this race. >> yeah, i think this race is meant to be close in the course of this. now, we have to look at the target states in the course of this, but as the national number changes, the target states change in the course of this. in what i think is, we have to focus on a debate. the debate will determine the winner or loser of this campaign. >> the first one is supposed to be on september 26th. when i talked to kellyanne conway yesterday she didn't commit to the schedule set out by the commission on presidential debates. >> they have to do this debate much more than hillary. donald trump needs this debate. hillary clinton doesn't need this debate. donald trump has to have this to change the dynamic of this race. >> even though he is still negotiating he has to accept what they put up. >> yes, because he needs the race. when you're four or five points behind and it's solid, only way to change it is with a debate.
how prepared are airports for an actual emergency after that chaos erupted at jfk in new york last week over false reports of gunfire? abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport. outside of washington, d.c. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. while these questions are being raised are there broader implications? a u.s. senator wants to know if all our airports are prepared for a mass shooting or terrorist attack. it was panic. >> roger, we're ge of gunshots. >> reporter: passengers running, they thought, for their lives. >> put into action an active shooter plan at this time. >> reporter: the shocking pictures on the tarmac are not only flyers running but security personnel too. >> someone started screaming and everybody just dropped their bags on the tarmac and started running. >> reporter: one suggestion, that someone heard what turned out to be applause for the olympics a week ago at jfk and yelled, someone was shooting.
the scene that alarms new york senior senator. >> no one was leading them to safety. no one was telling them the right thing, in fact, it was reported that several tsa agents shouted out someone had a gun or there's terrorism. >> reporter: the worry, every airport is responsible for its own security, and schumer says that leads to a patchwork of law enforcement, local police, sheriff and contractors. that's the reason the senator says it may not just be jfk but other american airports that there is a real shooting. now, schumer is asking for a federal investigation and he wants the department of homeland security to look at jfk and see if there are broader lessons that can apply to all of our airports. amy. >> thank you for that. we turn to the zika virus and a new warning about where it could turn up next. federal health officials say recent flooding in louisiana and texas is putting those states at
water is thwarting mosquito control efforts and concern has mounted since they confirmed it spread is south florida from downtown miami to miami beach prompting a travel warning for pregnant women. health officials warn it could be two years before the u.s. stamps out zika for good. new details overnight about the death of music icon prince. the associated press is reporting some of the pain pills taken from his estate after his death were mislabeled and actually contained fentanyl. that is the narcotic that killed him which is 50 times more powerful than heroin and an official close to the investigation says at least one pill labeled as hydrocodone tested positive for fentanyl. investigators are not sure how prince obtained those drugs. george. okay, we'll move on to rio and that spectacular closing ceremony for the summer olympics. we saw simone biles carry the flag for team usa right there.
basketball and matt gutman has been there from the start and these games had it all. >> reporter: absolutely, george. there was american medal triumph and the ryan lochte scandal and so far no zika but, last night's glittering spectacle had it all with flying acrobats and the ceremonial passing of the torch from the rio games to the japan games in tokyo in 2020 that was heavy on the nintendo themes. ? one more chance to samba in rio. the closing ceremony celebrating the last day of the games with a taste of carnival. >> five medals, four gold. >> reporter: simone biles leading the way for team usa, the five-time medalist carrying the flag through a rain-soaked maracana stadium, even causing this athlete traffic jam as those lined up to snap selfies with her. a little bad weather couldn't stop the party. brazil passing the torch to tokyo, the host of 2020 summer games.
olympic run the same way it started with a gold. sunday night the men's basketball team crushing serbia. >> for three. >> reporter: the all-star lineup led by kevin durant's 30 points earning team usa its 121st and final medal of the game. >> as she says, bring it on. >> reporter: but they weren't alone. claressa shields winning her second straight olympic gold medal. >> gol >> reporter: just as she promised me she would last week. what happens after the games assuming you win gold? thought about it? >> there's no assuming here. but i'll definitely win gold after that. >> reporter: the 212-year-old is now the only u.s. boxer with two golds bringing the hardware she won in the 2012 games with her to the podium. >> kyle snyder of the united states. can he hang on? >> reporter: in wrestling kyle
gold for team usa at 20 years old, he's now the youngest american olympic wrestling champ. >> will get a medal to go with that silver. >> reporter: in the men's marathon american runner galen rupp citing an adam sandler flick as inspiration for his bronze medal performance. >> i was watching "happy gilmore" the other day and i fought being a marathoner. >> reporter: meb keflezighi slipping just a few steps away from the finish line then doing a few impromptu push-ups before finishing the race. okay, so, simone biles is 4'8". that flag she was carrying is 9 feet tall about twice her height and with wind swirling here at 50 miles an hour yesterday, carrying that flag may have been the hardest thing she's had to do at the games so i'll give her a perfect 10 for that. also getting a perfect 10, japan's prime minister who morphed into super mario during
probably one of the coolest things we saw. >> great job, matt. >> a perfect 10 for matt after three weeks straight. >> yeah, come home. >> amy, you were there in rio too. what was the highlight? >> without a doubt watching simone biles just kill it on all of the events, i mean she really is perfection. just watching her flawlessly smile through some of the most amazing athletic feats you could imagine and she knew she was going to bring home gold. >> she made it look easy, too. >> she did. >> jesse has the final medal count. >> hard fought 16 days but in the end an impressive show for all the american athletes. team usa topping the list in most gold medals as well as the overall count. so, here's the breakdown. the u.s. getting 121 total medals, that's 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze and actually breaks the u.s.' overall medal record set back in the 2008 beijing olympics when they had 110 total medals but it's also worth noting that
leading the way was gymnastics superstar simone biles, she walked away with five golds, ditto for katie ledecky, who blew away the swimming competition early on, and for the men, no surprise here, michael phelps leaving with the most overall with six, five of those gold, guys. it was a memorable olympics for the u.s. no doubt about it, amy and george. >> thank you, jesse. let's go back to ginger with that report from your home state. >> my hometown, one thing i'm radar over the weekend, this was happening right by my parents' home so they were in the basement calling everybody, and this is what it looked like. you can see the video, yeah, right there from wyoming, michigan, and here's a look from bradford, ohio, because there were several tornadoes across the great lakes and midwest from kentucky, also parts of indiana seeing tornadoes over the weekend, and that will get through and some of the coolest weather we've seen in more than a month and a half in some
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in the ring becoming the first american olympian to win two gold medals in boxing. she has an incredible story and journey. we can't for her to join us live. >> said she knew it would happen all along. the latest from ryan lochte, in hot water over that robbery scandal apologizing for what he called overexaggerating and further action will come for him and his teammates. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: the 32-year-old says he's sorry for immatu his lesson but he still does not admit to lying. again and again he called it, quote, overexaggerating and when asked directly if he was robbed the 12 time medalist says he doesn't know. >> if i told the entire story, none of this would have happened. >> reporter: disgraced u.s. swimmer ryan lochte finally coming clean. >> i overexaggerated a story. and i shouldn't have.
didn't happen, none of this would have happened and people would not be all over the world tuning in on this story. >> reporter: the story that 12-time olympic medalist he initially told got them in hot water saying at the returned to the olympic village when their taxi was pulled over and they were robbed at gunpoint by men >> the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said get down. >> reporter: he says he was still intoxicated during that interview. >> i take full responsibility and it's my fault. >> reporter: his version began to unravel after authorities in brazil released surveillance video of him and the other swimmers at a gas station accusing the swimmer of vandalizing the rest room. eventually two of the swimmers provided their version of that night. in a statement, gunnar bentz
ourselves on the back side of the building behind some bushes and jack conger wrote, ryan lochte remove aid poster from a nearby wall, which apparently alerted the gas station employees leading to our being confronted by two armed security men. a witness told our matt gutman the athletes were trying to keep the authorities out of it. >> no police, no police, please, please, no police. >> they were saying no police. >> yes. >> reporter: but lochte till refused to call his, quote, overexaggerating a f >> i wasn't lying to a certain extent. a gun was pointed at us. we had to call them money. you can call that a robbery, extortion or just say we had to pay the money for the damage of that poster. >> reporter: lochte got emotional when talking about his teammates on nbc news. >> i mean, i -- i let my down and, you know, i wanted to
them dry because i mean they were my teammates. >> reporter: the 32-year-old's future is in question with endorsement deals worth a million dollars including sponsors like speedo. >> i am speedo fit. >> reporter: and polo ralph lauren. >> i've done the training. >> reporter: and while the summer games are now over, the u.s. olympic committee announced late sunday they're not finished with the matter. >> we are going t action on this when we get back to the united states but i think we all overstundz what happened at this point. >> reporter: there are actually several organizations that could sanction the swimmers. so far no word on disciplinary action. he's not finished with swimming, he says. it just remains to be seen if the sport of swimming is finished with him. >> more on this from amy.
jeremy schaap. we were just talking and this article piecesing to the video and some of lochte's revised accounts and say they jive and puts questions back on those security guards in there's no doubt about that. in many ways this story exonerates lochte and implicates both the security guards who according to this investigation might have committed a crime themselves and it also lays some blame at the feet of the rio police whose accounts of what happened don't jibe as you say with the facts on the ground so i think this might in some ways force a reconsideration of the judgment against ryan lochte in the court of public opinion. >> because they said there was no vandalism to the bathroom. didn't look like anything had been repaired so it does back up what lochte is saying now that he just exaggerated. >> and beyond that they spoke to an eyewitness, someone who saw the situation, excuse me,
were pulled, saw a badge flashed, turns out the security guards were off duty prison guards, so you can understand in some ways how in ryan lochte's mind this felt like a robbery or at least extortion. >> especially when you're under the influence of alcohol. >> which he admits that he was and so were the others. >> the usoc says it might consider further action against lochte and his teammates. what do you think will happen. >> i wouldn't be s the usoc, u.s. swimming come down pretty hard on ryan lochte. we're going to have to see, though, how public opinion is swayed by this story in "usa today," if that's going to in some way alter their approach if they're going to be more lenient than they might have been otherwise. they suspended michael phelps six months for a dui weaving in traffic drunk, you know, putting other people in harm's way, how would you justify giving that
something at least on the fast is that is less serious. >> there's going to be a impact. big companies will shy away from getting involved with any controversy like this. in the long run, if he finds as right way to rehabilitate himself there might be even some ways for him to capitalize on this notoriety. i think there might be clever ways, but in the short term, people are going to say to themself, people make those digs we don't want to have anyg could change. >> all right, a lot could change, jeremy schaap, thanks. we appreciate it. george. coming up on our big board, a massive price hike for a life-saving allergy medicine. could the new costs of epipens leave your family at risk. why a former navy s.e.a.l. over writing a book about osama bin laden. and who will play spider-man's mary jane.
time now for the big board. our team of insiders belief to talk about today's top stories. dan abrams at the desk with us. we'll get to you in ray minute. let's begin with this huge price increase for epipens. many families now saying they can't afford to pay for the life-saving medication because the cost is so high. rebecca jarvis tracking the story. this is an eye-popping increase. >> it is, george. 400%. that is the amount that the epipens have gone up in cost since 2008 and as a lot of families are getting ready to they know the importance of those pens when they hit the classroom. this is an outrage. you have mylan pharmaceuticals, the company that creates the epipen that grbts it say they are working tirelessly to get access out there to all the families who need them. they also say that nearly 80% of the commercially insured patients using the epimen savings card received it for 0 dollars but the issue i'm hearing from a number of parents
you're uninsured or even if you are insured, you might not actually have access to that program. >> rebecca, i mean, so many people calling this company vultures and what impact does it have on the company's bottom line? >> that's right, amy. the person who called them vultures is martin kelly, the poster child for bad behavior in that and the stock since this news came out about the 400% increase in prices it took a hit down 1 senators have said they'll start investigating the prices. that's never a good piece of news for a public company. >> all right, but maybe it might make a change for those families hoping for more a more affordable option. a former navy s.e.a.l. has agreed to pay the government nearly $7 million. matthew bissonnette reached the settlement with the department of justice over the best-selling book about the operation to kill osama bin laden. dan abrams is here to talk about that so bissonnette agreed to
book. what do you make of it. >> this is a fight no one wanted. this guy is a true american hero. you're talking about you were le heart, silver star, numerous bronze stars. he wasn't alleged to have disclosed classified information. what he was accused of was not allowing the government to vet his book and some of the slides for his speeches before he did it. now, when you have access to sensitive information like that, that's one of the rules, right? you want to talk about this publicly, fine, but you he get our authorization first. he didn't. and that's what this settlement relates to specifically the lack of vetting. >> he says he was wrongly advised that he didn't have to get this preclearance so is that why he was singled out by the government. >> we've seen a lot of books about this, et cetera, movies. the reason he was singled out was related to the vetting. it's not that the information was made public, it's that he didn't get permission to release this particular information.
very seriously as you can understand, the need to get classified information or potentially classified information approved first before they can release anything. >> does this mean he can't make any money in the future talking about this. >> no, so he had to pay back for the speeches he gave in 2013 because he used slides that hadn't been vetted. so now he can give speeches, he can talk about it. he just has to make sure everything is aboveboard, that the government knows what he's doing, knows basically what he's saying and sorts of slides, the material he's using, et cetera, then he can try to make some of that back. that's a big number, right? talking about over $7 million. >> a costly lesson. >> absolutely. that's exactly the same thing he said too. >> we'll move on to a controversial brewing about who may play spider-man's girlfriend in the new movie. one has zendaya playing mary jane and want to talk to larry hackett about that. created a little bit of a backlash on social media.
should be reserved for a white actress. >> they're old and written many years ago when people of color didn't have starring roles and the fans of these things take it seriously. on the other hand most of the fans tend to be young people much more open to the idea of n nontraditional casting as they call it. you know, i want to point out we're talking about the casting of the girlfriend of a man who plays a spider in a movie so i think we can probably loosen up the reins here a little bit but this is kind of a trial balloon on the part of the s whether intentionally or not and getting some reaction. most positive, some is always going to be negative in the internet world. so, you know, hopefully for zendaya she gets the role because she's been bandied about now. >> give my girls a reason to go. >> we know hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people. is this potentially the industry trying to right itself doing something right? what do you make of this move?
negative press before. >> i think the industry is sensitive. you have a case, you know, abo a month ago with matt damon in that picture where he played a white guy saving people in the siege of the great wall of china. and you had a case of casting of emma stone in "alo"aloha" where was supposed to play an asian person. i think there is an effort to kind of change this around. i think, though, that this has to happen at the studio level and it has to hn at the casting level. havi t oscar time is too late and nyes to be now so in this case the zendaya conversation may be a good one and may be the start of more broad changes clute the industry. >> larry, thanks so much. want to thank dan and rebecca as well. coming up next the race against time to save a toddler trapped underwater. the harrowing 911 calls and how she managed to make it out alive. mustangs... i can't believe we live in the middle of all this. they're supposed to be one of the most gentle
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a toddler surviving after being trapped under a capsized boat for nearly an hour and first responders trying to find her. now she's safe and sound and her parents are sharing their story. gio benitez is here with more. >> reporter: just an incredible story. the girl was nowhere to be found and when they finally found her, nobody could believe their eyes. take a lk at how she survived. >> we thought we were going to lose her. >> reporter: this morning tammy and brian say it' a their daughter kennedy is home. >> yay. >> reporter: the 23-month-old incredibly surviving after being trapped under the family's capsized boat in florida's indian river for nearly an hour. >> i'm in the river. my boat crashed and i have a baby stranded in the water. please god send someone now. >> she's got a baby in the water. >> yes, please hurry. >> reporter: the boat flipping after hitting power lines and tammy and brian escaping the water safely with their 7-month-old daughter but kennedy
only her heart wrenching cries heard in the darkness. >> we couldn't tell if she was in the boat or if she was trapdzed under the boat or if she was out in the river because we heard cries but it sounds like it was coming from everywhere. >> reporter: first responders rushing to the scene and after nearly 45 minutes, they begin to lose hope. >> we were just getting ready to leave and that's when we heard a light cry. i was listening and could hear she was right there. >> rep was floating in a life vest under the boat inside an air pocket. >> i mean it's a miracle. it's a complete miracle that everything worked like it did because we shouldn't all be here today. >> incredible. little kennedy spent two nights in the intensive care unit. police say that life jacket, that little life jacket, that's what really saved her life. >> amazing she found that air pocket. >> incredible. it's just incredible. when you hear that story there she was right under the boat.
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back here on "gma" an update from louisiana. more than 60,000 homes damaged or destroyed across all the parishes. lots of folks applying for federal assistance and we still have some flood warnings in place in parts of texas too, that moisture pooling up. we'll still see some south of dallas. a little bull's-eye. two to three inches and so many asking this question, we hear about the atlantic heating up
in milwaukee. right now -- police area trigger. the shooting happened early this morning near 18th and hadley. police say an officer on patrol found the victim -- and tried to revive him. but he died at the scene. we'll bring you updates to this story on our website wisn dot com and our mobile app taking a look at the morning drive, this is a live look from our department of transportation cameras at 94 and 68th street. grab your sunglasses before you head out the door. backups into downtown milwaukee start all the way up at
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and we have new details overnight about prince's death. pain pills with the wrong labels, 50 times more powerful than heroin. the latest from the investigation. ? we'll be safe and sound ? danger at the beach. >> i think we've all been there. has gotten a lot bigger. >> right in the area that seems perfectly safe, the hidden dangers lurking in the shallows, how to protect yourself from being rushed to the e.r. ? and dangerous woman. she's the first u.s. boxer to win two gold medals and you'll never guess the lucky token she had in her pocket. claressa shields joins us this morning as she says -- >> good morning, america.
>> good morning, claressa. good morning to her. that was great right there. welcome to country week here on "gma" and there's chef bill durney and he'll kick off our playlist with country meats and sweets right there and a performance from nashville's old dominion. >> country meats and sweets. i like that. i not just a country music monday but we also have have star power from jennifer lopez. why she is holding a pie. it's all part of a celebration that had even usher starstruck taking a picture on stage with lionel richie all coming up. first news from tom llamas with the morning rundown. >> we begin with breaking details overnight about the new wildfires erupting in the west. three fires are now raging out of control in eastern washington state. at least a dozen homes and buildings burning into the ground. dozens of families forced to evacuate. one fire exploded from 250 acres
california, some good news. evacuation orders have now been lifted for people living near a massive fire in san bernardino county. now, donald trump may be poised to abandon one of his most controversial promises. he vowed he would kick millions of undocumented immigrants out of the country but now his new campaign manager is hinting he could change his mind on creating a controversial deportation force saying the plan is not written in stone. >> to be determined. as the weeks unfold he will lay out this specifics of that plan that he would implement as president of the united states. >> reporter: now, trump is also taking heat for his pitch to black voters after saying they're living in poverty with bad schools and no jobs. trump is already beginning to prepare for his upcoming debates with hillary clinton holding his first debate prep session over the weekend. former secretary of state colin powell is clarifying a report that suggested he advised hillary clinton to use a personal e-mail account. powell tells "people" magazine
quote, trying to pin it on me but he says clinton was using her private e-mail server for one year before he told her about his use of personal e-mail for unclassified messages. and overseas there's growing concern that isis is turning to children to carry out attacks. turkey's president is blaming the terror group for a suicide bombing at a wedding that killed 51 people. funerals for the victims beginning today. the bomber believed to be as young as 12 years old and a shocking scene in iraq, police arresting this boy with explosives around his waist. take a look at that. they say he was minutes away from an attack. back here at home a new twist in the prince death investigation. the associated press reports pain pills found in the singer's home were mislabeled and actually contained the powerful narcotic fentanyl, which killed him. investigators say the mislabeled pills could be a manufacturer error or could have been illegally manufactured. now, federal health officials are warning that local transmission of the zika virus could spread to other gulf coast states beyond florida.
they're especially concerned about recent flooding in texas and louisiana because standing water could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the virus. president obama visits louisiana tomorrow to assess the damage. 3,200 people remain in shelters. 60,000 homes are damaged or destroyed. and finally one boy with a big heart helping out those flood victims right there in louisiana. instead of accepting gifts at his birthday party carson bote pizzas to families devastated by last week's flooding. his goal was to spread a little sunshine to a few people but donations came pouring in and he ended up handing out more than 300 pizzas to total strangers, a little boy with a big heart. really nice. >> that's fantastic. thank you, tom. jesse, what do you got? >> we got "pop news," george and it's monday. we'll kick it off with an amazing monday -- are you guys ready for this? i'll rail here on some a-list names that you're not going to believe.
richie, ciara and bon jovi. these are all-star team, guys. gwen stefani and blake shelter at the 2016 apollo in the hamptons benefit this past weekend. j. lo was snapping this epic selfie video to capture all the a-listers on instagram including this gwen stefani throwback. take a look. ? saying ? >> and gwen wasn't the only one on the stage. for the grand finale lionel richie. you see the roots up there, chris rock up there, usher. if the guest list wasn't impressive enough, how about john mcenroe, don johnson, pharrell, christie brinkley, katie holmes, jack nicholson, they all made an appearance. the event was hosted by ronald perelman raising 5 million to benefit the historic harlem
do we know why j. lo was holding a pie? >> she likes pie. kids were handing out pizzas. >> that was my question, sorry. >> really getting to the matter. forget all the a-listers. what about j. lo and the pie. next up, all right, all right, all right, big news for matthew mcconaughey fans. turns out the oscar winner has a youtube channel. who knew. apparently not too many people but then benefits reddit to the rescue, 200 followers to more than 70,000 and counting, mcconaughey has only posted six videos nearly two years since he started the channel pretty sure we could expect a few more video diaries now that he has a much bigger audience. good news for mcconaughey fans. >> i was actually 1 of the original 20. i already knew about that. >> like that. and finally, the 2016 rio olympics ended last fight with a big bang and the fastest man in the world, usain bolt, got a royal message on his birthday. prince harry wishing the olympic
his 30th birthday tweeting, "now that you're officially the greatest, you might be ready for a re-run." so back in 2012 prince william harry visited jamaica and usain bolt let him win and looks like prince harry is coming for one of those nine gold medals that usain won because he's the fastest human being in the world. i don't think usain bolt has much to worry about this time. >> you can see in the body language prince harry was like this and usain was like bury barely walking. >> have fun with that. enjoy. all right, want to see what's coming up on the "gma morning menu"? >> yes. >> danger at the beach. why the shallow water may not be as safe as you think. the threat sending hundreds to the e.r. gold medal glory, 21-year-old claressa shields making boxing history at the olympics. now she's joining us here live. plus, we're kicking off "gma's" country playlist week with delicious meat and music, old dominion performing live. all of that coming up on "gma" here in times square. ? "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by advil.
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there she is, claressa shields, she won big in rio and she'll join us live in just a bit. hello, claressa. but first "gma" is on the lookout with a summer all of us know about the dangers of deep water but hundreds are heading to the e.r. now because of surprise dangers in shall dough water. becky worley joins us from san francisco with what to do when you're hit by unexpected waves. good morning, becky. >> good morning, george. yeah, when we head to the beach we fear riptides, sharks but most injuries including broken bones, concussions, even paralysis happen just ten feet from the dry sand. a massive wall of water bearing
the place where you feel safe in the shallows. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: but sometimes that area can turn dangerous in seconds. i think we've all been there. you realize suddenly the water has gotten a lot bigger. in this delaware hospital alone, nearly 2,000 swimmers with injuries requiring emergency treatment in the last five years. >> the energy from a three or energy of getting hit by a small compact car moving at 20 or 30 miles an hour. >> reporter: josh bazle spent his childhood swimming at the beach until one day -- >> i was in waist high water with my back to the ocean when a wave picked me up and slammed me head first against the ocean floor. >> reporter: he is now a quadriplegic. so, i'm heading into the water here in malibu, california, a big swell hitting today.
expert ken haskett. when a big waves dumps you on to that hard sand. >> it's like wet cement. >> reporter: to stay safe, experts say swim in lifeguarded areas. >> always check with the lifeguard. they'll give you the safe area to swim. >> reporter: think like a surfer, study the water before you get in. look at the ocean. have that situational awareness. >> reporter: waves come in sets. get through the break zone during smaller waves. and if you're caught inside as a big one hits, don't brace yourself standing >> it tightens you up and the wave will push you over and slam you into the sandy bottom. >> reporter: as counterintuitive as it, ken says if you see that wall of water, go down and grab sand. >> if you go under that, it dissipates. grab a breath of air, and relax under the wave. >> if you aren't able to get beneath a wave and a big one tumbles you, these next instructions could save your life. >> grab the back of your head,
you hit the sand, you're kind of protecting your head like this. >> whoo! spin cycle. i spoke with water experts on the east coast too, and they say the majority of injuries they see happen are when people are getting out of the water. so time your exit to coincide with the smaller waves, get through the break zone as fast as you can and, george, you have to keep your head on a swivel watching behind you for those bigger waves. >> yeah, i've never seen that about putting your hands behin your head either but when you and your producers were out there, you actually had a real scare with riptides when you were out there. >> we were treading water behind the break zone and realized we were 200 yards offshore. but this is proof that knowing what to do in the ocean makes it safer to be there. we swam parallel to the beach, 10, 20 yards and were out of the rip calmly making our way to the shore. listen, i love the ocean. i want to help people have tools and awareness to stay safe in
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this is what we've been waiting for all morning, back with the young woman making history at the olympics overcoming obstacles in and out of the ring. claressa shields capturing gold erican olympian to win two gold medals in boxing, and she is joining us now from rio with the big number two right there. congratulations, claressa. i loved how you decided to celebrate there. tell me what was going through your mind when you got that second gold medal. >> well, when i won, i knew i had won, i knew i had won and did a great job, i had won unanimous and i was super excited. i don't know why i did a cartwheel but it just happened. >> you did a cartwheel, claressa, because you could and i fully applaud that. now you pulled out your gold medal from 2012 when you were on the podium. tell me why. >> well, you know, i knew i
podium but like i said, when i won the olympic gold medal when i was 17, i didn't feel like i got a lot of recognition so i wanted to let people know and let it be a memory that i am a two-time olympic gold medalist and won when i was 17, i won the olympics when i was 21. like this is not a game. this is not a joke. i can really fight. i train hard and i got both my gold medals. it was a surprise for everyone. i even shocked myself when i pulled it out. >> that smile, though, it was such a moment and all felt pride that i know you were feeling in that moment and you had quite a journey getting to that podium for the second time. you had a difficult childhood and talked about it. talk about how your past has helped mold you into the two-time gold medalist that you are now. >> well, you know what, after the first olympics, you know, just the fact that i've had so far was just the separation of me and my coach jason crutchfield, and with that he just taught me how to be
leading up to this i really had to -- you know, i had coach billy, i had coach k. i had my teammates on the team. and we trained hard together and got mad together and it was just like coming here, we all had so much faith in each other to do like -- to do great things that we were okay with the results that we got but just like -- just the buildup to be here, i think i went without a coach for one year where i was just training myself and 2014 is wh i decided that i would go, you know, make this quest for the olympic games, and i had just won the world championships and i did that training on my own so to get that 2016 medal and get all the support i had was great and i'm glad that i did it and, you know, maybe 2020, who knows. >> it worked out. it worked out really well. oh, i mean we can only hope for 2020. that would be awesome, claressa.
others. tell me how you're going to do that now with your two gold medals. >> well, with the platform that i have now, i'm just going to, you know, tell people my story and tell them how my story involved god helping me get to where i got and how me being faithful to god helped me be where i am and train hard and put my body through all that hard work and still be able to smile about it afterwards and not be bitter about it. and just to those kids who i know who are like me and who come from similar backgrounds, just to tell them they can make it. i want to find a few programs where i go and i speak and we actually have places for the kids to come. it's not like an after-school program. more of like a program to where they learn how to navigate their life out of school, you know what i mean. >> oh, and you are the perfect role model for that, claressa. we can only hope for 2020 in tokyo with more of you. thank you for joining us. >> yeah, thank you guys for
>> congratulations. let's head outside to ginger. >> all right. i'm just over here hanging with ayla from pennsylvania. and we're just having a great morning. ayla, i wanted to show you something. look at this video from arizona, this is a dust storm that rolled through on there sunday. that's a time lapse of it. one of our photographer at our affiliate took that. wow, look at that. oh, my goodness. interesting look at that. old dominion day. have you noticed we're a little country and did a forecast for a lot of folks in the band and how their lives are intertwined. roanoke is important to them, 83 today , harrisonburg, 80. did you notice how much cooler it is out here? isn't it fresh? this is one of the coolest mornings we've had in two weeks most locations in the 50s with fair skies. look for a sunny warm up today with highs in the upper 70s by mid afternoon. fair and 60 tonight. blue
>> i told you we're getting a little country. george and amy, let's do this. >> we'll get there, ginger. coming up, noah galloway battlefield to the ballroom. now he's sharing how to live life with no excuses. we are kicking off our country music playlist week with barbecue and a huge performance from old dominion live. we'll be right back. ?
on the eastbound lanes of 94 hits of give yourself a few extra minutes getting to downtown. here are the current travel times. 14 minutes, 94 eastbound to downtown. 10 minutes to the zoo. sally: sweater weather earlier this morning. many locations in the 40's and 50's. look for a nice sunny warm up today with highs in the upper 70 fair skies for tonight. blue skies for tuesday could high pressure dips into the ohio valley. dry for today and tomorrow. more wet by wednesday. sunny and pleasant, 79 this
? how you like me now ? ? how you like me now ? welcome back to "gma." our wwe summer slam champions, finn balor and charlotte and they are joining us live after last night's fierce smackdown telling all and that's coming up. we're also kicking off our "gma" country playlist week. look over at the grill. chef bill durney is here along with old dominion and, boy, we got a lot of meat over there in just a little bit. >> first i am here with an american hero, noah galloway, you know him from season 20 of "dancing with the stars." well, the u.s. army war hero has a new memoir called "living
announcer: this is wisn 12 news with breaking news. >> the department of justice is about to hold a press conference, an update on a recent officer-involved shooting. sylville smith was shot and killed on august 13 by officers, which sparked days of unrest and violence. there have been lots of updates in this. let's listen to the update happening right now. begin with something i have not had the opportunity to do yet, express my sympathy to the family of mr. smith. no matter what the end result of this investigation is, no matter what we determine of all the effects of that data, this is a terrible tragedy for this family to have lost a loved one. i want to reflect on the residents of the sherman park neighborhood.
all through this difficult time, their conduct has reflected there good character, the good people in that neighborhood far outnumber those who made the trouble. finally, i want to reflect on law enforcement. we will leave no stone unturned to get to the truth in this investigation weird but like the people of sherman park, the vast majority of law enforcement officers serve honorably, with integrity and courage e servants who need to used it before us, that is a traumatic act that they hope to avoid when they go to work. i join all of the voices urging calm and a peaceful response to the events. i also urge patience am a give us the opportunity to create a thorough and comprehensive investigation, a thorough and comprehensive search for the truth.
the process. we're not in the position today to give specific details about the investigation. i will explain why in a moment. i will tell you now that we cannot and will not be discussing the information we have learned thus far, except in very broad terms. the most common request has been for the release of the videos of the body cameras. we will not be releasing those at this time. first, the body camera video is just one piece of inrm information. it is only a narrow and incomplete i can tell you now, viewing the body camera videos will not answer all of your questions. questions will be better answered when videos are viewed in the context of all the information rather in the investigation. more importantly, release of the videos would compromise the
as we are searching for the truth, it is sometimes necessary to confront witnesses with information they did not know or do not know we knew. we're still collecting information, and we will have follow-up questions for some of the witnesses who are interviewed. we do not want to create the worst-case scenario that the da . we will not let this investigation be compromised. the process, the investigation is ongoing and done only when the prosecutor is satisfied that the investigators have given them all we can. that means, until a charging decision is final, there could always be follow-up. where is the investigation at?
there have been neighborhood canvases. the unrest that occurred slows the process significantly. we have to have forensic investigators in body armor for them to be able to collect evidence safely at the crime scene. agents from the division of criminal investigation cannot initially move as freely as they would have liked and were delayed in collecting information. state patrol of wisconsin reconstruction unit that came to help map out the crime scene. unfortunately, they had to delay their response, as well, because it was not safe due to the unrest. since things to settle down, progress has been good. we are reviewing training records of the officers. we are still gathering one more piece of audiovisual material. we have 13 special agents who responded initially, and this
division of criminal investigation in the milwaukee office -- remains a top priority. we are conducting this critically important investigation and we are following up on leads provided by the family of mr. smith and other community members. we are piecing together detailed histories for both the officer and mr. smith to determine whether there is any pre-existing relationship that may have impacted the events of that day. we gather all of the other information we are working on, we will want to conduct additional interviews with witnesses, both those we have an some we may not yet have interviewed. therefore, releasing the video or other important investigative details will compromise our ability to make sure we're getting to the truth. in the end, the public needs to have confidence that the process was an effective search for the
this is a top priority. investigation is expedited that not rushed. we are following up on every lead, and only when we are satisfied we have followed every lead to the end will the entire case be turned over to the district attorney. we have been coordinating closely with the district attorney all a long, and we are doing this to help make sure that when the case does come to his office, the transition will be as smooth as prosecutor. they have not been kept in the dark by any means, but we do not yet have our entire investigation ready to turn over. another question that has come up relates to the contact we have had with the family of mr. smith. we have stated contact with mr. smith's count -- family, and they have some distrust of the system. it is understandable with these circumstances. it is my understanding that mr. smith's body has been released
the out topic -- the topsy results, preliminary results, have been shared with the examiner -- the autopsy results have been shared with the family. the family has not seen the video. if we release this to anyone, those individuals could share the details of that and compromise the integrity of our investigation. when the time comes to release the video, the family of mr. smith will be the first that we share it with. not been shown the video. that determination is made in each case on a case-by-case instance. there have been requests from officers to see the video, but we have determined that the search for the truth is better served by not showing them the video. all three officers who were initially at the scene have been interviewed at least once, and we already have some additional
with them here at the crime lab is still conducting its work. they're still working on dna examination of the firearm. they are also conducting a comparison to the national integrated ballistic information network to determine whether that gun had ever been used in any other criminal activity that we can trace it to. this is all part of gathering as much historical data as possible. milwaukee police department is also conducting its own internal investigation related to disciplinary matters, but i have no information regarding that. it is necessary under the law that there be a strong firewall between internal discipline investigation and a criminal investigation, because in an internal discipline investigation, those interviews are compelled, either talk to us and answer our questions or be
we are ever to use them, therefore we cannot know what is happening in the internal investigation. in terms of when the video will be released, it will be released after the district attorney is done with his final determination. if no charge is issued, the release will be very prompt, along with all of the reports. if there is a prosecution, that release decision will be made by the district attorney, and that will be based on examination of wh fair trial for all involved. i do want to point out that the tip line that has been set up is still open aired we're still encouraging any members of the public, if you have any information that might assist us in getting to the truth in this matter, reach out, go to the doj website. an individual may enter information and honestly -- anonymously if they wish here they may identify themselves, but they do not have to do we
assist us in getting to the truth. with that, i am happy to take any questions you may have to yes, sir? >> [inaudible] >> there are two officers who were present when the shooting occurred who had body camera videos on them. >> [inaudible] >> close, yet. they are both very near each other. that. >> [inaudible] >> yes. >> [inaudible] >> well, typically we hire investigators or agents with the department of criminal
region where they had worked previously. so we have officers in madison, milwaukee, appleton, wausau, and claire are typically, people from the northwest part of the state do not seek employment at dci in the milwaukee office. yes, we have some who worked at the milwaukee pd at some time working in the milwaukee office of dci. we hire, mpd, we have hired a number of people, many retired, many were longtime experienced investigators. milwaukee pd has about 2000 sworn officers, as i understand here at the likelihood that there would be some relationship between a particular patrol officer will be much younger than an experienced detective, and that is small. if there is any relationship at all, that officer or investigator would not have any role in the investigation.
>> the district attorney is going to have to make determinations as to whether the officers acted in reasonable exercise of self-defense. the way the gun is positioned, the position of mr. smith when the officer made his decision to discharge his things are part of that important determination. releasing more than what has been could compromise the integrity of the investigation. >> [inaudible] >> if it were me in charge of the division of criminal investigation, i would not have released it because of the role i have. for the mayor, he has a
to do what he good to try to maintain safety and calm -- and do what he could to maintain safety and calm in the city. i think that was a reasonable decision to release a small piece of information here it often times what triggers and rest after an officer-involved use of force is information that this has -- the subject was her was not armed. the mayor was able to derive that information. think harms our investigation. >> [inaudible] >> i would urge everyone to wait until all of the investigation is completed and we release all the reports so you can see everything in context. again, we're looking at individuals, me, my
department of justice, the mayor, police chief, they have different spots ability. -- different responsibility it we are investigating and searching for the truth. they are trying to maintain calm and peacefulness in the city. so i do not fault them for releasing the information they have released at this point. but i can't tell you that there is a great deal more that will come out when we are done -- but i can tell you there is a great deal more that will come out when we are done. >> [inaudible] >> well, that has be largely by a family member of mr. smith, so we are following up on that lead at this point. >> [inaudible] >> at this point, we are not releasing any information we have learned about that detailed investigation. >> [inaudible] >> the family has been
we have no difficulties with them, except that they don't want to be in this situation. you know, somewhere along the way there was a question asked by a member of the media and possibly several of them, is the family happy with the investigation? and the word "happy" has nothing to do with their life right now. there is nothing satisfactory about the situation they are in, and no places with them. they are not hindering us in any way. they're just very unhappy with the circumstances they face. >> [inaudible] >> we are very close to gathering up and reviewing all of the information we will want to review.
the same day as the incident. we were able to review them then, but it became useful to be able to slow them down a great deal. everything happens very quickly. that took some technological work. it took at least a day to be able to have that work done. we have additional audiovisual materials, like a dispatch recording that we're also doing similar work we will want to go back and talk to some of the witnesses again. >> [inaudible] -- only her that it was a suspicious car. [inaudible]
this point, because that is all going to be part of the decision the district attorney will have to make in assessing the reasonableness of the officer's actions. it is information that will come out when all the reports are released. >> [inaudible] >> there were three officers who were at the scene very quickly, yes. >> [inaudible] >> correct, i do not believe they had one at all. had one at all. >> [inaudible] >> yes, that makes it more difficult. i believe it is a 30-second delay before the audio starts after the incident recording begins. so there is a period at which
difficult. it would be better to be able to hear. >> [inaudible] >> when a law enforcement agency sets of their policy for use of body cameras, they make determination as to how they are going to set that up. i do not have a comment on how they made their decision. i just have to work with what we have available, and that is what we have, yes. part of that is already when he is in the vehicle, because it is when the officer initiates the traffic stop that the recording starts. much of that 30 seconds, the officer has not even exited his vehicle yet. >> [inaudible] >> yes.
>> i am concerned about answering that, because i do not know for sure how they set it up . i just know what we have. i know the video starts as the officer is still in the vehicle. then about 30 seconds later, the audio also kicks in. in terms of how it was set up or why, i would be reluctant to speculate. >> [inaudible] >> i think it is necessary to put it in context. the video, when a person is running with a video camera attached to them, it is not staying focused on what the officer, the individual the officer is pursuing at all times. it moves very quickly.
and tell you slow it down a great deal here it also, ultimately, as things are happening very quickly, it is necessary to know what the officers reactions are come away the officer is perceiving, and more than just a narrow alley that you see from a video, but the officer is singing 180 degrees, referral vision, and he is other concerns. there is a second individual. all those other factors that a unnecessary parts of understanding the whole picture. >> [inaudible] >> yes, when they set up their system, this is what they put in place. >> [inaudible] >> they may or may not, i just do not know the answer to that. >> [inaudible]
you say, you have obviously talked to them -- i have not, personally. investigators, yeah, agents have interviewed all three of the officers. i do not know how to answer the question of how this officer is doing. i do not know that information. >> [inaudible] >> yes, all three officers have been cooperative. >> [inaudible] >> well, they perceive that there would be a short-term gain to releasing it now. i have to think in terms of the long-range, and the long-range is to have an investigation, and
prosecution for the da and to ensure that, i have to make sure that the investigation is done in a way that maintains the integrity of the information gathered. i cannot have witness statements being colored or tainted by information they are seeing from other sources. >> [inaudible] >> ' the duje. ultimately -- we are working closely with the da. ultimately, the district attorney is the lead in the investigation. the da will decide what additional information we need to gather, so we are taking off a lot of leads from the district attorney in this. in terms of the police chief and the mayor, obviously, the police chief has this. it is his department's video.
release it, and it is my expectation that he will do everything to cooperate with what we need to do to make sure we have a comprehensive and thorough investigation that gets to the truth as well as we can. i think the chief also recognizes that the question of a short-term gain versus the long-term end result is more important, more important to look at the long-term end results. >> [inaudible] we are very optimistic that this will move much faster, yes. >> [inaudible] >> we have received some information that was not new. it kind of duplicated some things we are already looking
fruitful, but we are following up on some leads that come from that. at this point, it is too soon to say whether those will ultimately result in anything useful. i want individuals who have information to feel that it is important to let us know that information. we will follow it up. we will take it seriously until we are sure that there is nothing to it. we will follow it up. if people have information, we >> [inaudible] >> i am not sure what misinformation the chief was
media may or may not have information that is reliable. if someone is considering -- if someone has information that is reliable and could be important to assist us, my hope is that they do not go on social media, that they reach out to us. they can still use the internet, but do it by going to the department of justice to blind. develop that information and any leads it might take us too. >> [inaudible] >> i do not have any information
smith you right off the bat, he expressed sympathy for the family of sylville smith, and he doesn't think the people in the neighborhood of sherman park, for their resilience -- he also thanked the people in the neighborhood of sherman park. to recap, a lot of people have been asking about releasing the body camera video, and he said he is not in a position right now to release it, and the video will not answer any of the questions you may have regarding that release of the videos wouldn't could compromise the integrity of the investigation, and we are still collecting information -- release of the videos would and could compromise the integrity of the investigation. crime lab investigators had to her body armor, and response to the investigation was delayed, but they are following up on leads right now to determine whether there was a pre-existing relationship between the officer involved and smith for the shooting.
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