Police in Sanford, Florida, told Latina Herring to stop calling 911 only three hours before she was murdered on March 27 (video below).
Video from a police body camera shows Herring arguing with Allen Cashe, her boyfriend, who is accused of killing Herring and her 8-year-old son, and trying to kill her father and her 7-year-old son, and shooting two bystanders with an assault rifle.
In the body cam video, police interview Herring and Cashe across the street from a convenience store. The couple accuse each other of taking the house keys and car keys.
"Whatever you all got, just figure it out," one officer tells Cashe and Herring. "You all need to figure it out."
As Cashe and Herring run off to their home, one officer says, "They don't really get it," and another chimes in: "They don't."
Police were called to the home that Case and Herring shared about 20 minutes later.
"She’s making false accusations," one officer states. “It’s the second time she’s done it.”
“We’re going to handle it, ma'am," another officer tells Herring. "Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about."
At one point during the second call, Herring came outside with a bag that she said was Cashe’s property, the police report said, notes the Orlando Sentinel.
Police found a gun in the bag, but said that they did not have probable cause to arrest Cache because he had not held the weapon while they were there.
An officer told Herring she should have lied and accused Cashe of hitting her, reports WESH.
Cashe left the home, but allegedly returned after 6 a.m. with an AK-47 and started firing.
Herring’s friend, Ladasha Beasley, told WESH: "Sanford PD’s a big disappointment to me and to others. To protect and serve who? Who? Justice needs to be served, man."
The Sanford Police Department declined to comment on the body cam video or how the officers managed the situation.
Cashe was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Herring and 8-year-old Branden Christian, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Cashe was also charged with the attempted murder of 7-year-old Brendon Christian and Herring's father, Bertis Gerard Herring Jr., as well as two bystanders.
Lazaro Paradesquelite and Rakeya Jackson are the bystanders who were allegedly shot by Cashe, who is currently being held at the Seminole County Jail without bail.
Police Body Camera Video
WESH News Report