We first shared to you this story on our FaceBook Page from a reader named Todd Miller and his comment. “Officer Chris Walter with the southern view police department was acting outrageously last night during the RT 66 Mother Road Show Parade. He was recklessly speeding in and out of parade traffic along with pulling in front of oncoming traffic (HES ACTUALLY WITH THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT – SPRINGFIELD EXPOSED EDIT) almost ran over several children just because someone was doing a burnout. Chris Walter all of that is not necessary for a traffic violation. You put several peoples lives in danger and was seriously out of control.“
A follow up email was sent to us today see below.
Cyler of Capitol City Motorsports begs:
I want to thank everone who came out and had a great time at the cookout and route 66 parade at my shop on Friday night. As many people witnessed we had officer Chris Walter of the Springfield police department become an unbelievable danger to the children and public enjoying the parade that was in front of my shop, when he excessively sped his car within inches of many children that were busy retrieving candy. All to pursue water that was being poured in the street. The officer aggressively told us that the next person to put litter in the street will be arrested. I then stated to the officer that the only dangerous thing all night was his dumb aggressive driving, speeding up here and almost hitting several kid’s. He then detained me and put me in his squad car. After being half ass searched my cell phone, pocket knife, flashlight and wallet was seized from my pockets and then as I was being placed back in the sqaud car I told the officers calmly that I also had a firearm on me. After having my firearm removed from my body an officer went over to the crowd of 100+ people and held my loaded firearm up In the air and stated that “This man was Intoxicated and carrying a firearm” this is totaly not true and I was definently not intoxicated. This was a huge degradation to my character and an Invasion of my privacy to carry a concealed weapon. I was charged with disorderly conduct and had my firearm seized. I will also have my concealed permit and foid card possibly taken away. I want to sincerely thank every one for defending me and raising way more than enough cash to get me bailed out of jail. The cash will definently be going toward food next year, heck we maybe having steaks.
TO EVERY ONE THAT WAS ATTENDING THE PARADE IN FRONT OF MY SHOP. please i ask that you bring any video footage of the police illeaglly arresting me in to me or post it on facebook or somthing. i went to file a complaint today and somehow none of the video equipmet was on in any of the 10+ police cars that were on scene when i was unlawfully arrested. HMM isnt that convenient for them. the officer also deleted my recording when he confiscated my phone that would of had great audio. i know there was alot of people with phones recording me being very compliant with the police officer so i need these videos so very badly to prove my inocence and as of right now i we only have 1 video with not a great view.
NEXT i know there was tons of people that had there child almost run over because of this officers reckless driving. i ask that if this truely did happen to your child as we all seen it did, please please call the Internal Affairs Department at 788-8380 and go thru with your complaint. so maney people that were there had stated they would be doing this. so please please do this. Cuyler Coleman“
WOW Wait a minute what happened??? We reached out to the City of Springfield, but as of this evening no response was sent back to us.
Obviously there is two sides to every story, but a lot of people are coming to back Mr. Coleman on this… Lets share this and see if we can get some attention on this matter and get the Springfield Police to do something!
Springfield Exposed will gladly collect all photographs and videos of this incident. You may submit them to us via Facebook or our email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Unlike a Facebook Page we can not and will not be bullied into removing the truth. Lets share this and get a proper resolution for Mr. Coleman!