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article imageTime-stamped police videos show Chiefs' Belcher before murder

By Yukio Strachan     Dec 8, 2012 in Crime
Kansas City - The Kansas City Police Department released dash cam videos late Friday night showing Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher "passed out" outside the home of his other "girlfriend," filling in the timeline leading up to Saturday's horrific events.
The first video, shown above, shows officers finding Belcher at 3:05 a.m. CT on Dec. 1 in Midtown Kansas City after receiving a 911 call of a suspicious person sleeping in a black Bentley outside an apartment building on East Armour Boulevard for a couple of hours.
Officers found Belcher "passed out" with the lights on and his vehicle running outside the home of a woman who wasn't his steady girlfriend, identified by the New York Post as Brittni Glass. Officers urged him to go upstairs and not to drive.
But Belcher said they didn't understand because he had a second woman waiting at home for him about 10 miles away, according to the Kansas City Star. That woman was 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins who gave birth on Sept. 11 to Belcher's daughter, Zoey.
It was earlier reported that the couple argued when Perkins arrived home from a concert at 1 a.m. Friends said Belcher got upset because it was later than he approved of, prompting him to leave the house
When Belcher arrived home, he and Perkins argued again. After shooting her nine times taking her life, he sped to Arrowhead Stadium where he would take his own.
Dec. 1 welfare check
The following is a transcript of Belcher and officers during the welfare check, per the Kansas City Star. The dash cam video is about 10 minutes long, but there is no sound for the first five minutes. Police said this was due to equipment difficulties.
Officer: "Talk to the officers right there on the other side of the window for just a minute."
Officer: "What's up boss?"
Belcher: "What's up man."
Officer: "How did you get this ride?"
Officer: "It's a brand new Bentley."
Officer: "When we came up on it was in drive ... he was thinking about taking off."
Officer: "Nice. I'm not saying you stole it. I like it dude. It's nice. What do you do?"
Belcher: Unintelligible.
Officer: "Oh do you? (Belcher unintelligible.). No, no, no. It's all good. I figured. No dude, I could tell by the way your dressed and the way you looked. I will be completely honest with you. When we walked up, I said (unintelligible.). What position do you play? (Belcher: unintelligible.). What's your name?"
Officer: "Are you visiting somebody at these apartments?"
Officer: "Sir, where are you headed tonight?"
Belcher: Unintelligible
Officer: "Upstairs in this building? OK, so you're not going to be driving anywhere?"
Officer: "Look dude. You live right here. You just need to go upstairs dude."
Officer: "You live right here? You just need to go upstairs. OK? That's going to be your best bet."
Officer: "We're trying to cut you a break here. Let's just (static) Roll up your stuff there. Actually, if you could step out brother, I will roll up the windows, OK."
Belcher: "Yeah. Yeah."
Officer: "Go ahead and step out brother, I'll roll up your windows brother."
Officer: "Do you know how to roll up windows on a Bentley?"
Officer: "I'm going to take a class real quick. It's on YouTube."
Belcher steps out of the car.
Officer: "How we doin' tonight man?"
Officer: "The only reason I'm asking you man is like you said... (inaudible)"
Officer: "The only reason I'm asking man."
Officer: "You got your keys?"
Officer: "You know you got a lot riding on it. You know you got a lot to lose, right?"
Officer: "I know your car is running and you're passed out inside. You weren't driving. You are correct on that."
Belcher: "I wasn't. I was upstairs."
Officer: "I hear ya. That's why going upstairs is going to be a good place for you to go back to. You understand right?"
Belcher: "I appreciate that."
Officer: "All right. Well, I appreciate you not putting this thing in drive and taking off. You got your key? I want to make sure ... it's like voice control and high speed buttons."
Belcher: "It's a $200,000 car."
Officer: "I'll make that in like three years."
Officer: "I guess the lights will shut off I guess."
Officer: "You gonna call the girl and head back upstairs for a while."
Belcher: "Yeah."
Officer: "I'd say we probably stay up there for the night. I wouldn't be driving anywhere."
Officer: "That sound cool? You stay up there for the night?"
Belcher: "Naw, y'all don't understand this. I got a deal with another girl man."
Officer: "Well, I understand how that's working."
Officer: "I understand how that's working but you're crashing out in the car out in front of an apartment building. It ain't looking good for the player."
Belcher: "I wasn't driving."
Officer: "I understand you weren't driving, but you're inside the car and the car's running."
Belcher: "All right, I appreciate it."
Officer: "All right, well I appreciate you being cooperative ... not putting it in drive and taking off. I hate these Crown Vics ... are embarrassing."
Belcher: "There's no way."
Officers laugh
Belcher: "That cost too much. Oh man. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate it. I really do. You boys have a good one."
Officer: "All right man."
Officer: "See you later dude."
There was no cause for a field test
Belcher was not arrested nor cited, though a police spokesman told USA Today Sports earlier this week that officers determined Belcher had been drinking.
“There was no cause for a field test,” Young said, via the Kansas City Star. “The responding officers did not smell any alcohol. As you can see, there is no stumbling, there is no slurring. You need pieces in place to give a field sobriety test. You need indications.”
The second video captures several moments five hours later as a patrol car responds to an emergency at Arrowhead Stadium.
Police radio catches officers confirming that there's been a shooting connected to Belcher, and later that he's armed at the stadium. Upon exiting the car, the officer can be heard saying "I've got a sighting from afar. It looks like they're in a negotiation."
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