In this video from April, Oregon man Matthew Wooten shows his hands in handcuffs, and he says that he was handcuffed, but was then shot in his head and neck by an Oregon State Police trooper who says that Wootens hands were not handcuffed.
He was handcuffed for three hours.
On the video, Wootan says that when he was put into the patrol car and taken to the hospital, he was taken to be treated for “a lot of pain.”
He says that while he was being taken to hospital, they took out a .40-caliber pistol.
When the video was taken, Woten was sitting in a chair, but the man on the other side of him, who was sitting on a stool, was handcuffed and put into a van.
He says he was then taken to a hospital for his wounds.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wampen said he was not a “fringe drug dealer” and that he is not a drug dealer, but that he had a mental health history and was not mentally ill.
“I didn’t need the hospital,” Wampens attorney, Steve Rabinowitz, told the outlet.
“If he was mentally ill, he could have gone to the mental health facility.
He was handcuffed because he was the only one who was handcuffed.”
Woothen’s attorney, Eric Dornstein, told ABC News that he “took no issue” with the shooting and was trying to figure out what happened.
“It wasn’t like it was just a one-time thing,” Dornsteins said.
“This was not an isolated incident.”
Dornstins son, Christopher Wooton, said that his father was in and out of mental hospitals.
“He had to be in the hospital for a year,” Christopher Woton told ABCNews.com.
“The way they handled this is sickening.”
In the video of the incident, Wottens hands are clearly visible on his belt and he is in handcuffs as the trooper approaches Wootes head.
“Are you the one that’s holding the gun?
I can’t hear you,” the trooper asks.
The trooper asks Wootent if he is a drug user, and Woot says that “yes.”
Wooten was then put into handcuffs and told to wait while a medical technician took a blood sample from him.
“They pulled my hands away from my face and they put a Taser in my hand,” Woothe says in the video.
After the blood sample was taken and he was released from the hospital on April 20, Womans attorney told the Huffington and ABC News, he told the trooper that he did not have a problem with drugs and that they did not arrest him for drugs.
“And I said, I’m not a pothead.
I’m a guy who smokes marijuana,” Womains attorney, Mark Dornson, told reporters at the time.
Wampen was not charged with a crime, and Dornsons attorney said that “it would be a mistake” for the trooper to charge Woottens son with a felony.
At a news conference on April 24, Wooman’s attorney said the trooper who shot Wooty was an officer who has been with the Oregon State Troopers for more than three years.
“We have an officer in this department that has been in this office for more time than the majority of people in the state of Oregon.
And he is one of the most well-respected officers in the entire state of North Carolina,” Dennson said.
Woomen said that he and his son have been in and around the law enforcement community for more years than they could possibly remember, and that “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
As of press time, Wamtons attorney, Rabinowis, said he could not comment on Wombs case because he had not been notified by the OSP.