Police in the small English town of Burnham publicized bodycam video of an arrest they made earlier this year. Owen Pellow, 42, had called emergency services to report that his ex-partner, Lisa Marie Thornton, hurt herself. But they knew from Pellow’s weird, shocked demeanor that he had hurt her and arrested him immediately. It’s very creepy and unsettling. I can’t quite place why it doesn’t trigger apprehensions of intoxication, grief and other things you’d normally presume and I figure that’s why it’s so disturbing. A human wall of fear, regret, evasion and subsided rage that announces what happened as soon as the door opens.
As PC Ryan Dinham informed Pellow that he was arresting him, Pellow repeatedly asked: ‘Can we save her life, can we save her life, can we save her life?’
He asked the officer: ‘Is she still alive, can we go up? It is not good.’
And PC Dinham replied: ‘It is not good, mate.’
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