Police release body cam footage of October Reuben Foster incident

Ben Krimmel
December 08, 2018 - 11:50 am

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports


New video recordings from a domestic disturbance involving Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster was released Friday by Police in Santa Clara, Calif.

Body cam footage shows officers responding to Foster's apartment on Oct. 12 in response to a neighbor's 911 call after hearing a loud argument and what sounds like “someone was getting banged to the wall," per the San Francisco Chronicle.

"A girl is crying there," the neighbor said to 911 dispatchers. 

The incident, involving Foster's now ex-girlfriend Elissa Ennis, came a month before his arrest in Tampa which led to the 49ers releasing the linebacker.

When police arrive at the apartment, a loud argument can be heard from outside before Foster answers the door. The officers' request to speak with Ennis, who emerges from the apartment in tears and looking disheveled. 

Ennis says the argument was verbal and never physical, but tells police, "No, everything is not okay."

On Thursday, Ennis spoke with ABC News and described details about alleged assaults by Foster, including one in which a neighbor called police.

In the interview, Ennis alleged Foster had previously thrown her clothes off their balcony and "dragged me down the stairs, two, three times, he punched me in my face, two, three times, pulled me by my hair, kicked me, spit on me."

In this incident, police temporarily detained Foster before determining there was no reason to make an arrest.

The Redskins claimed Foster off waivers just days after his November arrest in Tampa, when he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.

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