On October 24, 2021, off-duty Bluefield, West Virginia police officer James Mullins arrived at Greg’s Sports Bar, in Bluefield, WV, to confront his girlfriend, who was a patron at the bar. Minutes later he pulled his firearm and a gunfight ensued with two men outside the bar. Just minutes after the shooting, Officer Mullins returned, along with uniformed coworkers of the Bluefield Police Department, and ended up violently attacking his girlfriend, also repeatedly physically assaulting the bar owner, all caught on both cell phone and body-cam video.
Did the coworkers stop his rampage, or did they allow him to repeatedly assault innocent victims? Did he get charged for assaulting the bar owner? Did he, or anyone get charged for the gunfight? The answer lies in the video footage, as seen from multiple angles and cameras. Revealed in this footage, released now for the first time exclusively here, you can watch an apparent coverup occur in real time, in one of the most bizarre police body-cam incidents I’ve ever seen.
During the ordeal, you can hear Greg, the bar owner, upset because he knows that the Bluefield police will try to blame him for their own officer’s rampage, and coverup the officer’s criminal misconduct. Days later, Greg’s alcohol license was indeed suspended by the WV ABC following a report by the Bluefield Police Department, which appears to have said absolutely nothing about the fact that it was their own employee causing havoc at Greg’s bar that night. Instead, Greg got the blame. This is Part 1. There will be a Part 2. Perhaps 3.
Nothing new. Look what Sheriff Israel got away with during the attack on a school in Fla.
representative Cynthia McKinney can tell you all about our “occupied” halls of government.
Disgusted by Officer Mullins’ actions. Disgusted by other officers not handcuffing him immediately and arresting him for assault on Greg and other officers. Has Mullins been fired? I’m trying to find out. -A Bluefield transplant from Minneapolis.
What a mess.
Hey John, might want to have a look at this one if you’re not aware. Milton, WV pd.
I posted on Bluefield WV Police Department Facebook concerning this video. They blocked me and removed my post. I thought this was a violation of my First Amendment rights (Packingham vs North Carolina)
I know your a lawyer and I appreciate your work.
How should journalism cover/interact with police?
How would a new journalist approach such a job?
Is this something you can expand upon, or point me in the right direction?
Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim – when he defends himself – as a criminal.
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it
I saw body cam footage on Fb that shows a cover up by on duty officers. If this was a normal citizen. They would of been shot and killed. Then the bar gets shut down after threats from the off duty tyrant threatening Greg. This needs to be nationwide news. If it happens in Bluefield WV can happen anywhere. Now I see what thin blue line means. This needs to be a federal case not local.