Jarred Tipton Wiki, Biography
Jarred Tipton has been identified as the officer who said “I don’t care” to Derrick Scott. According to a 2018 memo by the city of Oklahoma City, Tipton, 30, has been an officer for the city for six years. He was featured in a report by The Oklahoman in 2019, titled “A good deed, a bad day, and a shootout with police.”
Though Tipton doesn’t appear to have a public social media presence, he appears occasionally in the Facebook photos for the Oklahoma City Police Department’s account. The above photo was posted on May 22, 2016.
The caption reads, “Tonight, Southwest Division 2 Shift Officers J. Tipton and D. Garrett along with Police Community Relations MSgt. Loruse attended the Westbury neighborhood watch patrol fundraiser. The neighborhood is raising money for equipment to start their neighborhood watch.”
Who is Derrick Scott
Scott is a 42-years-old black man who said he couldn’t breathe while he was being restrained by Tipton and two other officers, Ashley Copeland and Sgt. Jennifer Titus.
Officers restrained Scott after responding to a disturbance call. The footage shows Scott putting his hands up, then running from the officers. He was found to be armed with a shotgun. Officers restrained him, at some points kneeling on his back and neck, for around 13 minutes.
At one point, Scott could be heard saying, “I can’t breathe! Please! Help me! I can’t breathe.” That was when Tipton replied to Scott that he did not care.
In the video, Tipton said “I don’t care” to Scott when he said he couldn’t breathe. Another officer said, “You can breathe just fine.”
Minutes later, one of the female officers said, “He’s acting like he’s unresponsive.” It took several more minutes for the officers to reposition Scott’s body, and take all weight off of his back.
Following Scott’s death in 2019, all of the officers on the scene were cleared of any wrongdoing, including Tipton. Authorities in Oklahoma City maintain today that none of the officers did anything wrong.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater told the Associated Press this week, “This guy runs from the police. He’s got a 90 percent occluded major artery in his heart. I mean, he’s just a perfect candidate to die when you’ve got meth in your system and those kinds of physical ailments and then you fight with police. [The officers] didn’t do anything wrong at all.”