Jessica Wetzstein, who lives near Rogers Arena, recorded many recordings on Saturday of an incident involving several VPD officers and a guy suffering from a mental health crisis (May 21).
In the footage, six police officers form a semi-circle around the man, and a female officer fires the Taser without warning. Two officers bump fists after he's taken to the ground.
Jessica told Vancouver Is Awesome that at about 10 p.m., she heard yelling and saw three cop cars pull up outside.
"So I saw that and ran up and brought my camera," she said in a phone interview. "And that's when I saw that she had a taser out...and this man was casually leaning up against a garbage can with one leg crossed over the other."
In the footage, Wetzstein, who is filming, can be heard gasping and saying, "oh my god…why did they do that? He wasn't resisting in any way."
During an interview, Jessica said, "This man's clearly having a mental episode; he's been sitting by himself screaming."
The man was having a mental health crisis, according to the VPD, and when officers requested him to go to the hospital for a psychological evaluation, he refused.
Who Is Jessica Wetzstein?
Jessica is a Human Rights, Mental Health, and Sex-Positive Activist. She is also a Youtuber and on her channel, she has 6.41K subscribers. On her YouTube account, she posts videos of hauls, photoshoots, traveling, prank videos, and many more.
Furthermore, regarding her age, she has not openly shared it in public; thus, her age remains a mystery.
Moreover, about her family, she has not revealed much but through her Instagram post posted on 16th September 2016, she revealed that her father is no more. On 22nd September 2016, she also wished her late father a 55th birthday.
Similarly, Jessica also posted a picture of her mother and brother on her Instagram account.
What Is Jessica’s Dating Status?
Jessica has been tight-lipped when it comes to her personal life. If she is married or in a relationship is known only amongst her and her close ones.
However, in 2017 and 2018, she posted a picture with a guy who remains unknown to date.
Jessica is very much active on her Instagram account @jessicawetzstein where she has more than 6K followers.