Jurors have questions for APD Sgt. Redfearn.
Defense is cross-examining APD Sgt. Redfearn.
APD Sgt. Redfearn requested the bomb squad come to the theater. He was concerned about devices intended to hurt first responders.
APD Sgt. Redfearn: "There appeared to be a Glock pistol on the roof of the car and a handgun in a door pocket of the passenger side."
APD Sgt. Redfearn said one victim was transported in a crime lab truck.
APD Sgt. Redfearn said he kept track of how many patients he sent to each hospital with tick marks on his latex gloves, to try to spread them out.
APD Sgt. Redfearn: "I ended up supervising the evacuation of the patients."
APD Sgt. Redfearn said he made 8-10 calls for ambulances... none were answered. That's when they decided to use patrol cars to transport victims.
Prosecutor: Was there anything normal about this call?
APD Sgt. Redfearn: No.
APD Sgt. Redfearn said the gunman was in his car for about 30 minutes, which is unusual.
APD Sgt. Redfearn said the gunman wasn't taken to jail right away because officers were inundated with victims. "It wasn't a priority."
APD Sgt. Redfearn contacted narcotics investigators to start surveillance on the gunman's apartment.
APD Sgt. Redfearn: "Most people put in a police car will just sit there... he was moving around more, he was definitely looking out the back window and side window. Seemed very interested in what was going on."
APD Sgt. Redfearn said he found a teenage girl with blood and brain matter on her. He confirmed it had come from someone else.
APD Sgt. Redfearn said within a few minutes, people started to come out of the rear of the theater. A group of about 10 and a group of little girls who were separated from their parents who were upset.
APD Sgt. Redfearn said he noticed there had been a noise complaint at the gunman's address within the previous hour. He was concerned. "It seemed like more than a coincidence to me."
@CeeCee1977: I believe this is the 23rd witness.
BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT APD Sgt. Stephen Redfearn: Said he was initially in the front seat of the vehicle while Holmes was handcuffed in the backseat. At some point he said he became a supervisor over the triage of the victims outside of the theater. He said he made the decision to transport victims to the hospital in police cars, after waiting too long for ambulances to come to the back of the theater. When asked in discussion about Miranda rights if he notified Holmes that he was under arrest, Redfearn testified, "I figured he would understand that by being handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car."
- New Witness
Prosecution calls Aurora Police Sergeant Stephen Redfearn.
APD Offficer Grizzle dismissed from the stand, may have to testify again.
Jury question: Did you report finding the backpack?
APD Offficer Grizzle: Yes.
Jury question: You don't know what happened to the backpack?
APD Officer Grizzle: No.
Jurors have questions for APD Officer Grizzle, Judge Samour is reviewing them.
Defense is objecting to having APD Officer Grizzle describe the look of his patrol car afterwards or the sounds he heard as he drove.
APD Officer Grizzle then stayed at University Hospital to manage the arrival of victims. Said one arrived in an Aurora City Jail van.
APD Officer Grizzle about transporting Caleb Medley: "He made some of the most awful noises I've ever heard. I could tell he was dying. He would stop breathing and I would yell, 'Don't ******* die on me! Don't ******* die on me!'' and he'd breathe again."
APD Officer Grizzle transported both Ashley Moser and Caleb Medley to hospitals.
@Kell: We went to a backup and reset our primary, signal should be normalized now
APD Officer Grizzle said a man tried to get out of the car because he wanted to go back for the little girl. "I wanted to tell him she was gone, but I couldn't."
APD Officer Grizzle said he made 4 trips to 2 separate hospitals, transported a total of 6 people in his patrol car.
APD Officer Grizzle: "I went to my patrol car and emptied out to fit as many people as I could."
APD Officer Grizzle: "Of course the one I'll always remember is the little girl. I had to step over her because I knew she was gone, and continue on."
APD Officer Grizzle: "Some you just knew were dead. There was no point in checking."
APD Officer Grizzle: "I walked around the theater assessing bodies I saw on the ground."
APD Officer Grizzle: "Officers were trying to get them out by carrying, them dragging them, having them crawl."
APD Officer Grizzle: "I could hear alarms going off, and cell phones ringing."
APD Officer Grizzle: "It was horrendous. It was a nightmare. It looked like a war scene."
APD Officer Grizzle: "I stepped over the gun and almost fell. There was so much blood and I slipped in it."
APD Officer Grizzle said after checking the green laser he entered the theater through the exit door. "I could see trails of blood... I saw an AR-type rifle, a machine gun-type rifle."