Former Woodstock officer indicted for allegedly pulling over couple at gunpoint

A Woodstock couple spoke exclusively to Channel 2 Action News about the terrifying incident when they were pulled over at gunpoint by a police officer who is now facing charges of involuntary manslaughter.

In an exclusive report, Channel 2’s Audrey Washington has obtained police body and dash camera videos of a traffic stop that took place in December 2022. The videos feature Grant Matthew Shaw, who was a police officer with the Woodstock police department at the time of the incident.

The driver, who requested anonymity due to concerns of reprisal, expressed a mix of shock, fear, and nerves.

The driver explained that he and his wife were in a hurry to get their dog to the emergency animal hospital as it was coughing up blood. He mentioned that he noticed flashing blue lights in his rearview mirror and then gestured by waving his hand out the window to acknowledge the approaching officer before safely pulling over at the hospital.

In the video, the officer, later identified as Shaw, can be seen stepping out of his police cruiser and pointing a gun at the driver and his wife.

“Get out of the car immediately!” Shaw’s voice boomed on the body camera footage. He demanded, “Get out now! Show me your hands!”

In the case report, Shaw mentioned that he drew his pistol and held it in a low ready position, with the muzzle pointing towards the ground.

According to the driver, Washington was informed that it is not the case.

“He was shouting, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car,’ while pointing his gun directly at me,” he recounted.

The driver claimed that he was charged with DUI, despite insisting that he wasn’t intoxicated. The case is still ongoing.

The driver was not surprised when he heard about what happened to 20-year-old Emmanuel Millard.

The driver recounted how he and his wife exchanged a worried glance, expressing their concern that the man they were referring to would eventually resort to violence.

On Thursday, former officer Shaw was indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter. The incident occurred in October 2023 when Shaw shot and killed Millard after a traffic stop and subsequent police pursuit.

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