Seattle Cop Laughs At Jaahnavi Kandula’s Death; Viral Footage Receives Flak & Angers Netizens

by Shreya Ghosh
Seattle Cop Laughs At Jaahnavi Kandula’s Death; Viral Footage Receives Flak & Angers Netizens

The entire world is shaken hearing the news about the late Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old Indian student from Northeast University in Seattle. Her unfortunate death dates back to 23 January 2023 after a speeding police car hit her. What followed later is out of our imagination and has shocked everyone. A video of a Seattle police union leader mocking and joking about her death goes viral on the Internet, making everyone furious.

Jaahnavi Kandula Was Pursuing A Master’s Degree on the Seattle Campus Of Northeastern University

Here’s the YouTube video shared by the Seattle Police Department that is making rounds on various social media platforms. This video shows how ta cop jokes about the death of the 23-year-old and makes some harsh comments.

Officer Kevin Dave hit Jaahnavi with a speeding police car running at a speed of about 120kmph, according to a report by the Seattle Times newspaper. The video going viral is about another police officer in the department talking about the speeding accident and joking about it. The cop not only made jokes about the horrible incident and mocked it but he commented how Jaahnavi Kandula “had limited value.” Such comments have left Netizens angry and enraged.

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Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, saloni🇮🇳@salonivxrse shared that the name of the cop in the viral video is Daniel Auderer. He is the Vice President of the Seattle Police Officers Guild and his body cam recordings are all over the Internet now.

“Just Write A Cheque”, Said The Seattle Cop

Robert Greenwald (@robertgreenwald) took to the X (formerly Twitter) platform and shared a video of the heartbreaking incident. He mentioned how Jaahnavi Kandula was raised by a single mother.

In the viral video, the Seattle cop can be heard saying, “Yeah, just write a cheque..$11,000. She was 26 anyway. She had limited value.”

The comments about her “limited value” and joking and mocking at her death are now the talk of the town. People are very much in shock, upset, and angry about such reactions to Jaahnavi’s death.

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An investigation process has already been initiated against the Seattle police, according to a report by DNA.

What are your views on this incident?

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