Sabine Wang Bio, Wiki
Sabine Wang is the woman who made the frantic 911 call to Honolulu police officers who shot and killed 29-year-old Lindani Myeni in April after mistaking the house for a Temple. that he had broken into the house where she was staying. Honolulu police officers shot and killed Myeni on April 14 at 91 Coelho Way in Nuuanu.
The new evidence video clearly shows that Lindani Myeni intended to go to the IKCSON Temple but he was at the wrong address next door. It’s a reasonable mistake in the dark. He removed his shoes and wore his ceremonial headdress and was polite to the couple.
Doorbell Video Footage was made public on Tuesday, June 15th
The video, which was made public on Tuesday, June 15th comes from attorney James Bickerton, who represents Myeni’s widow, Lindsay, in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city and the police officers. The footage is a composite of surveillance video from a Ring doorbell security camera, 911 audio recordings, and newly obtained body camera footage from the officers who killed Myeni.
Bickerton obtained the evidence despite attempts by attorneys for the City & County of Honolulu to block its release until after police and prosecutors have completed their own investigation.
The video shows, among other things, Myeni apologizing to the woman who called the police and leaving her residence of his own volition. The last thing he said before police arrived was, “Sorry.”
The woman, meanwhile, is seen and heard on the Ring video crying to a 911 dispatcher, saying that she was scared. She said he was unarmed and not yelling at her or her husband. The video then shows the woman following Myeni outside after he left. As officers arrived, she pointed at him in the dark and shouted, “That’s him! That’s him!”
“The police had three things in their possession on April 15 when they started making public statements about this case,” Bickerton said. “They had the 911 call, they had the body camera tape and they had the Ring video. They chose to release two out of the three. When you see all three together it tells a very different story.”
Unedited video footage has emerged in the investigation into the death of former South African rugby player, Lindani Myeni, in Hawaii in April.
— Advovolicious (@advovolicious) June 16, 2021
Sabine Wang 911 Call
The video shows two cars pulling up to Hall’s home at 91 Coelho Way around 8 p.m. The Wangs can be seen walking into the house with Myeni following close behind while wearing a face mask and traditional Zulu headband that Bickerton said would be typical for him to put on when visiting a church or temple.
The new evidence video clearly shows that Lindani Myeni intended to go to the IKCSON Temple but he was at the wrong address next door. It’s a reasonable mistake in the dark. He removed his shoes and wore his ceremonial headdress. he was polite. The 911 caller Sabine Wang lied. pic.twitter.com/BJK2oRDKwu
— Justice for Lindani Myeni (@Justice4Lindani) June 15, 2021
Before Myeni goes inside he does what many Hawaii residents do before stepping into someone else’s home — he takes off his shoes. For about 40 seconds, Myeni is inside the front door as voices can be heard, although it is difficult to discern exactly what is being said.
Myeni then backs out of the house as Sabine Wang can be heard saying someone had broken into her house. During her deposition, Bickerton said, Wang said she was just pretending to call the authorities. A few seconds later she decided to dial 911 for real.
According to the audio from that call, Wang told Myeni to “please leave.” Bickerton says Dexter Wang can be heard in the background saying, “We have no temple.”
Sabine Wang told the dispatcher that Myeni had identified himself by his first name and said that he was from South Africa. When asked if he was armed or shouting, Wang told the dispatcher, “No.”
Wang can be heard crying throughout much of the phone call, even as Myeni repeatedly apologizes to her as he leaves.
“What’s wrong?” Myeni asked.
“Who are you?” Wang cried back.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” Myeni responded. “I know you guys though. Can I see your phone?”
The video shows Myeni putting on his shoes and walking away into the dark as he says “sorry” one last time. The Wangs both walk outside to see if Myeni is still there.
Dexter Wang is on the phone with someone Bickerton says is the landlord, Hall. Wang tells Hall that Myeni apologized and left. Sabine Wang, meanwhile, continues to cry, telling the dispatcher, “I’m so afraid to go outside.”
As officers arrived, she directs them to Myeni. Body camera footage shows an officer pointing a handgun in Myeni’s direction. It’s dark and the only images illuminated by the officer’s flashlight can be made out.
“Get on the ground!” the officer shouts. “Get on the ground now!” The camera shakes as Myeni begins to fight with the officers. “Who are you?” he yells. “Who are you?”
The video shows an officer deploying a Taser as Myeni continues to fight.
“Taser, taser, taser!” an officer cries out.
“Shoot him!” someone yells just before the first shot is fired.
“Fuck you,” another officer says as three more shots ring out. “Police!”
Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm announced investigations into the police response in April. His office has not made an announcement in the Myeni case. Alm shared that he had presented evidence to a grand jury in another incident, the police shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap, but the grand jury did not return an indictment.