A Utah law student who was shot to death by police after refusing to comply had previously clashed with officers during his mother’s “Sovereign Citizen” court hearing just six months earlier.
Chase Allan, 25, can be heard in new audio from Fox news clashed with police while his mother Diane was on trial for driving with invalid license plates.
Both Allan and Diane are believed to be potential supporters of the “sovereign citizen” movement, meaning people don’t believe in the legitimacy of the US government or authorities such as the justice system.
In the new audio, a bailiff can be heard entering the courtroom and taking him into custody, where he yells, “This is battery and assault! This is treason!’
The September 21 incident erupted just months before Allan was shot dead during a heated traffic stop after he was caught driving without a license plate.
Chase Allan, pictured, was shot dead by police on March 2 during a heated traffic stop
New audio has revealed that Chase Allan, left, fought with police at the trial for his mother Diana, right
Revealing noise unearthed from Davis County Justice Court in Utah, where Allan can be heard yelling at officers six months before his fatal run-in with police
The newly released audio reveals both Allan and his mother Diane’s disdain for the law, with the hearing turned into chaos after a bailiff entered the room with a warrant for the law student’s arrest during his mother’s trial.
Confronted with the document, Allan can be heard aggressively firing back, “What warrant? State probable cause!’
In the midst of his vocal protests, he was asked if anything could be done to make him obey, to which he barks back, “I’m not following.”
You can also hear Diana screaming repeatedly at the officers to “let him go,” adding, “You absolutely know this is inappropriate.”
The fierce back-and-forth violence prompted Diane to call 911 from the courtroom, claiming that “someone is being assaulted” at her hearing.
Allan was initially apprehended on March 1 after he was caught driving with a license plate that read: “Note, private car not for hire”
Shocking bodycam footage revealed the lead-up to the fatal traffic stop, where Allan refused to get out of his car before officers said they spotted a gun
Allan’s family continues to maintain that he was killed by police and that they only learned of his death through media reports.
THE SOVEREIGN CITIZEN MOVEMENT? CONSPIRACY THEORISTS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE RULE OF LAW
“Sovereign citizens” do not believe they are bound by federal or state laws, or subject to any form of law enforcement.
Many often do not believe that they are obliged to pay taxes. The FBI considers the group an extremist organization.
Notable members include Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.
In 2010, two sovereign citizens shot and killed two police officers after they were apprehended in Arkansas.
Sovereign citizens do not represent an anarchist group nor are they a militia, although they sometimes use or buy illegal weapons. Rather, they operate as individuals with no established leadership, meeting only in loosely connected groups to train, help each other with paperwork, or socialize and talk about their ideology.
They may call themselves ‘constitutionalists’ or ‘freemen’, which is not necessarily a connection to a specific group, but rather an indication that they are free from government control. They follow their own laws. While philosophies and conspiracy theories may vary from person to person, their core beliefs are the same: government operates outside its jurisdiction. Because of this belief, they do not recognize any federal, state, or local laws, policies, or regulations,” reads a 2011 FBI document about the group.
Many think they are not bound by taxes, so often do not pay them.
‘Often they don’t want to pay taxes; that’s pretty standard across the board, many won’t pay their car registrations, they won’t get car insurance, they won’t get any licenses,” Rachel Goldwasser of the Southern Poverty Law Center told FOX News.
The move is based on a decades-old conspiracy theory that the government was secretly replaced and that the real government follows Admiralty law.
The audio does not include the run-up to the animosity, but a likely explanation for Chase’s arrest that day reportedly states that he was “disruptive and non-compliant.”
The filing adds that he refused to identify himself and failed to comply with Davis County Court deputies and began resisting officers.
He spent the night in jail after being arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, interfering with an officer, disrupting a meeting, manufacturing/possession of burglary tools and failing to disclose his identity.
Chase Allan’s refusal to reveal his identity played out again during his fatal traffic stop on March 1.
Police say they first apprehended the young law student after he was caught driving with a license plate that reads “Note, private car not for hire.”
After repeatedly brushing off attempts by the officers to get him out of the vehicle, one of the officers opened the door and grabbed hold of him.
But as the cop drags him out of the car, the stop spirals out of control when another cop yells, “Gun, gun, gun!”
Moments later, Allan was shot multiple times by the arresting officers and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
After the shooting, Allan’s devastated family revealed that they only found out he had died after seeing the incident on news reports.
Earlier this month, Diane spoke out about her “gracious” and “loving” son.
In a statement to FOX13she said, “(He) was known by everyone in his community as caring, considerate and kind and would do anything for someone in need,” she wrote.
“He was always selflessly helping and protecting others in need.”
The grieving mother added that Allan had a “shy and calm demeanor” but quickly made friends who she said will fondly remember him.
“He was always selflessly involved in helping and protecting others in need. He has been studying law for the past few years and was a patriot who did what he could to defend the freedom and freedom of the people in his community,” she said.
Allan’s family has accused the police of unlawfully killing their loved one and have accused the police of cover-up.