Horrifying Police Body Cam Video Killing Daniel Shaver [GRAPHIC]
This deadly shooting happened in 2016, but the video has just surfaced. The officer was found not guilty of second-degree murder. Judge for yourself. Be warned. Graphic content.
Police officer Phillip Brailsford responded to a call at a hotel stating that an individual was pointing a gun out of a window. Watching this video, you can see Officer Brailsford ordering a man and a woman down on the ground. These two had just exited the hotel room that was part of the gun pointing complaint.
The video speaks volumes. It truly shows you exactly what happened, what was said and what the end result was.
The male suspect, 26-year-old Daniel Shaver is clearly terrified and seems to be doing his best at following instructions while having an AR-15 pointed at him and a police officer shouting at him. At one point you can actually hear Shaver beg the officer not to shoot him. I surely wouldn't want to be in either one of these positions.
Just when you think the police are going to peacefully detain Shaver, something happens. Officer Brailsford claims that the suspect seemed to reach behind him, possibly for a weapon. That's when the officer fired five times at point-blank range, killing Daniel Shaver.
Officer Brailsford, who is no longer with the Mesa AZ Police Department, was just found not guilty in this case. He had been charged with second-degree murder and reckless manslaughter.
Attorneys for Daniel Shaver's family are disappointed, of course. They are calling the incident "an execution, pure and simple."
No word on if there is or even can be any type of appeal process in this case for the Shaver family.
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