arizona - An American policeman who shot a man last year in Arizona, Arizona, has been acquitted. On the shocking images, made with a bodycam, you can see how the man begs the agent not to shoot him.
Agent Philip Brailsford shot the 26-year-old Daniel Shaver dead in the hallway of a hotel in early 2016. The police had received a report from local residents that hotel guests were shooting birds from their hotel room and that there was probably a firearm in the game. Daniel Shaver was one of those hotel guests. In retrospect, it turned out not to be a firearm, but an air rifle that shoots plastic balls. That reports BBC.
In the police report you can read that Shaver and two others were bubbling in their room. The guests, including Shaver, were in a drunken state when the police arrived.
During the trial, police in Arizona refused to reveal the bodycam images. The images show that Shaver, at the request of the police officers on his knees and with his arms in the air, leaves his hotel room and then immediately lies down on the floor.
Agent Philip Brailsford gives extensive instructions to Shaver about how he should move towards the agents. However, Shaver does not manage to follow it with precision because he has drunk. ' If you make one more mistake, I shoot, 'the agent says.
On the images is to hear that Shaver begs not to shoot and does his best to do what the agent tells him. Then Shaver grabs his hip, afterwards it appears that he probably wanted to lift his sagged pants, but at that moment Agent Philip Brailsford shoots the man five times.
Brailsford was accused of murder, but was finally acquitted because he thought that Shaver was going to get a weapon. It seems for the time being that Shaver, the father of two young children, was killed by a mistake.
Below you can see the images of the incident in the corridor of the hotel. These can be experienced as shocking.