A body camera video shows a police officer shooting an unarmed man in an Arizona hotel in January 2016. According to the video man had sobbed and pleaded with officers not to shoot him before he was killed.
Police were called to the hotel in Mesa, Arizona, after a report of someone pointing a gun out of a window. The victim, Daniel Shaver, however, was unarmed. The officer, Philip Brailsford, was found not guilty.
“The police later learned that Mr. Shaver, who was from Granbury, Tex., had been in his room showing off a pellet gun, which he used for his job in pest control, before being summoned by officers into the hallway. A witness testified that Mr. Shaver had been drinking,” NYT reports on the issue.
Officer Brailsford was fired two months after the shooting.