An attorney for Feast’s household, Ben Crump, claims video footage represents ‘a defenceless man who was shot in the back’.
Police in a Houston residential area launched body-camera video footage Monday of a policeman fatally firing a Black guy in the back, though vital minutes of the night-time experience were missing out on or covered.
The video footage launched by the La Marque Police Department does not consist of sound for the initial 30 secs, consisting of the minute that Officer Jose Santos shot 22-year-old Joshua Feast.
It programs Feast ranging from Santos, that has his tool prolonged and also programs Feast pushing the ground, injured, while Santos shouts: “Show me your hands” 3 times.
The video clip does disappoint a muzzle flash from Santos’ weapon, yet an independent postmortem examination launched recently by an attorney for Feast’s household, Ben Crump, discovered that Feast passed away from a gunshot injury to the back.
“This footage portrays one thing: A defenseless man was shot in the back when he had not disobeyed a single lawful command and posed no threat to the officer,” Crump stated in a declaration on Monday.
Police stated in a press release that police officers’ body cams buffer for the initial 30 secs after they are switched on, triggering the missing out on sound.
The video footage does disappoint Feast holding a weapon, though Santos can be listened to after the capturing claiming over cops radio that Feast had actually gone down one on the ground. Police stated they discovered 2 weapons at the scene, not consisting of Santos’ solution tool.
“We know our community has questions,” cops Chief Kirk Jackson stated current launch.
“We are releasing information as soon as we are able while maintaining the integrity of the investigation and complying with our legal obligations. We ask for continued patience as the investigation unfolds. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of Joshua Feast.”
Jackson formerly stated that Feast was an individual of passion in a number of current capturings.