2018-04-16 14:41:51

Saheed Vassell’s Parents Call for Police to Release Every Video Leading Up to Their Son’s Death

Police officers responding to a 911 call shot dead an unarmed, mentally troubled African-American man on a street corner in Brooklyn on April 5. At the time of his death, Saheed Vassell was holding a metal pipe that police say they mistook it for a gun. The NYPD said four officers—three in plainclothes and one uniformed—fired 10 rounds at Vassell, a Jamaican immigrant. None of the officers who opened fire were wearing body cameras. The Vassell family is now calling for the release of all unedited video from the area leading up to and during the shooting. Saheed Vassell’s parents, Lorna and Eric Vassell join Democracy Now!

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