Police refuse to release video of mall shooting of black man
A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire erupted at a crowded shopping mall, the man’s family said Monday. The results are “devastating” to the family of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., their lawyer, Ben Crump, said at a news conference.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said the authorities’ refusal to release video evidence smacks of a cover-up.
Police in Hoover reiterated Monday that they won’t release officer video or other evidence about the Thanksgiving night killing until the state investigation is complete.