Law Forum : Video Footage Reveals Alabama Cops Shooting & Killing Unarmed Black Man

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  1. Liberty

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    Cameron Massey, 26, was fatally shot by officers who claimed in a report that they shot under threat although the family states otherwise.

    A recently released video which shows the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Cameron Massey at the hands of Alabama police officers has reignited interest in the case. The incident, which took place in October 2013, has become a crusade of the slain man’s family and their attorney says the footage strikes down claims that Massey was an aggressor in the matter.

    BuzzFeed News:

    BuzzFeed News has obtained video footage of two police officers in Alabama fatally shooting an unarmed black man, 26-year-old Cameron Massey, in the passenger’s seat of a car in October 2013. An attorney for the slain man’s family says the footage refutes the officers’ claims that they were facing imminent danger when they opened fire.

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    The video, which has not been previously released publicly, contains five minutes of footage from the body camera of one of the officers involved in the shooting, Eufaula Police Chief Ralph Conner. Massey died after being shot five times.

    “Officers cannot just shoot people based on absolutely irrational perspectives about a scenario,” Mario Williams, the lawyer for the Massey family, told BuzzFeed News. “This was an absolutely unreasonable shooting.”

    Massey’s family filed a civil suit against the officers and the department in July 2015. The suit is ongoing. Both officers claim that they fired because they feared Massey was going to injure one of the officers.