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An absolutely tragic video showing the corrupt and heinous abuse of power from a vile and disgusting police officer has been released to the public.
This is a horrifying scenario, captured on the bodycam of Officer Philip Brailsford, of the Mesa Police Department, after he moronically commands an intoxicated man to at first get on his chest with his hands above his head, later telling him to cross his feel, later telling him to get on his knees with his hands above his head, only to later tell them man to crawl towards him before shooting and killing him in the shocking footage.
The worst part of this case is that the officer had the victim, 26-year-old Daniel Shaver, in multiple positions where he could have easily placed him into handcuffs or had him remain until backup secured him, but instead kept barking ignorant orders at the man until he finally killed him.
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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">RIP Daniel Shaver</span>
Just barbaric in the sense of stupidity reeking off of this police officer and a total failure of the justice system has now occurred since in bringing accountability to the officer.
On Thursday, a Jury acquitted Officer Brailsford of murder and manslaughter charges, in one of the grossest miscarriages of justice I think I've ever witnessed.
I support law enforcement, and I realize they are often under great pressure, but this video shows levels of incompetence and failure on behalf of Officer Brailsford that are undeniable.
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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">Officer Philip Brailsford</span>
This was murder, make no mistake about it.
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“This, to me, is the most horrific shooting I’ve ever seen,” Mark Geragos, a lawyer for the widow and the 5- and 8-year-old daughters of the man, Daniel Shaver, 26, said in an interview on Saturday. Mr. Geragos, who said he had seen thousands of body camera videos, said the footage was evidence of “the criminal justice system at its worst.”
The incident took place on January 18th of 2016, when the Mesa Police Department received a call about a potential disturbance at a La Quinta Inn and Suites in Mesa, Arizona.
Guests claimed they saw a man with a gun in the fifth-floor windows of the building, and Officer Brailsford arrived at the scene, bodycam rolling, with an AR-15 pointed at Shaver and a woman that he had been arguing with.
Another officer can be heard ordering them to get on the floor and threatening to shoot if they do not comply.
“If you make a mistake, another mistake, there is a very severe possibility you’re both going to get shot,” the Officer says in the footage,before further screaming at Shaver, “If you move, we are going to consider that a threat, and we are going to deal with it, and you may not survive it.”
“I’m sorry,” Mr. Shaver says at one point. “Please do not shoot me,” he says at another.
The officer’s commands at times seemed to contradict the previous and following orders, which are clearly out of place and uncommon.
“Do not put your hands down for any reason,” he tells Mr. Shaver. “Your hands go back in the small of your back or down, we are going to shoot you, do you understand me?”
“Yes, sir,” Shaver says while crying.
Then the officer orders him to begin crawling towards him, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and Shaver complies.
As he's crawling you can see Shaver slightly move his elbow and hand towards his side, obviously because this is an awkward position, to begin with, and you can hear an Officer scream “Don't!” before Brailsford unloads on Shaver, killing the man.
During the trial, Brailsford testified to the court that he fired five times, according to the<a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa-breaking/2017/12/07/philip-brailsford-verdict-daniel-shaver-killing/927052001/ "> Arizona Central Republic</a>.
“If this situation happened exactly as it did that time, I would have done the same thing," Brailsford said in his testimony.
Despite the evidence and he video, Brailsford was found not guilty of second-degree murder.
Shaver’s widow, and the mother of his children, Laney Sweet, said she had no comment to make about the verdict as, crying, she exited an elevator with her family.
Mark Geragos, Sweet's lawyer, called the shooting an "execution."
"The justice system miserably failed Daniel (Shaver) and his family," Geragos said.
This is infuriating, to anyone who watches the video, realizes how unprofessional and irrational the officer was, before murdering a man.
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