Mesa police shooting video omits encounter with victim
PHOENIX (AP) -- Newly released video from a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man at an Arizona hotel shows officers responding to a report of someone pointing a gun out a window.
But a judge has barred the release of footage showing officers confronting an unarmed man who was killed in the encounter.
The shaky body-camera footage released Tuesday shows police responding to the Jan. 18 call that ended with Officer Philip Brailsford fatally shooting Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas, outside his Mesa hotel room.
Brailsford is charged second-degree murder in Shaver's death.
He has since been fired and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Investigators say the video shows Shaver tearfully pleading with them not to kill him.
Officers at the scene say they believed Shaver was reaching for a gun.