Graphic footage of a police officer shooting a man eleven times outside a suburban home – killing him – has been released a day after the officer was cleared of wrongdoing.
Attorneys for Ernesto Duenez Jr., 34, showed the video, which was recorded by a camera in the cop’s patrol car on June 8, 2011, at a press conference in Oakland, California on Wednesday.
It shows police waiting for Duenez, who was wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident that day, to arrive at a friend’s home. They swoop on the home once he arrives in a pickup truck.
Duenez, a passenger in the truck, can be seen climbing across the seats and opening a door as Manteca police officer James Moody runs towards the vehicle with his gun pointed.
Police have claimed the officer saw a knife in the man’s right hand and feared he might throw it or charge at him in the frantic, fast-paced exchange. Duenez’s family’s attorney says he was unarmed.
On the video, Moody is heard shouting: ‘Drop the knife now!’ and ‘Hands up! Hands up, Ernie! Don’t you move, Ernie, don’t you move or I’ll shoot you!’
The officer is seen firing 13 bullets in 4.2 seconds as Duenez moves to get out of the car.
He was shot 11 times – once in the head, eight times in the body and twice in the extremities – and four were while he was on the ground. He died of gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.
h/t Daily Mail