- Aug 9, 2003
NYPD releases surveillance video, 911 calls in police shooting of Brooklyn man
By CRIMESIDER STAFF CBS/AP
NEW YORK -- In a somewhat unusual move Thursday, the New York City Police Department released surveillance video and partial 911 calls related to the fatal police shooting of Brooklyn man believed to be mentally ill. Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot by police after they received multiple reports of a man pointing what appeared to be a gun at people in the Crown Heights neighborhood around 4 p.m Wednesday ...
This April 4, 2018 surveillance video image -- released April 5 -- shows Saheed Vassell in Brooklyn brandishing a metal object at the scene where officers fatally shot him after he was reported to be threatening people with a gun, which turned out to be a metal pipe.
NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA AP
Big props for passing along this very appreciated and quite welcomed wake up call to all of us!