Attorney Claims Video Shows Police Who Killed Girl Fired Before Entering Home

Posted on May 17, 2010

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This is an update to a story I posted yesterday. An attorney for the family of the 7 year old girl killed by police during a no-knock search says video he watched of the incident contradicts the police account of a struggle preceding the “accidental” discharge of the weapon which killed the girl.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he watched three or four minutes of video that showed police fired into the home after lobbing a flash grenade through the window. He said this contradicts the police department’s story, which was that the officer’s gun discharged during a struggle or collision inside the home with the girl’s grandmother.

“There is no question about what happened because it’s in the videotape,” Fieger said. “It’s not an accident. It’s not a mistake. There was no altercation.

“The gun was fired before anyone goes through the door. There are lights all over, like it’s a television set.”

I think there’s a lot more to this story than we know, or than the police want us to know. We’ll keep on the look out.

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