The Austin Police Department has released the dashcam video from the deadly shooting of David Joseph, 17 (see in above photo).  You may recall he is the young black man who ran naked at police in the middle of the street.

Officer Freeman

Officer Freeman

David Joseph was killed in Austin, Texas, on February 8 when police responded to a disturbance call. On May 17, a Travis County grand jury declined to indict the officer who shot Joseph, Geoffrey Freeman (who is also black).

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo fired Freeman for violating department policy in March. Freeman is appealing his firing.

Freeman told investigators he gave Joseph an initial set of commands, which he did not respond to. Freeman said Joseph then charged at him and he fired his gun.

Police radio dispatches show that a dispatcher told Freeman there were no weapons reported to be involved in the initial disturbance and that the person of interest was wearing jeans and boxers.


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