California Cops Execute Man In His Yard [VIDEO]
The video was recorded by a camera in the copâ€™s patrol car on June 8, 2011, but was released on Thursday, after police officer John Moody was cleared of shooting Ernesto Duenez Jr.
The 34-year-old victim was shot and killed in front of his Manteca home. He was wanted for a domestic violence incident earlier that day.
Moodyâ€™s defense team and police claim that the officer killed Duenez Jr. because he had a knife in his hand and Moody feared he might throw the knife at him.
The video was obtained and released by Duenez familyâ€™s attorney John Burris at a news conference. He argues that Duenez did not carry a knife.
Duenez family and their attorney contend that the video displays Moodyâ€™s use of excessive force along with the other officersâ€™ failure to provide medical assistance to the victim in a timely way.
Burris said, â€śWe have communicated to the Department of Justice that this man [Moody] should be prosecuted for murder.â€ť
â€śHe should be held accountable just like anyone else would be held accountable when they engage in this kind of barbaric conduct.â€ť
Police brutality kills many people across the United States each year while most officers involved in the atrocities get away with murder.