Ala. mall shooting suspect seeks police video

Citing a continued investigation, authorities have said they will not release the video publicly or show it to the family of the man who was fatally shot


By Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — A man charged in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking to see police video of the entire incident, which ended with police shooting and killing another man.

An attorney for Erron Brown, 20, of Bessemer made the request in a court document filed late Tuesday.
The request came as protesters and relatives of the man killed by police 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., continue asking to see any video of the confrontation.

This Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 booking photograph provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Birmingham, Ala., shows Erron Brown, who is charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving. Police in Hoover, Ala., shot and killed another black man, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., mistaking him for the shooter after the shots rang out. (AP Photo/Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
This Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 booking photograph provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Birmingham, Ala., shows Erron Brown, who is charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving. Police in Hoover, Ala., shot and killed another black man, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., mistaking him for the shooter after the shots rang out. (AP Photo/Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Citing a continuing investigation, authorities have refused to release video publicly or show it to Bradford's family. Prosecutors yet to respond to the new request by Brown's attorney, Charles Salvagio, who scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to discuss the case.

Police first blamed Bradford for a shooting that left two people wounded at a suburban mall. They then backtracked and arrested Brown after a manhunt.

Brown's lawyer said he is not guilty. Bond is set at $125,000 for Brown, who was arrested last week near Atlanta.

Bradford died of three gunshot wounds to the back of his head, neck and torso, according to a forensic report commissioned by his family. Authorities have said an unnamed officer shot him after seeing Bradford with a gun, which relatives say he had a permit to carry legally.

Demonstrations have been held almost daily since Bradford's death. On Tuesday night, protesters briefly shut down a portion of Interstate 459 in Hoover near the Riverchase Galleria, the mall where Bradford was killed.
 

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