The police body camera footage released by the San Francisco Police Department on Monday will give the details in the run-up to the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect Jesus Delgado previous week.
(San Francisco Police Department)
The San Francisco Police Department on Monday night the dramatic body-camera footage of a stand-off last week, an armed robbery suspect who turned out to be a shot in the direction of officers before they struck around 25 times in a hail of bullets.
March 6 video shows officers asking the suspect in a car’s trunk, later identified as Jesus Delgado, to show his hands. The officials continue to address Delgado and eventually speak to him in Spanish.
“Los manos,” an officer heard screaming. Another police officer tells a translator to tell Delgado that he shot if he does not his hands. As the deadlock continued with Delgado, which turned out to be the half within the tribe, one of the officers fired a beanbag in an attempt to gain compliance,” according to police.
The video appears to show Delgado fire a weapon in the direction of the 10 officers, who returned fire solve about 99 photos. Authorities performed CPR on the suspect, who later died on the spot.
The police said a 9mm pistol was located in the car’s trunk. Preliminary evidence indicates that the weapon was fire for a time, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, Victor Navarro Flores, together with officials and was held, as well as Christina Juarez Alfaro, police said.
The video drew criticism from some activist who questioned how officers handled the situation and the use of deadly force.
“He focused on the f—– – g ground and they fired 99 bullets on him,” Benjamin Bac Sierra, a City College of San Francisco teacher and activist told the San Francisco Examiner Monday evening in the town hall where the authorities released the images. “This is a f—– – g circus, to be honest with you.”
The mother of Alfaro, who said the police was still in the car when the officers the vehicle was sprayed with bullets, said her daughter “had no chance” if they got out of the car, according to the paper.
“They knew that my daughter was there with them [to], they knew, because they asked her to put her hands up, ‘Juarez’ mother said, addressing police chief Bill Scott, according to the paper. “They asked her to get out, but the car was a two-door car, they had no chance. If they are one of her hands down to open the door, you know you guys would have killed her.”
The names of the 10 officers involved in the shooting are expected to be released in the next 10 days, police said.
The department has been trying to make improvements recommended in a federal review of the agency, after 26 years, Mario Forest, a black man suspected in a stabbing, was killed in a fatal shooting in December 2015, The Associated Press reported.
The police Greg Suhr resigned after cameras caught the incident on video, and inflamed community in an uproar.
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