Philadelphia’s top prosecutor says he won’t reopen an investigation into a fatal police shooting that’s been scrutinized after police admitted their original narrative was false.
District Attorney Seth Williams issued a statement outlining his decision Monday after Brandon Tate-Brown’s family said they wanted him to consider newly public evidence that contradicted police claims that Tate-Brown was reaching into a car for a loaded pistol.
Williams says his office’s thorough investigation found that Tate-Brown tried several times to get a gun from the car and that he was shot because his actions put the officers and bystanders in danger.
Surveillance video and interviews showed 26-year-old Tate-Brown running around the back of his car a few feet from the passenger side when fired.
Williams did not address the discrepancy.
Source: The AP