Philadelphia District Attorney Won’t Reopen Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown

© Matt Rourke/AP Photo Tanya Brown-Dickerson, right, the mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, who was shot by Philadelphia police as he ran during a traffic stop, listens to attorney Brian Mildenberg, center, during a news conference Monday, June 15…
© Matt Rourke/AP Photo Tanya Brown-Dickerson, right, the mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, who was shot by Philadelphia police as he ran during a traffic stop, listens to attorney Brian Mildenberg, center, during a news conference Monday, June 15…

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

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