Body camera footage from officer-involved shooting in New Haven authorized to be released this week

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New Haven State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin authorized the release of body camera footage this week from an officer-involved shooting in New Haven.

Protesters were getting ready for a sixth day of demonstrations Monday in response to last week’s incident.

This comes as newly released video shows a third angle of Tuesday’s shooting. A Hamden officer was seen running on a sidewalk on Argyle Street, his gun pointed, firing at a car.

Twenty-two year-old Stephanie Washington was shot but her boyfriend and the driver, Paul Witherspoon, was not hurt.

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What the video doesn’t show is bullets piercing the car. It also doesn’t show a Yale officer firing his gun. He was also shot.

Protesters are pushing for police to release body cam and dash cam footage to get the full picture.

“Everyone is not a suspect. We want police, the chiefs and elected officials to know that and hear the community. We just want accountability,” said Kevin Walter, New Haven.

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A search warrant was signed on Monday authorizing Connecticut State Police to examine “the interior of the civilian vehicle involved.”

The State Police Commissioner has released a statement saying they will release as much information as they can, as soon as they can. 

In the meantime, Hamden’s Legislative Council meets Monday night and protesters say they’ll be there.

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