Many people will claim that video never lies. With the plethora of video cameras moving about our cities, more and more police shooting incidents are being caught on video. But do videos always tell the whole story? Does the video show what the officer saw?
Video never lies...or does it?
In the second video, the suspect can be seen using a two-handed shooting grip to point an object that looks like a gun at one of the officers. As the suspect walks away, he can also be seen again turing quickly to point the object at the officer again. Although the object turned out to be a cell phone, it is clear from the video that the suspect intended it to appear to be a gun. As quickly as this incident happens, it is easy to understand why the officers perceived that the object was handgun.