Thursday, May 20, 2010

Attorney: Video shows police fired into home

An update on this story. I suppose this is the fruits of police departments hiring people of lower IQ. If you're going to fire your gun into someone's house, without regard for who might be inside - you know, sleeping 9 year old girls - don't do it when there's a realty TV crew filming the incident.

    MSNBC -

    Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened.

    Geoffrey Fieger, an attorney for the family of young Aiyana Jones, said he has seen three or four minutes of video of the raid, although he declined to say whether it was shot by the crew for the A&E series "The First 48," which has been shadowing Detroit homicide detectives for months.

    Police have said officers threw a flash grenade through the first-floor window of the two-family home, and that an officer's gun discharged, killing the girl, during a struggle or after colliding with the girl's grandmother inside the home.

    ‘It's not an accident’
    But Fieger said the video shows an officer lobbing the grenade and then shooting into the home from the porch.

    "There is no question about what happened because it's in the videotape," Fieger said. "It's not an accident. It's not a mistake. There was no altercation."

    "Aiyana Jones was shot from outside on the porch. The videotape shows clearly the officer throwing through the window a stun grenade-type explosive and then within milliseconds of throwing that, firing a shot from outside the home," he said.

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