Police dash-cam video and 911 audio out of New Jersey shows the struggle that happened before a police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old unarmed man on May 23.
The chain of events leading up to Maurice Gordon’s death began with his friend in Poughkeepsie, New York, calling 911 around 3:30 a.m. saying Gordon had just left his house “looking panicked.” He told the dispatcher Gordon said “something about having a paranormal experience.”
The video then shows a trooper picking up Gordon’s body before dropping it and handcuffing him, the attorney said.
“He was cuffed after being shot and manhandled on the floor,” Wagstaff told the newspaper.
It’s unclear whether Gordon died on the side of the Garden State Parkway or at a hospital, Wagstaff said.
The audio and video recordings are part of the attorney general’s investigation of the use of force. Statewide policy requires such recordings be released once the initial phase of the investigation is substantially complete, typically within 20 days.