Gann : Fletcher told officer to shoot him in ‘3rd eye,’ 13 times. Says shoot me if you’re smart. Fletcher reaches for gun. Officer draws gun, Fletcher stops touching gun.— Brian Lawson (@BrianLawson15) November 15, 2019
Fletcher’s family has asked for Madison police to release body camera footage of the incident. Their attorney, Ben Crump, has said the shooting was unjustifiable.
Blown up photo shows gun in Fletcher left hand. Gann says 40 caliber pistol. @whnt— Brian Lawson (@BrianLawson15) November 15, 2019
The city of Madison issued a release after the DA’s news conference stating the body camera video would not be released because attorneys for Fletcher’s family have publicly said they intend to sue over the shooting. According to the release, the city plans to conduct its own review of the incident. The officers involved are still on administrative leave while that review takes place. Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci issued a statement Friday evening applauding officials for releasing evidence from the investigation, but they continued to call for all body camera video to be released. “The ability of the public to observe firsthand the actions of officers is essential to establishing and maintaining trust of law enforcement among the citizens they are sworn to protect,” the statement read.
Fletcher shot multiple times. Showing now surveillance video. Fletcher falling. Dog biting foot officer trips. Fletcher gun pointing at Fletcher, officer pointing gun at Fletcher. Officer fired first. @whnt— Brian Lawson (@BrianLawson15) November 15, 2019