NYPD released bodycam video of police shooting in East Village that left a man paralyzed
On June 4 the New York Police shot a man leaving him paralyzed mistakenly thinking that he was threatening them with a knife. Now, the police released the bodycam video of the incident.
55-year-old former Street Wall trader Peyman Bahadoran was walking his dog when the confrontation took place. At that moment he had a large Defender Xtreme hunting knife in a sheath attached to his side when he followed two police officers to a local deli shop. But he wasn’t armed when he was shot and it can be clearly seen on the footage.
When he brandished the blade, he placed it on the counter of a deli while buying a pack of cigarettes. The deli clerk grabbed the knife before Bahadoran could retrieve it.
His hands were empty and raised up in the air when he left the deli. The cops already withdrew their weapons on him.
Bahadoran’s lawyer is sure that police officers opened fire at him for absolutely no reason as he wasn’t menacing them in any way.
“I’m troubled that with an ongoing investigation, they have put out video with their interpretation of what happened and that interpretation is simply false,” Ward said. “Not only didn’t he have anything in his hands when they opened fire, he wasn’t reaching for anything.”