The mayor of Philadelphia, the district attorney, the chief of police and the Wallace family said in a joint statement issued on Friday that this timing is “in the best interests of our city and its residents.”
The statement said: “Philadelphia people are suffering and severe unrest continues throughout the city.” “Our local government and the Wallace family share the hope that the release of the record on November 4 will ease tensions. Provide enough time and release the record in the most constructive way.”
According to Johnson, the video was about 30 to 40 seconds long and showed Wallace emerging from the house with a knife while his family members shouted about his mental condition.
After the unrest and curfew on Friday, the head of the city’s police union called for the release of video and 91
#5 Police Cabin Sorority Chairman John McNesby said in a statement that the union’s review of video and audio showed that the officer retreated “nearly 50 seconds” and ordered Wallace to shoot Drop the knife “more than 20 times”.
Wallace, 27, was shot with a knife during a clash with police in West Philadelphia on Monday. Onlookers also used their mobile phones to record the shooting process and the moment before the shooting.
Wallace’s family said he was suffering from bipolar disorder and was in crisis at the time of the shooting.
McNeesby said: “Under very difficult and stressful conditions, it is reasonable for a police officer to use force. An armed man used a knife against them.” He pointed out that the police officer “followed the training and procedures of the police department.”
Police Chief Danielle Outlaw (Danielle Outlaw) said Friday that the camera lens was related to her.
“I am very cautious about what I say because I don’t understand all the circumstances surrounding it, including the reasons for this situation, the experience of officials and what they said in internal affairs interviews.” She said. “That said, I’m just guessing now, but what I see is worrying”
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the identities of the people involved in the shooting will also be announced on Wednesday.
Officials said the city-wide curfew will be imposed again on Friday from 9 pm to 6 am
According to the mayor’s office, there were two unrest-related arrests and 13 robberies on Thursday night and early Friday.
The shooting triggered days of turmoil. Demonstrators marched in the streets, property was destroyed and police were attacked.
Johnson said the officer fired 14 shots at Wallace, about half a distance from the car. He said the city failed to defeat the officers by not giving them fewer deadly options (such as taser to deal with this situation).
Johnson told reporters on Thursday that Wallace’s family believed the city had failed them, but they did not demand murder charges against these officials.
Johnson said: “This is why, this is the reason: they don’t get the proper training, they don’t have the proper equipment to do the job.”
CNN’s Mark Morales and Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.