APD & Black Lives Matter press conference

The Chief of Police joined members of "Black Lives Matter" and other activists to talk more about Monday's officer involved shooting of David Joseph. He clarified some of the events surrounding what happened.

It's the first we are hearing about the details and timeline of the ongoing investigation. 

While there are still a lot of unknowns as to why that officer shot David Joseph, what we do know is that he was not lying on the road. 

Chief Art Acevedo says he is on police video charging at Officer Freeman before shots were fired. That video is part of the ongoing investigation. 

Chief Acevedo also acknowledged the ongoing question of why Officer Freeman shot Joseph instead of tasering him. That is being reviewed in the ongoing investigation as well. 

We also learned that Joseph had been in contact with some people on Sunday but no 911 calls were made. There were also several other incidents on Monday morning, but those weren't reported either. 

The 911 calls didn't start coming in until a shot time before officers made contact with Joseph. 

Though there is a forty-five day window that police can take for the investigation, Acevedo says he expects it to wrap in about thirty days. That is even if the toxicology results aren't back yet. 

 

 

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