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Phoenix dad seeks body cam video of son's death

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 16:08:59-04

PHOENIX (AP) - The father of a man who was shot and killed by Phoenix police after the armed robbery of a fast food restaurant says he wants body cam video he believe exists of the encounter.

Roland Harris told a news conference Wednesday he wants the video and "the truth" in the death of his 19-year-jold son Jacob Harris in January. A Phoenix police spokesman did not immediately respond to a query about whether such video exists.

Harris has spoken hours before police defenders are expected to address a regular City Council meeting.

The families of numerous people shot by Phoenix police have spoken out after the recent release of a video that shows officers aiming guns and obscenities at a black family whose young daughter took a doll from a store.