SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz is calling for the release of a video showing a U.S. marshal fatally shooting a man who rushed a witness inside Utah's federal courthouse last year.
KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1OJjCi9 ) 25-year-old Siale Angilau had been on trial in a racketeering case against members of the Tongan Crip Gang in April 2014 when he grabbed a pen and lunged at a witness. The U.S. marshal fired at Angilau, who later died at a hospital.
The U.S. Marshals Office, the FBI and the courts have denied requests by media organizations to release the courtroom's surveillance video of the incident. Officials have also declined to identify the marshal who shot Angilau.
Chaffetz in a letter to Chief Judge David Nuffer said releasing the video will help the public better understand what occurred.
Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/