Lawyer: Video disputes Baltimore police account of shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 15, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer for a man shot by Baltimore police in 2013 says a newly obtained video of the encounter contradicts an officer's account of the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1ZA7uLh ) reports that a police officer wrote in charging documents that officers shot Shaun Mouzon because he drove his car at them. But attorney A. Dwight Pettit says surveillance camera video obtained from the city shows officers firing before the car stopped in traffic moves.

Mouzon eventually crashed and was hospitalized in critical condition. The three officers who opened fire were cleared of wrongdoing.

Mouzon sued the department and several officers in 2014. An amended suit filed this week broadens the scope to allege a "pattern and practice" of brutality by the police department.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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