Newly released dashcam footage shows Ft. Worth police officer shooting man in back, contradicting earlier claims
- The incident took place in July as officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in an apartment complex.
- David Collie was shot in the back while walking away from the officers, who claimed he appeared to be armed and fit the description of one of the robbery suspects despite Collie being significantly shorter and thinner than the suspects.
- Collie is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the encounter, and the officers returned to duty after a few days of internal investigation that found no wrongdoing on their part.
Source: TheWFirm YouTube
“Man Paralyzed After Being Shot in His Back by Fort Worth Police: Lawyer” (NBC 5 | December 2016)
“Video released in FW police shooting that left man paralyzed” (Fox 4 | December 2016)
“Dash Cam Video Appears To Show FW Officer Shoot Man In Back” (CBS 11 | December 2016)
“Attorney: Viral video not an isolated incident among Fort Worth cops” (The Fort Worth Star-Telegram | December 2016)
“New Video Casts Doubt on Police Account of Shooting of Black Man Left Paralyzed” (NBC News | December 2016)
“Police say a black man was shot after pulling a blade on officers. A new video raises doubts.” (The Washington Post | December 2016)
“KING: Chilling details emerge after Texas police shoot black man in the back, paralyzing him” (The New York Daily News | December 2016)