Transcript for Bodycam released in connection to Connecticut shooting
We begin with the body cam just released, after a shooting that led to outrage and protests for days. Police ordering the driver to get out with his hands up. The video appears to show the driver getting out, hands up, and the officers open fire. What authorities are now saying tonight. Linsey Davis leads us off. Reporter: Newly released body cam video is providing more clarity tonight in this police involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that's prompted massive protests. Watch again. The driver opens the door, within seconds his hands go up, and the officers open fire. Was he ordered to open his door? There are indications that he was told to open the door, yes. Or, come out with his hands up. Reporter: A surveillance video obtained by ABC news shows another vantage point again appearing to show Paul Witherspoon being shot at by police while his hands are in the air. I thought I was already dead because he pointed it right at me. Reporter: Investigators say his girlfriend, 22-year-old Stephanie Washington, who was in the passengers seat, was shot in both were unarmed. We did not find a gun in any locations, so there's no gun found. Reporter: Police say this began when a Hamden and Yale police officer were investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery and spotted this red Honda which allegedly fit the description. The officers involved claimed the driver made an abrupt movement and ignored commands which this video appears to contradict. Outrage has ensued, including hundreds of Yale students calling for the two officers who fired their guns to step down. We know there were two officers involved in this. Both fired shots, but only one body cam was activated? Reporter: Yes. For some reason, the Yale officer didn't have his body cam on. The other officer only turned it on seconds before the incident. The police commissioner says he has many concerns about how this case was handled. An investigation by the states attorney continues. Thank you. And the former CEO of a major drug distribution company
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