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Lawyer for Tony McDade's family says body cam footage likely holds crucial information

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:46:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department hasn't released body camera footage from the officer-involved shooting of Tony McDade.

A Tallahassee police officer shot and killed McDade last month after McDade allegedly stabbed another person to death and pointed a gun at the officer.

The McDade family's attorney, Mutaqee Akbar says the video could give the McDade family answers about what happened that day.

"There are all types of stories going on as far as what happened, and what didn't happen, and what he had or what he didn't have," said Akbar. "What's most important is this law enforcement officer is still on the streets. If it shows that that law enforcement officer did something that was inappropriate we need to know right away whether he should still be on the streets or even on office duty."

Akbar says he was told the video is exempt from Sunshine Law.