The attorney general of New York State is reviewing a video that shows an off-duty NYPD officer fatally shooting a man who had approached his car in Brooklyn last week.
The security video released several days after the July 4 incident appears to undermine an earlier police report asserting that the officer, Wayne Isaacs, was punched in the head through the window by Delrawn Small. That led Isaacs to fire three shots from his service weapon. It is somewhat blurred and does not appear to show Small punching Isaacs.
After being shot, the 37-year-old Small collapses between two parked cars. His relatives say the footage makes it indisputably clear that the killing was unwarranted.
“The video is as clear as day,” Small’s brother Victor Dempsey says. “That everything they told us from the very beginning was a lie. Was a lie. Every single thing. And I don’t know how to feel now. All I know is my brother was murdered. Point blank period murdered.”
Isaacs was stripped of his badge and gun on Monday and Police Commissioner William Bratton said police are still looking for more videos to find out what transpired.