'Release the tape:' Mother of armed man fatally shot by police meets with Brooklyn DA

The family says they hope additional body camera footage will shed some light on more details of the night. They say the NYPD has only provided a portion of the body camera footage so far.

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2020, 2:08 AM

Updated 1,492 days ago

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The mother of a Crown Heights man fatally shot by police met with the Brooklyn district attorney Friday to demand more information regarding the death of her son.
Monique Graves, mother of Tyquan Graves, met with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for an hour and a half.
On June 2, NYPD officers say they found a 49-year-old man with a gunshot wound near Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue.
They say witnesses told officers that the shooter ran down the street. Investigators say that's when they found Graves hiding behind a tree with a gun.
The NYPD says both body cam footage and cell phone videos show police and witnesses telling the 34-year-old to drop the weapon. When he didn't, 10 officers fired at Graves, killing him.
The family says they hope additional body camera footage will shed some light on more details of the night. They say the NYPD has only provided a portion of the body camera footage so far.
Civil rights leader Rev. Kevin McCall says, "If you're saying what you're seeing on the video is true, then release the tape. That's all we're saying, release the tape, release the body cam footage."
Graves’ attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, claims this is the first face-to-face meeting DA Gonzalez has had with members of the public since the coronavirus pandemic started.
"What this family wants is the truth, the district attorney is committed to getting to the truth, and the family appreciates the fact that he will share with them video once it's in his hands to see what the truth was," says Rubenstein.
News 12 reached out to the NYPD and district attorney's office for a statement but hasn't heard back yet.
 


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