Authorities have released new video and audio captured moments before the death of a double amputee, who was shot by police last month near Los Angeles.
The 36-year old Anthony Lowe, who was black, was fatally shot by police after allegedly refusing to drop a butcher’s knife.
The videos show Mr Lowe attacking a man with the knife before police arrived on scene, and officers shooting Mr Lowe as he attempted to flee.
Officers involved in Mr Lowe’s death have since been placed on leave pending the results of that investigation, while his family earlier said they would file a lawsuit against the city of Huntington Park, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations, as thy claimed he did not pose a threat to police because of his condition and was undergoing a mental health crisis when he was killed on 26
The case comes amid renewed scrutiny of police killings in the US after the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to the Mapping Police Violence database, nearly 1,200 people were killed by police in 2022.