Black Lives Matter activists seek police footage of shooting
HARRISVILLE, Utah (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists in Utah are asking to see body camera footage of a police shooting that critically injured a man.
The Standard-Examiner reports Jamal Bell was shot multiple times by police following a confrontation outside a Harrisville apartment complex last Saturday.
Lex Scott, who leads Black Lives Matter Utah, says Bell remained hospitalized Tuesday and was going in and out of consciousness.
Officers from the Harrisville, North Ogden and Pleasant View had responded to a domestic disturbance call at the complex.
Harrisville Police Chief Maxwell Jackson says Bell had knives in each hand and ignored multiple orders to drop the weapons, leading police to open fire.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net