Shocking video released showing the moment Alfred Olango, 38, was shot dead by San Diego police – as it’s revealed officers knew he was unarmed when they opened fire
San Diego police have released cellphone and surveillance footage showing the disturbing moment a black man who pointed an electronic cigarette at officers was shot dead.
Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old Ugandan immigrant, was unarmed when he was shot dead outside an apartment block by El Cajon cops on Tuesday.
Police had been called to the apartments by Olango’s sister who said the 38-year-old was acting erratically. Officers were also told Olango did not have a weapon on him when they were called.
The footage, which was released by the Ej Cajon Police Department on Friday evening, showed Olango walking near a takeaway taco shop.
The cellphone footage, which was filmed by a person working in the drive-through window of the taco store, has audio unlike the surveillance video.
In it, four shots can be heard before a woman starts screaming as Olango drops to the ground.
Olango’s family had not seen the video before it was shown by police on Friday.
Police said the two cops involved in the incident were Officer Richard Gonsalves and Officer Josh McDaniel. Gonsalves fired his gun and McDaniel used his taser.
Before the video was shown during the press conference, El Cajon Police chief Davis said they were releasing the footage to ‘clarify and calm the communtiy’ and to ‘correct misperceptions’.
‘We believe it is essential to provide… as much information as we can at this point,’ Davis said.
El Cajon mayor Bill Wells told reporters public safety is ‘paramount’, and heaped praise on his town’s police officers.
‘We are going to protect your piece of mind, and we are also so thankful for our police department… it is one of the best in the country,’ he said.
Dr. Andre Branch, president of the NAACP San Diego branch, applauded police for releasing the footage.
‘The NAACP believes this is the action that should follow any and all police involved shootings,’ he said.
‘Full disclosure to the public builds trust and demonstrates respect… we are quite please Chief Davis decided to take this action.’