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Video is released of 1st fatal NYPD shooting since bodycams


September 15, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Police released bodycam footage Thursday showing the tense buildup to the fatal shooting of a man holding a knife and what turned out to be a fake gun, though the cameras didn't capture a clear picture of the moment when officers opened fire.

It was the first fatal police encounter recorded on the devices since officers began wearing them this year.

Police were called to the Bronx home of 31-year-old Miguel Richards on Sept. 6 after his landlord reported he hadn't seen him for days.

The videos, shot by cameras worn by four officers, show how police pleaded with Richards fo...

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