Father responds to video of a Roxboro officer shooting, killing his son
The father of 45-year-old David Earl Brooks, Jr., who was shot and killed by a Roxboro police officer last Friday, shared his emotional response to watching footage of the incident recorded by a dash-cam.
RUNWAY WE WILL BREAK BACK IN WITH LIVE PICTURES. >> HOPEFULLY THEY WILL TAKE OFF BEFORE STORMS ROLL IN. JOE FISHER LIVE AT RDU . >>> NOW A LIVE LOOK AT NASH SQUARE IN RALEIGH WHERE PROTESTERS ARE GATHERED AND THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN A PROTEST A LITTLE LATER BECAUSE OF THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING LAST WEEK IN ROXBOROUGH. THIS COMES TWO HOURS AFTER INVESTIGATORS RELEASED A VIDEO OF THE SHOOTING. >> WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE OF THE VIDEO'S RELEASE AND REACTION TO IT AND LET'S START WITH WRAL'S AARON THOMAS AND YOU SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF THE MAN THAT WAS KILLED, DAVID BROOKS. >>REPORTER: THAT IS CORRECT AND AFTER SPEAKING WITH HIM HE SAID HE APPRECIATED THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY RELEASING THIS VIDEO FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE ANY SAID THE USE OF FORCE BY THE OFFICER WAS NOT APPROPRIATE. WE DO WANT TO WARN YOU THE VIDEO YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS DISTURBING.>> AFTER LOOKING AT THE FILM I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT WE WOULD HAVE A POLICE OFFICER WITH SUCH A SHORT FUSE. SPENT DAVID BROOKS SENIOR REFERS TO THIS NEWLY RELEASED DASH CAMERA VIDEO SHOWING THE MOMENT THAT HIS SON, DAVID BROOKS JUNIOR, WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY ROXBORO POLICE OFFICER AND HERE IS A LOOK AT THE VIDEO. >> DROPPED THE GUN, DROP THE GUN!>> THE OFFICER EXPLAINS WHY HE FIRED THE SHOT A DAVID BROOKS JUNIOR.>> HE IS NOT WORTHY OF A BADGE TO REPRESENT ANYONE CITY. SPENT THE FATHER SAID HE WANTS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL AND DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR HIS SON. >> OUR FIRST STEP IN GOOD FAITH, THE CHIEF HAS FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL.