NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has launched physique cam video of a lethal police encounter at a Bronx homeless shelter.
Simply sixteen days after the deadly capturing of Cornell Lockhart, police made public the tense moments earlier than the officers opened hearth.
It occurred at a facility in Tremont after Lockhart attacked two safety guards.
The NYPD launched two movies, each forty five seconds lengthy.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the entire recording from the physique cam of eleven yr veteran officer Shawn Loftus, was recorded on November thirteen at a supportive housing facility serving a troubled inhabitants of previously homeless individuals.
Very long time resident, sixty seven-yr-previous Cornell Lockhart, had simply stabbed two feminine safety guards with a steak knife.
One of many injured guards can briefly be seen in video recorded by the second cop, rookie officer Nicole Krauss.
The physique cam video dramatically contradicts a declare from shelter resident Hannibal Ali over what number of occasions police commanded ‘drop the knife.’
“They stated it 3 times to him, no not twenty occasions, 3 times. I used to be standing there,” he stated.
In response to the NYPD, Lockhart stated ‘shoot me’ earlier than stepping ahead with the knife.
Lockhart had an extended historical past of psychological well being disaster and contacts with the police.
Officers Loftus and Krauss stay on lively obligation within the forty eighth precinct.