Trial date set for ex-officer in Mesa police shooting

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Former Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Former Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Philip Brailsford in court Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2017. (Source: 3TV.CBS 5) Philip Brailsford in court Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2017. (Source: 3TV.CBS 5)
Court proceeding for Philip Brailsford on Feb. 10, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Court proceeding for Philip Brailsford on Feb. 10, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Daniel Shaver (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Daniel Shaver (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A judge has set a trial date for a former Mesa police officer charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing an unarmed man.

Philip Brailsford faces trial on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 on charges stemming from the death of Daniel Shaver

A status conference is set for Friday, April 14.

On Jan. 18, 2016, Mesa police officers responded to a report of a subject pointing a rifle outside the fifth-floor window of the La Quinta Inn & Suites on East Superstition Springs Boulevard.

Officers went to the fifth floor and took positions outside room #502.

Multiple verbal commands were issued for the occupants to exit the room. 

According to police reports, Shaver did not fully comply with the officers' commands and reached toward his lower back. The officer who fired believed Shaver was reaching for a weapon and was an imminent threat.

Shaver was shot several times. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

In January 2017, Grady and Norma Shaver, parents of Daniel Shaver, filed a civil complaint in Superior Court on Tuesday. They are seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

Last March, Shaver's widow, Laney Sweet, filed a $35 million suit against the City.

Brailsford has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him.

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