Glendale Police shared unedited body camera footage Wednesday showing a deadly officer-involved shooting in July 1, 2017.
Glendale Police said they allowed media to view the unedited footage as the department looks to enhance transparency and because the officers involved in the incident have been cleared of wrongdoing.
The viewing was supposed to include a question and answer opportunity, but Wednesday, Glendale Police Department said they would not do an interview because the case is in litigation.
Police responded to an apartment complex near 81st Avenue and Glendale after receiving a 911 call from a woman claiming she was being held hostage. In the body camera footage, an officer approaches Patrick Sanchez and asks him to get out of his car to be pat down. According to police, the officer believed Sanchez reached for his waistband. The suspect was taken to the ground and, police say, the footage shows Sanchez trying to reach under his pant leg where he had a gun stuffed in his sock.
Ofc. Badr Elkhannoussi can be seen in the unedited footage shooting Sanchez in the back of the head. Glendale Police showed the media two crime scene photos, one showing the suspect’s gun and another showing a knife.
An attorney for the Sanchez family, Jody Broaddus, says they filed a wrongful death suit in late June this year naming the City of Glendale and Ofc. Elkhannoussi. Broaddus says she is waiting for the police reports and video.
Sanchez’s mother, Tracey Chapline, told AZ Family she wants answers.
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