- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on court proceedings on whether authorities must release police view from a fatal shooting (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

A widow of an unarmed man fatally shot by a Mesa police officer wants to review video of her husband’s death before the video is released publicly.

Attorney Bill Richards told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Wednesday that Laney Sweet is not opposed to the video being widely shown but she also wants time to identify any privacy issues first.

The argument was made during a hearing on objections to a judge’s order withholding the release of footage of the Jan. 18 killing of Daniel Shaver.

Richards and attorneys for several media outlets say the video is a matter of public record.

Former Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

Brailsford’s attorney says releasing the video could taint a potential jury pool.

3 a.m.

A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Phoenix on whether authorities must release police video of a man being shot by a Mesa police officer.

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments on objections to his order withholding video of the Jan. 18 killing of Daniel Shaver by since-fired Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford in a hotel hallway.

Lawyers for Shaver widow Laney Sweet argue that the video will help her better understand what happened.

The Associated Press and other media outlets are pressing for release on grounds that the video is a public record.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers oppose releasing the video. They say it could taint the jury pool and limit Brailsford’s ability to get a fair trial.

Brailsford has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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