- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville police have released a video showing an officer firing shots in the direction of a man who was paralyzed and later died.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/2cJq1zD) Police Chief Harold Medlock said Friday a federal judge unsealed the video, making it public in the midst of an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit between the estate of Lawrence Graham and the city of Fayetteville.

On May 1, 2013, Graham was the passenger in a car that was stopped for improperly tinted windows. The video shows Graham climbing out of the driver-side door and Officer Denton Little chasing him before firing three shots.

That December, the Cumberland County district attorney cleared Little of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting. A police spokesman said Little is now an unpaid reserve officer for the department.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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