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Body Cam Video of Mentally Ill Black Man Killed by Police Released

Dallas Family Releases Body-Cam Video of Mentally Ill Man Being Shot by Police

Controversial and graphic body-camera footage from a June 2014 officer-involved shooting of a mentally ill man in Dallas was released Monday, WFAA reports. Officers were responding to a call at Jason Harrison's home—which they were used to doing because the family had called before for help with the 38-year-old, who suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The footage shows the officers approaching the house and then a woman, Harrison's mother, answering the door and walking past the officers to get out of their way. "Bipolar and schizo," Harrison's mother can be heard telling police. Harrison can be seen standing in the doorway with a screwdriver in his hand.

When the officers spot the screwdriver, however, the situation quickly unravels. Officers immediately draw their guns and order Harrison to put down the screwdriver. Within seconds, several shots can be heard.

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