Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Shooting Of 20-Year-Old Found Asleep In Car
Police released body camera footage on Friday of the February shooting death of Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old black man, who was found by officers sleeping in his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru in California.
“The Vallejo Police Department wants to address the questions that have been raised to help the public digest both the media reports and to facilitate a community dialogue about the facts of this incident,” the department wrote in a press release about the footage.
On Feb. 9, police shot and killed McCoy, an aspiring rapper, who moments before had been asleep in his car. Police claimed he was reaching for a firearm in his lap. The footage that police released Friday does not clearly show his lap, his hands or a firearm. A department press release at the time said a handgun was recovered from the vehicle.