Bodycam video shows police officer shooting unarmed black man in head

disturbing body cam Video surfaced Monday showing an unarmed black man being fatally shot in the head by a white man Louisiana deputy sheriff earlier this month, amid widespread backlash from community members.

Derrick Kittling, 45, was killed after Deputy Rodney Anderson pulled him over for an alleged window tint violation on November 6 while driving his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in a residential Alexandria neighborhood during the day The Huffington Post.

The incident sparked outrage in the predominantly black city, prompting Louisiana State Police to release body camera footage.

Fatal shooting of unarmed black man sparks widespread outrage in predominantly black city of Alexandria

The clip shows a Rapides community sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the head during a traffic stop.

At a news conference on Monday, Anderson’s body-worn camera footage was shown alongside other footage taken by a bystander during the fatal traffic stop.

In the footage, Deputy Anderson can be heard telling Kittling to “stay right there” as the latter exits his car, before immediately changing orders and telling him to go to his police car, which Kittling was standing next to after he had climbed out of the driver’s seat.

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Anderson isn’t even heard telling Kittling why he was stopped. When he asks for a reason, Anderson doesn’t answer the question.

Anderson’s conflicting orders seemed to confuse Kittling when the deputy then told him to “go over here.”

The officer’s conflicting orders seem to confuse the unarmed victim at moments that result in the fatal gunshot

“Get to your truck,” the deputy says while Kittling stands by the truck’s door and the deputy stays in his car.

The officer then gets out of the police vehicle and tells Kittling to keep his hands out of his pockets. As Kittling walks to the back of his truck on Anderson’s orders, he is approached by the officer, who grabs his left arm.

“What is the problem?” Kittling asks Anderson.

Anderson goes on to say that Kittling is following his orders before telling him to turn around and face the truck. Kittling then asks if he can retrieve his phone, to which the deputy replies, “We’ll take care of it,” preventing him from retrieving his phone.

Kittling remains confused during the encounter with Anderson, asking the officer, “Why are you reaching for me, bruh?”

“What I’ve done? What’s wrong with you? While you’re holding on to me, man? Why are you attacking me, bruh?” Kittling asks Anderson.

A fight ensues, ending with Kittling – who was unarmed – shot in the head

The officer is then heard several times telling Kittling to put his hands behind his back, but the still confused Kittling asks Anderson, “For what?”

Then a fight begins.

The sheriff’s department said Anderson “lost control” of his taser before Kittling retrieved him amid the fight as he was on the ground.

It remains unclear if Kittling ever pointed the taser at Anderson.

The fight, which lasted about a minute, ends with the officer firing a shot. “Shots fired, shots fired,” Anderson is heard saying.

Meanwhile, dashboard camera footage shows Anderson carrying the gun and looking at Kittling while lying on the ground. He then calls other officers and tells them he shot the man in the head. The Huffington Post reports.

The police department refuses to reveal whether the officer violated guidelines, the family retains defense attorney Ben Crump

During a news conference Sunday, Louisiana State Police Chief Col. Lamar Davis told local media that Kittling had been pulled over for a window tint violation and a modified exhaust.

The department did not disclose whether or not Anderson had violated department guidelines and declined to say if Kittling was tased. Davis also declined to say if the taser ever hit Anderson during the fight.

“We cannot say for certain that he was actually tased or if the officer was tased. There is a lot that goes into exploring this topic.”

Renowned defense attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Ronald Haley have been hired by Derrick Kittling’s family, according to a tweet from the lawyer.

Kittling is believed to be the brother of a senior Louisiana State Police Department officer, Lt. Colonel Kenny VanBuren, whose official resume states that he is a 31-year veteran of the force WAFB.


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