In 2016, Daniel Shaver was shot to death by police. The officer who killed Shaver, Philip Brailsford, was recently found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, despite the existence of an incredibly graphic video of the incident, in which Shaver can be seen begging for his life. Now, Shaver’s wife is speaking about the incident, categorizing the slaying as “an execution.”
“I’ve been fighting for two years and screaming. Finally, now, it took people watching my husband die a very horrible inhumane death for people to care,” Laney Sweet said in a recent interview.
“You had a man begging for his life, and he was shot five times for what?” she continued. “For his elbow coming up too high? For being confused? For being compliant? Why did he deserve to die? He didn’t.”
The video in question had been sealed by courts until after the not guilty verdict was delivered. In it,