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Residents Ask for Police to Release Surveillance Cam Footage in Fatal Shooting During Rally

The protest comes after Officer Neal Browder shot Fridoon Zalbeg Rawshannehad, 42, to death on April 30.

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    Protesters Rally for Answers After Fatal Shooting

    Protesters call for justice after an officer-involved shooting in the midway district. NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports. (Published Sunday, May 10, 2015)

    San Diego residents rallied at the site of a fatal police shooting Saturday evening, calling for justice for a man shot dead by San Diego police.

    The San Diego division of United Against Police Terror demanded at their protest that the police release surveillance video from the incident to give a better picture of the incident. The small group lined the street, using L.E.D. lights spelling out the victim's name. 

    “Yes, we definitely want video released,” said protester Aaron Leaf. “We want to hold police accountable. He claims he’s a threat, that video will show for sure.”

    “Justice for Fridoon,” protestor Cathy Mendonca shouted through a bullhorn.

    The protest comes after Officer Neal Browder shot Fridoon Zalbeg Rawshannehad, 42, to death on April 30. The veteran officer did not hit record on his body worn camera before the encounter.

    "All of us wish that that was captured on the body worn camera, and it wasn't captured. So we took a look at our policy to see how can we strengthen that going forward, that we would be able to capture that," said Zimmerman.

    Following the incident, The San Diego Police Department announced a change to its body camera policy. Instead of hitting record when they contact a suspect, officers will now have to turn on their cameras before they arrive at a scene, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced Thursday.

    The previous body camera policy allowed officers to wait until they had made an enforcement contact before recording. Now they will have to switch their cameras on when they get the radio call.

    In an exclusive NBC 7 interview Friday, a man who worked at a business near the site of the deadly shooting said he watched surveillance video that shows the fatal April 30 encounter from two angles and called it "unprovoked."