Eight months following the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, a 42-year-old mentally-ill man, in the Midway area of San Diego, a federal judge ruled that private surveillance video could be released to the media.
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis decided to make the unprecedented move of releasing the video along with other clips and evidence from the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
Here are the clips released Tuesday by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.
In this video shared by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Fridoon Rawshan Nehad can be seen walking inside an adult bookstore.
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis shares surveillance video capture before a fatal police shooting on April 30 in the Midway area. Here, she said, Fridoon Rawshan Nehad hides a knife sheath in sandbags behind a business.
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: A Midway-area business captured the fatal shooting of a mentally-ill, unarmed man by a San Diego Police Officer on April 30, 2015. Six days after a federal judge lifted a protective order barring the release of the video to the public, the district attorney played the video to the media.
Fridoon Rawshan Nehad was carrying a pen when he was shot and killed by a San Diego Police officer on April 30. The officer arrived on the scene believing Nehad was armed with a knife. In this clip, SD County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis walks through how she believes the officer could have mistaken the pen for a weapon.
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Video from an SDPD officer’s body camera shows the scene following the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad. It’s important to note the video has been blurred by the SD County DA’s Office. Also, the camera was worn by a responding police officer, not Officer Neal Browder who fired the fatal shot.