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Family of man shot by SDPD releases raw video & investigative reports

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Fridoon Nehad, 42, shot by SDPD officer on April 30 Fridoon Nehad, 42, shot by SDPD officer on April 30
SDPD Officer Neal "Nick" Browder SDPD Officer Neal "Nick" Browder

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The family of a mentally ill man has released unedited video of his shooting death at the hands of a San Diego police officer, as well as additional investigative reports.

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The reports include a statement that Officer Neal “Nick” Browder gave to homicide investigators regarding the deadly shooting of Fridoon Nehad on April 30.

The video shows Browder fired one shot about five seconds after he stepped out of his vehicle. He told investigators he thought Nehad was going to stab him with a knife. The victim was actually carrying a pen.

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The releases comes one day after District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis showed similar video at a news conference. That video was edited to include police scanner traffic during the incident.

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On Wednesday, the attorney for the family, Skip Miller, issued the following statement with his release:

Yesterday, the San Diego County District Attorney held a press conference and released the surveillance video of the shooting of Fridoon Nehad by San Diego Police Department officer Neal Browder.

DA Dumanis released this evidence without consulting with Fridoon’s family and in violation of the Protective Order in our case. The court order did not expire until today, yet DA Dumanis made the release yesterday.

The DA’s press conference was incomplete. She did not release the raw video footage of the shooting. She also withheld two important pieces of information: Officer Browder’s statements about the shooting and the investigator’s report of the shooting, including the SDPD’s own measurements about the distance between Officer Browder and Fridoon when the shooting occurred – 25 feet.

The stay has now expired. Therefore, we are releasing the materials that the DA withheld, including the raw video footage of the shooting. Everybody should look at it very closely. The video shows exactly what happened.

The family is disappointed by DA Dumanis’ actions and her portrayal of the facts. We have asked the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough and independent investigation of this tragic shooting, the SDPD’s use of lethal force and the SDPD’s interactions with those impacted by mental illness.

DA Dumanis said Tuesday that the court’s protective order in the family’s civil case did not apply to her office and she wanted to release the video in a responsible manner.

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