Earlier this past week, on Monday July 4, Delrawn Small lost his life in an incident involving a police officer who was off duty at the time.
As reported, new video footage has surfaced that contradicts what news posts earlier had reported. The Post had originally reported that a witness claimed he had video that showed Small repeatedly punching the officer before he was shot. As this new surveillance footage clearly shows, that was in fact not the case.
Officer Wayne Isaacs, a three-year veteran of the force, was off duty when he and Small had an interaction on the road that escalated and in turn, took Small’s life. Small's girlfriend and two young children were with him in the car after his car was allegedly cut off by Isaacs'. The police officer was in an unmarked car during the time of the incident.
“Now that I saw that video, I’m outraged,” Small’s brother, Victor Dempsey said during a press conference last night (July 8). “It’s time for us to get justice on it. Everything they told us from the very beginning is a lie.”
As reported, Isaacs was on his way home from work, when he allegedly thought he was being carjacked. Small had approached his car window enraged after he felt Isaacs had dangerously cut him off while the two were sharing the road.
As reported, Isaacs has been put on administrative duty while the incident is investigated by the Attorney General’s office.
"I am committed to conducting a full, fair and independent investigation of this tragedy, and will follow the facts and evidence—including this video evidence—wherever they lead," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
We offer our prayers and condolences to the Small family during this difficult time.
View the uncensored surveillance video below.
(Photo: New York Daily News)