Body cam video shows Salt Lake City police fatally shooting black man in the back
Footage from a body camera shows the moment a Salt Lake City patrol officer shot a black man in the back on Aug. 13.
The video shows officers asking Patrick Harmon, 50, to remove his backpack. Harmon then attempts to flee, and in the moments following, an officer fires several shots at his back.
Civil rights activist Shaun King shared a link to the footage on Twitter, calling the incident “brutal police execution.” (Warning: The footage is graphic)
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 5, 2017
Another activist said the footage shows a “cold-blooded lynching.”
The cops shot #PatrickHarmon in the back. The cops were in no danger. Harmon was no threat. This is cold-blooded lynching.