WATCH: Dash-Cam Footage Of Fatal Harris County Deputy Shooting

Dash cam video has been released, from last week’s fatal Harris County Deputy shooting


The Harris County sheriff’s office has identified the deputy who shot and killed an unarmed black man as Cameron Brewer.

In a statement, the Harris County sheriff’s office said it’s reviewing policies and training on the use of non-lethal force especially with suspects who are having a mental health episode.

Officials said Harris County Deputy Cameron Brewer was on patrol when he saw a fight break out between a driver and a man in the street.

That’s when Brewer ordered one of the men, Danny Ray Thomas to get on the ground.

Officials said Thomas did not comply with the order and walked toward the officer.

Brewer, who was also equipped with a taser, fired one-shot killing Thomas.

Thomas’s pants were around his ankles at the time of the shooting. His family said Thomas was mentally unwell.

The recently released dash dam video does not show images of the shooting.

The sheriff’s office said Deputy Brewer was issued a body camera ‘hours’ before the incident but it was charging in his patrol car.


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