Utah police shooting video released

Utah police shooting video released

Authorities in Salt Lake city released footage on Monday from a federal courtroom that shows a USA marshal shooting dead a defendant as he attempted to attack a witness with a pen. The defendant died from his wounds.

The short, but intense clip, shows defendant Siale Angilau trying to attack a witness at his 2014 trial with a pen.

Siale Angilau, 25, is seen charging towards the stand inside a Utah federal courthouse before a United States marshal fires four rounds at close range. As he was on the floor, he was shot four times (in quick succession) by a nearby police marshal.

Angilau's defence attorney jumps under a desk while prosecutors stood in shock. "Get on the ground!"

"Angilau intentionally fled the defense table to attack the witness with a pen, and his actions placed the witness, as well as other innocent bystanders just feet away, in harm's way", Dowdell wrote in his ruling. Audio of the shooting was released previously.

The unidentified USA marshal was cleared of any wrongdoing shortly after the shooting.

Lynzey Donahue, a spokeswoman for the Marshals Service, said in a statement the video "demonstrates how quickly violence can erupt, in any situation".

An investigation launched into the incident found the officer, who was not named, was legally justified in using the force he did. As the chaos unfolded, a U.S. Marshall identified in court documents as "Jane Doe" fired four shots at Angilau, 25, while instructing him to drop the pen. However, Angilau's family thinks a jury should see the video to decide if the marshal used appropriate force, according to the family attorney Robert Sykes.

In addition to releasing the video Monday, U.S. District Judge John Dowdell dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Angilau family, KUTV reported.

Tenifa is standing feet away from where Angilau lands in the witness box, the video shows. "They weren't entitled to use the death penalty on him for an assault".

He was the last defendant in the case to stand trial, with previous defendants being sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison.

A mistrial was declared after the shooting.

The Department of Justice wanted the video kept under seal over concerns it could lead to retaliatory gang violence. Faces of the judge, attorneys and jurors are blurred out. The family had been allowed to view the video, but not to release it.

The news outlets that pursued release of the video include The Salt Lake Tribune, print and broadcast outlets from Salt Lake City, the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and The Associated Press.

But he said the family is glad the video has been made public - and that they want justice.

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