Officers shoot mentally ill man 11 times, cleared of wrong doing
The family of a mentally-ill man shot dead by Texas police are demanding a federal investigation into the death after releasing home security video footage showing their son’s final moments.
Deputies were called to the Houston home last November after Michael Blair, 26, a paranoid schizophrenic, locked himself in the bathroom and threatened to commit suicide.
An altercation followed between two officers and Blair, before he was shot eleven times.
The officers were later cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal investigation and a grand jury, but Blair’s family have now released disturbing home security video footage of the shocking incident, reports ABC7.
The footage shows the two officers trying to coax Blair out of the bathroom, but when they manage to open the door, they see that he has a knife.