Gowanus

Cops release footage from fatal police shooting in Gowanus

January 13, 2020 Scott Enman

The NYPD released body camera footage on Friday from a fatal police shooting that took place near the Gowanus Houses in October.

Two police officers shot Nasheem Prioleau near the corner of Baltic and Hoyt streets on Oct. 15 as he was firing at another person, police said at the time. Prioleau then began firing at the officers as they arrived at the scene.

The responding officers fired more than 30 times at Prioleau, according to ABC7. He was hit several times and was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he died.

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Prioleau was released from prison a week earlier after serving five years for robbery, ABC7 reported.

The video includes unedited footage, audio and radio transmissions prior to and during the incident.

Video: Courtesy of NYPD

All NYPD officers are required to wear body-worn cameras.

“The benefits of cameras are clear: transparency into police activity, de-escalation of police encounters and accountability for police officers, through an independent account of interactions between the police and the citizens they serve,” the NYPD said in a statement. “Body-worn cameras serve as a vital part of ongoing efforts to increase trust between the police and all New Yorkers.”

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