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Body cam, 911 tapes in Walter Wallace killing to be released

APTOPIX Philadelphia Police Shooting
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Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 18:42:38-04

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner in Philadelphia says her department will release 911 tapes and footage from police body cameras “in the near future” in the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.

Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a briefing Wednesday that officials will do so after talking with Wallace’s relatives to prepare them. She also says the police department should move “as soon as possible” to integrate with mental health services.

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Mayor Jim Kenney says looting prevention and assistance to the police are the reasons the city asked for the National Guard to be deployed after two nights of unrest after the police killing of Wallace.