originally published by: WWJ Newsradio 950
17th May 2010
Southfield attorney Geoffery Fieger, who is representing family members of a 7-year-old girl who was fatally shot by an officer during a week end raid, says he has video footage of the incident.
During an afternoon news conference, Fieger said the footage shot by the A and E crime reality show, “The First 48” shows at lease one shot was fired after police threw a stun grenade into the home.
Authorities have claimed the gun was fired by accident when police broke into the apartment early Sunday, striking the girl in the neck. The video is about 3 to 4 minutes in length. “As Mayor Bing indicated, the madness has got to stop,” Fieger said. “I agree. The madness also involves the police department not coming forward and being honest,” he said.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym says state police will take over the investigation of the fatal shooting of Aiyana Jones by a Detroit police officer during a weekend raid at the girl’s home. Worthy said bringing in the state police to investigate the killing would avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.