By: FOX4News.com Staff
POSTED:DEC 28 2016 05:00PM CST
UPDATED:DEC 28 2016 06:15PM CST
FORT WORTH, Texas –
The lawyer of a man shot by a Fort Worth police officer says he believes his client was racially profiled.
Dashcam video shows an off-duty officer shooting David Collie on July 27. Collie’s lawyer says he released the video to bring attention to what he calls a ‘racially biased arrest’ by Fort Worth police.
The police dash cam video has no audio but shows an off-duty Fort Worth shoot the 33-year-old. Photos show Collie in custody later at the hospital. He survived but is now paralyzed. The video was released through his attorney.
He exited his vehicle with his gun drawn,” said Collie’s attorney, Nate Washington. “If you have your gun drawn, the chances of using that weapon or using deadly force skyrocket.”
The Fort Worth officer was in uniform in a marked police car but was working an off-duty job with a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy. They responded to a call about a robbery suspect with a silver pistol who may be nearby.
Police have not commented on the dash cam video but said at the time of the shooting the officer fired because Collie produced a silver object and pointed it at the deputy.
While video shows Collie’s right arm moving forward, it’s not clear if he’s holding anything. Police say they found a box cutter at the scene.
This dash cam video was released days after the viral video in which a white Fort Worth officer arrested a black mother and her two daughters.
“It comes on the heels of the Jacqueline Craig incident, which is a black eye on the city,” said Washington. “But before that happened, Mr. Collie was pressing me to release the video.”Warning: file_get_contents(): https:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /hermes/bosweb26a/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151 Warning: file_get_contents(https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cjnotebook.com%2F28589-2%2F): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /hermes/bosweb26a/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151