Defense releases video of Rifle police shooting man in the back as he jogs away

The Denver Post: A man killed last month by Rifle police stood on the edge of a bridge with a gun pointed toward his chest, threatened to jump and then jogged away from officers before he was shot in the back, newly released video footage of the shooting shows.

David Lane, a Denver civil rights lawyer who represents the family of Allan George, released video recorded by a passerby who stopped to watch police engage with the 57-year-old. Lane called the shooting “cold-blooded murder” and accused investigators of trying to cover for the cops who fired shots.

Police had pulled George over because he was wanted on a warrant for possession of child pornography. George got out of his car with a gun and stood on the edge of a bridge over the Colorado River with a pistol pointed toward his chest.

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