Family of man killed by Dallas police officer demands additional, unedited evidence



Police have released bodycam and surveillance videos of the fatal shooting of Kyle Dail. His family is demanding more - including the officer's arrest.


DALLAS — The family of the man shot and killed during an arrest attempt last week is demanding the release of all unedited police videos related to the case before they can believe what the Dallas Police Department (DPD) tell them the videos show.


Kyle Dail, 30, was shot and killed late Thursday night after officers investigated complaints about drug deals at the LBJ Food Mart on Jupiter Road.


DPD said Dail had eluded arrest earlier that night but then returned to the food mart, where officers approached him at the back of the store.


As shown in the portions of body camera video and surveillance video that police have released, police say they tackled Dail because they had been chasing him earlier that night, feared he had a gun, and didn't want to give him a chance to run again. But 27 seconds into the struggle, in video that police spotlighted, police say Dail raises a handgun near an officer's face and then throws the gun away.


But one officer had already made the decision to open fire.

"He actively disarmed himself. And they shot him," civil rights attorney Justin Moore, who is representing the Dail family, said. "That's not justified. That's criminal."

Tuesday afternoon, Dail's family along with Dallas activist Dominique Alexander, demanded police release all of the unedited videos, including any dashcam and helicopter videos to prove the chase happened. They also demanded the officer who killed Dail be terminated and charged with a crime.


"You can't just take a child of God like that away from us like that with no reasoning," Dail's brother Sarandon Steward said. "At the end of the day, we should still have him here with us today, but we don't."


"Time, money, nothing you could say, do, protest, nothing would ever make me feel right about this," Dail's sister Kinesha Dail said.


She told WFAA last week that he was likely throwing the gun away in an attempt to avoid another potential gun charge on his record. She doesn't believe he was trying to shoot anyone.


"I'm gonna forever deal with this until the day I die," said Kinesha Dail.


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