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D.A.: Body-Cam Video Justifies Utah Officer Shooting of Unarmed Man

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Damian Dovargane—AP A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media on Jan. 15, 2014.

A police officer was legally justified in shooting an unarmed man, a Salt Lake City district attorney said Tuesday, in a decision based on video from the officer’s body camera. The case is the first time the district attorney there has relied on body-cam evidence to determine whether an officer-involved shooting could be justified.

Dillon Taylor, 20, was shot to death by Salt Lake City officer Bron Cruz on Aug. 11 after police received a report about three men who were seen near a 7-Eleven, possibly flashing a gun, reported NBC affiliate KSL…

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