Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.
When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands.
Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking.
Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by Cruz.
The body cam footage was released in September of last year, however, it stopped just after the shots were fired.
Apparently the department did not want you to see what happened after as the full video was not released until this week. That’s when he turned off the music,” Taylor’s brother Jerrail Taylor told the SLC Tribune. At , Officer Cruz walks past two men who were friends with Dillon Taylor.
It shows the disturbing moments before and after this innocent man was gunned down by police.“He couldn’t hear them, so he just kept walking. “I saw them point guns at my brother’s face, and I knew what was going to happen.”One officer told Taylor to get on the ground, while another told him to put his hands on his head.“He got confused, he went to pull up his pants to get on the ground, and they shot him,” Jerrail Taylor said. At , Officer Cruz walks behind Taylor, who has on a white T-shirt and is listening to music. Starting at , you will notice the headphone cord coming out of Taylor’s pocket.A report by the Daily Kos provides a detailed breakdown of the 7-minute video: Now that the full video has been released, it’s disturbingly clear that nothing about this police shooting was justified. At , we see the officer has his gun drawn and is yelling at Taylor, who’s holding his sagging pants up and does not appear to hear Cruz. At , you will see that the headphones were clearly going up to Taylor’s ears.At , the officer asks Dillon to “give me your hands,” but Taylor is already near death.His friends begin screaming and crying in the background. At , the officer turns Taylor over, the headphones are visible, and the officer states “it’s clear”—meaning that Taylor was actually unarmed.At , the officer turns Taylor completely over, keeping him handcuffed, and begins talking to him and trying to get him to talk.Taylor appears nearly dead and is completely covered in blood.