The questions began almost immediately after the shooting.
Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, who was shot and killed by San Diego police officer Neal Browder in an alley in the Midway neighborhood in late April, turned out to be unarmed, despite initial reports that said he had a knife. And Browder didn’t turn on the body camera he was wearing before the shooting.
But a security camera from a nearby business did record the entire incident. According to a sworn court statement from an employee of the business who watched the video at least 20 times. Nehad had done nothing to provoke Browder to shoot and kill him. The employee called the video “shocking.”
The city, however, says Nehad threatened Browder and was closing in on him when the officer drew his gun and fired. Browder has been returned to active duty while prosecutors weigh any charges against him.