The family of Lymond Moses is speaking out, calling for the officers who killed him to be fired and prosecuted. The family says the body camera footage of Moses’ death — released — refutes the official account of how police claim it originally happened.On Jan. 13, around 1:10 a.m., police claimed Moses’ vehicle was “suspicious” initiated a senseless interaction. When police approached Moses, he had not harmed anyone, he had not broken a law and was merely sleeping in his own vehicle which , yet they opened both of his doors interrogating him. Just minutes after police approached him, Moses would be killed.
As the footage shows, three officers approach Moses to berate him with sleeping in his car. Moses tells the officers repeatedly that he lives nearby and wasn’t doing anything wrong. However, officers saw that Moses had cannabis in his car, which gave them cause for the escalation of force.
“All right man, well we’re just out here man stolen cars, we see you sleeping and weed sitting right here,” the officer says. “We thought we make contact and .”
Moses tells them that the car stolen.
“Nobody said ,” the officers says. “We just said that’s why we are out here looking.”
One of the officers then tells Moses to “hop out” of the vehicle while another officer tells him resist and to cooperate.
“If it’s just weed, we don’t s*** about weed,” the officers says.
At , after realizing the car stolen officers admitted that they “don’t s*** about weed,” the interaction should have ended. But it .
For some reason, Moses would make of not complying, costing him his life. exiting the vehicle, Moses started it and drove away as officers told him .
The pursuit lasted only seconds as Moses immediately trapped himself dead-end.
“Stop the f*****g car,” yells the officers.
“Don’t ,” another officer yells.
Moses then deliberately swerves of the officers clear avoid hitting them. As he drives officers, they into the side of the vehicle, executing the unarmed man whose only “crime” had been sleeping in his car with weed.
After they killed Moses, police initially claimed that he swerved toward officers in to run them over “at a high rate of speed,” had no choice but to .
As NBC 10 reports, during a Tuesday afternoon , Moses’ wife, two sisters, and a family attorney said the newly released video refuted that.
“They in harm’s way,” attorney Emeka Igwe said. “And that refutes them opening fire. When it shows that Lymond facing directly, that he was swerving around them, decided to through his windows as he went through them, they weren’t in harm’s way. they got behind the vehicle were still shooting.”
Igwe explained stop was unconstitutional and police violated Moses’ rights by “illegally opening up the doors of his vehicle.”
“In the wake of George Floyd we’re different time where officers be held accountable,” Igwe said. “We’re not against all . We appreciate . Many of the officers out here are good . But what occurred to Lymond Moses by these rogue must be accounted for. must be held accountable.”
Moses’ widow, Amanda Spence called on the president to intervene in her husband’s death.
“I’m pleading and calling on Joe Biden to please hear my calls and answer and help us get the justice for Lymond Moses that ,” Spence said. “Please Joe Biden, for your hometown and help us get justice. Please!”
Given Biden’s pro-police state history, however, extremely unlikely that her pleas for his be heard, much less heeded.
Though this video is damning and clearly shows the officers killed Moses for no reason, Igwe says more .
“That video is redacted. There’s audio that shows interaction from the very beginning,” Igwe said. “I couldn’t help but notice that the audio of the officers first approach the vehicle is missing. video exists. So we’re asking New Castle County Police to not put out a propaganda video. Release video, unedited, without your commentary, that has all the audio from end.”
So far, the department has refused to be transparent officers been named.
“Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are departmental policy law be made until all facts are known investigation is complete,” New Castle County Police Lt. Brian Faulkner said.
Below disturbing video.