The New York Police Department on Thursday released bodycam footage of a chaotic scene in which officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife and a fake gun, the first fatal police encounter captured on the devices since officers started wearing them earlier this year.
The 16-minute compilation video shows the September 6 slaying of 31-year-old Miguel Richards, a college student studying information technology, which took place after a tense, hour-long standoff.
Officers were called to his Bronx studio apartment after his landlord reported he hadn't seen him for a few days and requested a welfare check.
The video shows an officer shining a flashlight on Richards as Richards kneels on his bed wearing dark glasses and holding a knife. He never speaks.