The Weber County Attorney’s Office released the video Thursday after showing it to Bell’s parents earlier in the day. The three officers involved each wore body cameras during the March 23 incident and Chris Allred, the county attorney, said the video released was the most complete of the three versions. It was not edited, he said, though footage prior to the confrontation, as the officers looked for Bell’s apartment at the Harrisville complex, was not included in the video publicly released.
Lex Scott, who has pressed for release of the video and, as head of Black Lives Matter Utah, has blasted the March 23 police response as excessive, spoke to Bell’s parents after they saw the video. The man’s mother, who’s been advised by legal counsel not to publicly comment, “said it was very difficult to watch,” Scott said.