Lawyer for family of slain airman: Video & calls show deputy went to wrong home

Source: SFGate

“A lawyer for the family of Roger Fortson said Thursday that the body camera footage of the Florida sheriff’s deputy who killed the Black U.S. Air Force airman and police radio traffic from right after the shooting reinforce their assertion that the deputy was directed to the wrong apartment while responding to a domestic disturbance call that day. … ‘Uh, don’t have any further other than a male and female,’ the dispatcher told officers. ‘It’s all fourth-party information from the front desk at the leasing office.’ Crump also highlighted two portions of the bodycam video in which the deputy asked the woman leading him around the complex, ‘Which door?’ The woman responded, ‘Um … I’m not sure.’ Seconds later, the woman told the officer that she heard a disturbance two weeks ago, but ‘I wasn’t sure where it came from.'” (05/16/24)