After admitting to mistakenly killing Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr., following a mall shooting that left two other people injured in Alabama, the credibility of local law enforcement was lacking, to put it mildly. And now, to add insult to literal injury, it appeared that the Hoover Police Department was concealing both the name of the officer who fired the fatal shot as well as the accompanying body cam footage that was presumably rolling at the time of the shooting in the Riverside Galleria on Thanksgiving night.
Protesters gather at Hoover City Hall to demand answers and transparency in the death of EJ Bradford, who was fatally shot by a Hoover PD Officer after a shooting at the Galleria Mall Thanksgiving night. pic.twitter.com/dNCv3jxTal
— Anna Beahm (@_AnnaBeahm) November 27, 2018
While an arrest for the actual suspect came Thursday, it wasn’t nearly enough solace for Bradford’s grieving family, which was never notified by police about the shooting and had to find out on social media. On top of that, police have consequently avoided meeting with local civil rights leaders over the hasty killing of a legally armed man in an open carry state. The response, or
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