Video Released on UF Student Shot by Police
For the first time since the March 2nd police shooting involving a University of Florida graduate student, we are getting to see what happened thanks to the video that was posted on YouTube.
Video, shot outside UF graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong's Corry Village apartment on March 2nd, shows several University of Florida police officers using a battering ram in an attempt to reach Brempong.
Audio was cut in some places because the group "Justice4Kofi" says one of the two people making the video didn't want her voice revealed. Shots are also heard as police tried to subdue Brempong. According to the FDLE report, Brempong was wielding a medal rod and a knife was placed on his leg as police say they first saw him sitting on a sofa. Despite being tased and shot with bean bags, two other gunshots are heard. Brempong was hit in the face; his jaw shattered.
Brempong was brought to Shands UF for treatment - he's still recovering from his injuries. The University of Florida released a statement on the release of the video saying "we cannot draw conclusions without a full set of facts." FDLE took the time it needed to investigate this incident and now the state attorney will need to make determinations about the actions of the officers and the actions of the student."
The State Attorney's Office is conducting an investigation into the shooting and will release their findings in the coming weeks.
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