Family, friends of man killed in shootout with Rochester Police demand release of body camera video
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Relatives of a man killed in a shootout with Rochester police are calling for the release of police body camera video from the incident.
Police said 24-year-old Simran Gordon died last Wednesday. Police said he was in the process of robbing the Family Dollar on West Main Street when he shot at them and they shot back and killed him.
On Thursday, police said he was a suspect in three recent murders, but Gordon’s family said this is the first they’re hearing about that and they want answers.
“There’s a lot of stuff circling in the news about what Simron was responsible for and what he wasn’t responsible for, but none of these issues was brought up prior to his death by the Rochester Police Department,” Simron’s cousin Antonia Winter said.
“So that’s where we’re saying we want transparency and we don’t want them slandering his name until we have concrete evidence of anything he may or may not have been involved in. And of course, again, the body camera footage so we can substantiate whether there was any wrongdoing.”
The incident is also being investigated by the State Attorney General’s office.
As of Friday afternoon, the RPD still has not released body camera footage from the incident. News10NBC was initially told the footage would be released Friday, but now sources are telling us it should be out early next week.