The widow of an unarmed man who was shot and killed outside his hotel room last year by an Arizona police officer is speaking out on Wednesday.
Laney Sweet gave her first interview to the news media since the former cop who shot her husband, 26-year-old Daniel Shaver, was acquitted of murder charges by a jury in Maricopa County last week.
‘I've been fighting for two years and screaming,’ Sweet told CBS News.
‘Finally, now, it took people watching my husband die a very horrible inhumane death for people to care.’
Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, was found not guilty in the 2016 death of 26-year-old father-of-two Shaver, from Granbury, Texas.
The shooting, which Shaver's family has referred to as an 'execution,' occurred in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when officers were responding to a call that someone was pointing a gun out a window at the La Quinta Hotel.
Shaver's widow, Laney Sweet, and Shaver's parents have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the city of Mesa over the shooting death.
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