CCTV footage shows moment man was shot inside courtroom

The video then shows a deputy US Marshall identified in court documents as Jane Doe pull her gun from its holster and fire four quick shots at Angilau

The video then shows a deputy US Marshall identified in court documents as Jane Doe pull her gun from its holster and fire four quick shots at Angilau

An oficer out of shot yells "drop the pen".

The video shows a U.S. Marshall shooting dead, racketeering defendant and gang member Siale Angilau as he attacks a testifying witness.

Tenifa told the court about the gang's practices, including how boys as young as 9 are recruited and how they must put in "work".

District Judge John Dowdell released the video of a 2014 shooting of a defendant who attacked a witness, during a trial inside the courtroom.

The witness jumps back as Angilau falls over the front of the witness stand. He was concealed behind the witness stand when officers opened fire.

The judge in the case declared a mistrial, and the US marshal was later cleared of any wrongdoing.


Someone is heard shouting in the direction of Angilau: "Get on the ground". Angilau was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The video is pixelated to obscure the judge, officers and others in the courtroom.

Robert Sykes, the Angilau family's attorney, said a jury should see the video and make a decision about whether the marshal used appropriate force.

Faces of nearly all the people present inside the courtroom at the time, including the judge is blurred in the video. They supported journalists' efforts to see the video.

A judge chose to release courtroom footage of the incident after a lawsuit from Angilau's family was dismissed. "There was no necessity to use force". Sykes acknowledged it was a tough case for the judge, but said he was disappointed in Dowdell's ruling.

In July 2016, the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a coalition of Utah media, including the Deseret News, KSL, Salt Lake Tribune, Fox 13 and Associated Press, filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the video with the assistance of attorneys from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless. However, on Friday, Dowdell dismissed the suit on the basis that the marshal had reasonable belief the defendant was going to harm or kill the witness.

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