Lindani Myeni: Lawyers Want Cops to Come Clean, Believe There Is a Cover-up

Lindani Myeni: Lawyers Want Cops to Come Clean, Believe There Is a Cover-up

- Jim Bickerton, a prominent US lawyer who is representing the family of Lindani Myeni believes that the police are holding back critical information

- He wants the 911 calls released and the full bodycam footage relating to the incidents

- Bickerton believes that Myeni defended himself thinking that his life was in danger as the police had not identified themselves

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The lawyer representing the family of Lindani Myeni want the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii to release all the information relating to the case.

The prominent lawyer believes that the police are withholding critical information. Jim Bickerton, the legal representative, believes the police have only chosen to release a small part of the body cam footage.

The SABC reported that Bickerton also wants the 911 tapes in addition to the complete bodycam footage.

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Lindani Myeni: Lawyers want cops to come clean, believe there is a cover-up
The lawyer representing Lindani Myeni believes that the police are withholding information. Photo credit: @Refmista
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"The US lawyer representing the family of late Lindani Myeni is asking for the release of the 911 tapes and bodycam footage that precedes what the Honolulu Police Department has chosen to release. #sabcnews"

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said that the police did not overreact and that she was impressed with how they acted.

Bickerton believes that Myeni thought his life was in danger due to the fact that the police did not identify themselves.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Honolulu police department (HPD) are doubling down on their claims that their officers acted correctly in the fatal shooting of South African citizen Lindani Myeni on Wednesday 14 April.

The department even went as far as to call the officers 'brave'. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has slammed the HPD and labelled the shooting a 'racist killing'.

According to Radio 702, Honolulu police department's Allan Nagata claimed the officers believed they were in a fight for their lives and did not know if the suspect was armed.

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In other news, social media users are demanding #JusticeForLindaniMyeni after the fatal shooting.

The reports that the rugby player attacked police officers and forced them to use deadly forces were met with disbelief by those who knew him.

The Honolulu Police Department released footage of the shooting in which they respond to an alleged burglary.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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