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Louisiana finally released body-cam footage of a police shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy


A judge has released body cam footage from the police shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy in Louisiana in September 2015. The two officers who fired multiple shots into the car said they didn't know the boy was inside. They've been indicted on second-degree murder charges.

The marshals pursued the car after they saw a man, Christopher Few, having an argument with his girlfriend before driving away. The officers claim Few rammed into their car after refusing to pull over and was backing the car toward them again when they fired. The body cam footage actually shows Few's car stationary and his hands raised.

While Few was critically wounded, his son, Jeremy Mardis was shot five times.

One of the charged officers has a history of excessive force -- he once broke a teenager's arms while breaking up a school bus fight. Both officers are awaiting separate murder trials later in the year.

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Louisiana finally released body-cam footage of a police shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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