The aftermath of the shooting is that the officer who shot Mr. Grant resigned effective immediately and there is a criminal investigation into the matter. The Grant family has also filed a $25m lawsuit against the city of Oakland.
I have been wondering a few things since this shooting. If the shooting wasn't recorded what the outcome be? I believe that police officers have for years been able to put their version of events out there without any real video evidence to back up their claims. I don't doubt for a second that the story of this murder would have been described very differently had it not been on tape. I also am wondering if the police officer who many have said may have been reaching for his Taser (which is a fair belief in my opinion) could be so reckless as to have his Taser and his gun on the same side, then what does that say for all of the other police departments that use Tasers to subdue people. Is there a protocol that needs to be addressed? Where do we go from here?