Judge Orders Videos Of Alabama Mall Thanksgiving Shooting To Be Released To Suspect's Attorney

A judge ordered prosecutors to turn over all footage from the Thanksgiving Alabama mall shooting to Erron Brown's attorney, but prosecutors currently don't have any videos.
Breanna Edwards Dec, 06, 2018

All body camera and surveillance footage showing the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria outside of Birmingham, Ala., must be given to the attorney representing Erron Brown, the 20-year-old charged in the shooting, a judge has ordered.

According to AL.com, Charles Salvagio, an attorney representing Brown, filed a motion on Tuesday requesting discovery from prosecutors. As part of that routine motion, Salvagio made a special request for all footage of the incident to be released to him. On Wednesday, Jefferson County District Judge William A. Bell Jr. accepted the motion.

Meanwhile, Salvagio is professing his client’s innocence.

“He is not guilty. Period,” Salvagio said.

The attorney acknowledged that Bradford and Brown knew one another, along with the others who were involved in the incident. Even as he is waiting for the video, he is making sure to “turn over every leaf” and ensure that every part of the case is investigated.

Despite the motion, however, Salvagio noted that prosecutors don’t have any of the videos requested. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, who is also investigating the case, are the ones with all the footage.

Salvagio insisted that ALEA is “not going to rush this…and they shouldn’t.”

Brown is currently being held on $125,000 bond at the Jefferson County Jail, and appeared in court on Wednesday, with his preliminary hearing set for Jan. 17.

Brown is facing attempted murder for the Nov. 22 shooting that injured an 18-year-old young man and a 12-year-old girl. Bradford was shot and killed by police and was initially wrongly identified as a suspect. A exam conducted by a forensic pathologist hired by Bradford’s family determined that the 21-year-old was shot three times in the back.

In the meantime, Brown’s family, including his mother, is standing behind the young man. Ebony Brown said that she believes her son’s name will be cleared once all the facts have been determined.

“I just want the facts to come out,” she said. “Let the facts come out before you start judging.”