Police release raw body camera footage of Philip Brailsford shooting in 2016.
Philip Brailsford was on trial for killing an unarmed man at a Mesa motel in 2016.
Philip Brailsford acquitted of murder charge in fatal shooting of unarmed man inside hotel room.
The Mesa Police Association says they're relieved but not surprised after hearing the verdict.
Officer Philip Brailsford
PHOENIX - A former Arizona police officer has been acquitted in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man nearly two years ago at a hotel in Mesa.
Watch raw video from inside the courtroom as the verdict was read.
The acquittal on Thursday clears 27-year-old Philip Brailsford of criminal liability in the January 2016 shooting death of Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas.
Shaver was shot at a hotel in the community of Mesa as officers responded to a call that someone was pointing a gun out a window.
The shooting happened after Shaver was ordered to lay face-down in a hallway.
Brailsford says he fired when Shaver reached toward his back, as if he was pulling out a handgun.
Authorities say it looked like Shaver was pulling up his shorts that had fallen down as he was ordered to crawl toward officers.