Following weeks of loud demands for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to release footage from police shootings, the agency did just that for the first time, showing the killing of a knife-wielding man last year.
The graphic footage begins with Officer Tyler Landreville finding Frankie Feliciano holding a knife on a man in a wheelchair. Landreville yells, “Put the f---ing knife down!” before his three rapid gunshots drop Feliciano on West State Street, according to WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.
“Oh, thank God,” the man in the wheelchair says as Landreville radios in.
“HQ, shots fired, got one down. Start rescue,” the officer is heard saying, his handgun still briefly held out as the man in the wheelchair leans forward and signs.
Landreville does not offer any aid to the dying man.
The release comes after Landreville was cleared by the Sheriff’s Office. He will face no discipline or training, and he had already been cleared of any criminal arrest back in March by the State Attorney’s Office.
The release also followed weeks of protests that found thousands of Jacksonville residents chanting, “Release the footage,” to Sheriff Mike Williams, State Attorney Melissa Nelson and Mayor Lenny Curry.
An expanded version of this story that includes reaction from the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville’s Ben Frazier is at Jacksonville.com.