VANCOUVER - An Alberta agency investigating a fatal police shooting in Vancouver is looking for more witnesses to the incident following the release of a video of the killing.
After the video emerged this week, the B.C. government asked the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to review the case, in which Paul Boyd was fatally shot by police in August 2007.
The officer who fired the fatal shot testified he thought Boyd was armed, but the video shows an apparently unarmed man crawling on his hands and knees seconds before he is killed.
The Alberta team says it's spoken to the person who provided the video but there may be other witnesses who didn't speak to Vancouver police at the time of the shooting and it's asking them to come forward now.
At a news conference Thursday, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said 12 witnesses were interviewed after the shooting but police didn't know anyone had videotaped the incident.
Chu also apologized to Boyd's family, but his sister, Deborah Boyd, said various apologies were nothing more than excuses for an officer who should have been disciplined for firing multiple shots at her mentally ill brother.
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