Grissom was fleeing from the scene of a robbery when he was chased by police and surrendered, yet cops executed him. Like Micheal Brown, Grissom had his hands up and fingers spread, but he was shot to death anyway. Luckily, there were witnesses to Grissom's execution.
Frances Prizzia, a defense attorney who said she was standing outside a nearby doughnut shop at the time of the incident, told the Associated Press that Grissom had his hands raised when he was shot.
Like most police officers, Culver City police made excuses for Grissom's murder. Culver City police said Grissom was reaching for his waist and they thought he would draw a gun. But the witnesses' statements contradicted the police account.
"He had his hands up the whole time, fingers open," Prizzia said. "There was no way he was reaching for anything.
"He absolutely did not move his hands," she said. "The only time he moved was when he reverberated from the bullets."
Report about the winning verdict
Early report about Grissom's death
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