Shocking bodycam images show an attacker waving a knife at an officer before the officer shoots him in case Black Lives Matter protests are sparked in the city of Minnesota
- Officer Steve Mattson shot Paul Davis, 31, dead on September 15 in St Paul
- Policeman repeatedly told him to put down the knife & # 39; and & # 39; had to get away & # 39;
- Video shows how Mattson shot the attacker and called an ambulance
- Protesters marched to the shooting site on Sunday before video was released
Dramatic body cam recordings have emerged with an insane attacker armed with a knife attacking a Minnesota agent before being shot dead by the officer.
Officer Steve Mattson shouted warnings before shooting at Ronald Davis in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota on September 15, after the 31-year-old had assaulted him with a knife.
The video, released on Tuesday by the St. Paul police, shows how Mattson shot Davis after he told him to "put the knife down", which he ignored.
On Sunday, before the police released the recordings, protesters marched with & # 39; Black Lives Matter & # 39; from the western district of Saint Paul to the location where Davis died.
Ronald Davis (photo) can be seen with a knife in his right hand to the officer (left image). The officer draws for his weapon (right) and focuses after he has repeatedly asked him to put it down
Ronald Davis, in the photo, sees officer Steve Mattson attacking with a knife on 15 September. He was then shot by the policeman. The 31-year-old attacker had a daughter and a wife
St Paul & # 39; s police chief, Todd Axtell, said the officer responded appropriately because he had to defend himself. Ronald Davis (photo) attacked the officer with a knife after leaving him in St Paul, Minnesota
Since the publication of the attack, anti-police violence activists have not been convinced that Mattson's actions were justified.
They said it is unclear whether the police could have used non-lethal force to subdue Davis.
They asked to release the rest of the body cam recordings and the research material.
The video starts with Mattson leaving his vehicle when Davis can run to him. Davis was rammed against the back of the officer's car.
Although he got out of the way, Ronald Davis is shown to keep coming for the officer armed with a knife and what was later confirmed as a flashlight
Protesters said that it was not clear from the video whether the police officer could have used non-lethal force to subdue the attacker. They have asked to view all recordings
The 31-year-old seems to be carrying items in his hands that the police later confirmed to be a flashlight and a knife.
While avoiding David's furious attack, the officer tries to shout at him to drop the weapon, but he ignores him. Mattson then shoots Davis.
St. Paul & # 39; s police chief, Todd Axtell, supported the officer and said he had no option but to defend himself.
Mattson can be heard clearly on the video and asks the attacker to drop & # 39; the knife & # 39; and & # 39; get away & # 39; before he is shot.
After shooting Davis, Mattson calls to back up and says the suspect & # 39; still under shot & # 39; and that the conductor receives a medical response to the scene.
Activists can be seen with posters from Davis and Black Lives Matter during a Sunday protest by Saint Paul, Minnesota. Protesters say it is unclear whether Mattson could have used non-lethal force to subjugate the suspect
A crowd gathers at the location of Davis & # 39; s death during a protest on Sunday
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