Mesa Arizona Police Department
|Dates of Service||Hired in 2013|
|Last Known Status||Retired|
2016 Death of Daniel Shaver
In January 2016, Mesa Arizona Police Department officers were called to a hotel on a report that someone was pointing a gun out of a window. Officers, including Brailsford, located Shaver, and ordered him to exit his hotel room, lie face-down in the hallway, and then crawl towards the officers. Shaver reached towards his waistline, and Brailsford shot Shaver, killing him.
On March 4, 2016, Brailsford was charged with one count of second-degree murder.
On March 21, 2016, Brailsford was fired.
In 2017, Shaver's wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
On December 7, 2017, a jury acquitted Brailsford of second-degree murder.
Shaver's parents filed a lawsuit.
In August 2018, Brailsford was rehired by the department, allowed to apply for his pension, and then retired for medical reasons. Brailsford claimed post-traumic stress disorder from the shooting.
In 2021, Shaver's parents reached a settlement with the city.
On November 22, 2022, Shavers's wife reached a settlement with the city for $8 million.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Megan Cassidy, Mesa police officer charged with murder was rising star, AZ Central, 2016-03-30
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Wife of Texas man killed by police in Arizona settles suit, Spectrum Local News, 2022-11-24
- ↑ Mesa officer charged with murder in man's death, ABC 15, 2016-03-04
- ↑ Jacques Billeaud, Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted in fatal hotel shooting, AP News, 2017-12-07
- ↑ Erik Ortiz, Police officer who fatally shot sobbing man temporarily rehired to apply for pension, NBC News, 2019-07-12
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