MILWAUKEE -- The family of Jay Anderson got a look at new video from the shooting that killed their loved one. They're demanding authorities release the footage to the public.
A Wauwatosa police officer shot and killed 23-year-old Jay Anderson more than four months ago. He was in a parked car in Madison Park with a gun in his possession around 3 a.m. on June 23.
"We need all of this information to come out because we believe from day one there has been a cover-up in this case," said Linda Anderson, Jay's Mother.
Jay's mother said the unknown makes grieving her child very difficult.
"At some point you get tired of asking," said family friend Michael Kemet.
Family and friends of Jay Jr. said they won't stop asking for answers and begging for justice, but they're tired.
"We're pretty much demanding transparency in this case," Kemet said.
They're asking authorities to release the name of the officer who shot Anderson and they want the public to see the dash cam video in its entirety.
"I seen the video and Jay did nothing to cause that officer to shoot and kill him like he did," Anderson said.
The family recently saw an enhanced video and new footage, including the interaction between the officer who pulled the trigger and the first officer to arrive after the incident.
"That conversation does not match what the officer wrote two days later in his written statement," Kemet said.
The Anderson's said police tell them releasing the video is up to the district attorney. They said the DA tells them it's up to police.
TODAY'S TMJ4 asked the District Attorney's Office if and when the video will be released. They referred us to their previous statements.
In July, the DA said the city of Wauwatosa has the authority to release the video. We asked police about the video and received this statement:
"It is our understanding that the Jay Anderson, Jr. video has been enhanced by the state at the family's request, however, we do not have a copy of it and have not seen it. Consistent with our earlier position on this incident we will be making all records of this case available to the public, following Wisconsin Public Records protocols, when the DA's office makes a final determination and issues a report. We ask everyone to withhold judgment until the full investigation is complete, and the entire record can be considered in its entirety when released to the public."