The price of withholding video footage evidence
Why it matters: The case drew questions over why video evidence was withheld for more than two years after the shooting.
It also cost the county at least $170,000 to settle legal disputes.
Polk deputy Ryan Phillips shot and killed Hayes as he tried to flee on foot in an Altoona neighborhood, sheriff’s officials said.
Hayes was holding a gun at the time of the shooting, according to the sheriff’s officials. Methamphetamine was later found in Hayes’ system, autopsy records show.
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