Santana, the man who shot the video, is interviewed by NBC News‘ Lester Holt:
I thought about his position, their situation … If I were to have a family member that would happen [to], I would like to know the truth.
In another Interview on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Santana also says:
I felt that my life, with this information, might be in danger. I thought about erasing the video and just getting out of the community, you know Charleston, and living some place else. I knew this cop didn’t do the right thing.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Walter Scott’s mother, Judy Scott describes viewing the tape of her son’s shooting:
When I looked at that tape, it was the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen, I am very very upset concerning it it. I almost couldn’t look at it. To see my son running defensively and being shot – it just tore my heart to pieces. I pray that this never happens to another person – this has to got to stop…From a child he has been raised in the church. From day one he sang in the choir, he played the drums he would call his mom every single day.
Walter’s brother Anthony describes the moment he arrived at the scene:
The police told me had died. That is all they gave me. I already knew he had been Tasered – I thought that’s what had actually happened. He had gotten Tasered to death. But then my nephew told me he had died.