Lindani Myeni’s family lawyer, James Bickerton, Honolulu police has been attempting to prevent them from getting the doorbell footage.
The Honolulu Police Department has released new, unedited doorbell footage from the night Lindani Myeni was killed.
As previously reported, Honolulu police shot Lindani Myeni numerous times during a suspected burglary. He died as a result of his gunshot wounds. He was laid to rest at Richards Bay on May 8, 2021.
In the latest video, Myeni is seen entering a residence in Honolulu in April, followed by an Asian guy and a woman. He pauses to remove his shoes before entering the house (as is customary when entering a shrine or holy location). He is also seen wearing an Umqhele (traditional African headband), which he used to wear to the temple.
NEW: Doorbell video shows different view leading up to #LindaniMyeni being shot and killed by Honolulu Police on April 14th — Myeni can be seen apologizing and leaving house in Nuuanu, attorney believes Myeni was trying to go to nearby temple @KITV4 >> pic.twitter.com/BLI4Gt8kK4
— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) June 15, 2021
Lindani Myeni’s family lawyer, Bickerton told eNCA in an exclusive interview that the pair testified that the 29-year-old never got closer than one to two metres and made no physical contact.
“On the 911 call, the woman confirms to the operator that Myeni is not armed, shouting or threatening. The landlord has confirmed in a deposition that no property was taken, missing or otherwise disturbed, “We are fortunate to have the recordings linked. With modern recording technology, doorbell videos and body cams, the public can see what has been going on and we hope this technology will help bring such police conduct to an end.”
In April, Myeni’s wife, Lindsay Myeni said: “I think he might have been trying to drive to the temple because he was looking for a place to pray or figure out and clear his mind about what was stressing him in life. Good stress…happy stress, he was about to get his green card,” she said.
Since then, the family has filed a wrongful arrest case against the Honolulu Police Department.