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Feidin Santana is the man who captured the murder of Walter Scott, after he was pulled over for a broken tail light. Scott, who was shot in the back 8 times by former police officer Michael Slager, is seen running away from the officer in the video. Santana held on to the video before releasing it to Scott’s family because he wanted to see if the police would tell the truth.

“He wanted to see what reports were coming from the North Charleston Police Department because of the fact that they may have told the truth,” Anthony Scott, Walter’s brother, told TIME Wednesday. “And when they continued with the lies, he said, ‘I have to come forward.’”

Anthony also stated he didn’t understand how a traffic stop turned into his brother being killed. When Santana approached the family at Scott’s memorial service he was shocked at what he saw on the video.

“I was angry. Shocked,” Scott said. “I said, ‘We have to have that.’ So that we could prove it was innocent.”

“I think that if that man never showed the video we would not be at the point that we’re at right now,” Scott said. “The video tells the truth. It would not be so hard for us to prove that this man was running away when you get shot in your back. I mean how can you defend that?”
Even Santana knew he had something important on his hands after capturing the murder.
“I knew right away, I had something on my hands,” Feidin Santana told NBC Nightly News.
One can only hope Santana is protecting himself from police retaliation. We all know what happened to the man who captured Eric Garner’s murder.
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