Laney Sweet, left, widow of Daniel Shaver, arrives at Maricopa County Superior Court with attorney Mark Geragos, right, for the opening statements in the trial of former Mesa, Ariz., police officer Philip Brailsford, charged with murder in the fatal 2016 shooting of the unarmed Shaver, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Phoenix.
Laney Sweet, left, widow of Daniel Shaver, arrives at Maricopa County Superior Court with attorney Mark Geragos, right, for the opening statements in the trial of former Mesa, Ariz., police officer Philip Brailsford, charged with murder in the fatal 2016 shooting of the unarmed Shaver, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin AP
Laney Sweet, left, widow of Daniel Shaver, arrives at Maricopa County Superior Court with attorney Mark Geragos, right, for the opening statements in the trial of former Mesa, Ariz., police officer Philip Brailsford, charged with murder in the fatal 2016 shooting of the unarmed Shaver, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin AP

The acquittal of Officer Philip Brailsford and the crisis of police impunity

December 19, 2017 05:10 PM