Family Pleads For Release Of OKC Police's Body Camera Footage In Loved One’s Death

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020, 4:19 pm
By: Erica Rankin

Black Live Matter OKC and the family of Derrick Ollie Scott have pleaded that the Oklahoma City Police Department release body camera footage from the day Derrick Scott died.

Derrick’s mother, Vickey R. Scott, said they have been waiting a year to see that video. She said police have let the NAACP and Black Lives Matter OKC see it, but not them.

“What happened to George Floyd happened to my son a year ago,” Scott said.

Scott described the details she remembered from the day Derrick Scott took his last breath. She said that he was in the area of SE 44th Street and High Avenue getting tacos from a taco truck.

“There was a conflict with a $20 bill,” said Scott. “A counterfeit $20 bill.”

Though the family has not been able to see the video, Scott said Black Lives Matter told her an officer sat on her son’s back right before he died.

“They said he was yelling, 'Oh God, I can’t breathe,'” said Scott.

Now, a year later, they are asking the video be released for closure.

The Oklahoma City Police Department told News 9 they are working on getting the video ready to be released.