COLONIE, N.Y. - NEWS10 has obtained the surveillance video that shows the rage inside a Latham Gold's Gym before a Troy man ended up being Tased several times by police officers, dying minutes later.
32-year-old Chad Brothers can be seen in the video extremely hyped, flipping over tables and gym equipment while working out at the Gold's Gym the morning of October 31st. Patrons can be seen running from him to avoid the equipment being turned. After the incident, the Colonie Police Department was under intense scrutiny over their use of Taser, and many members of the community demanded to see the video.
The video, obtained by the Colonie Town Attorney's Office, shows exactly what happened in the moments leading up to Brothers' death. The video shows Brothers exiting the gym, then re-entering twice.
Witnesses told police Brothers had punched one man in the face, and was huffing back and forth in and out of locker rooms, even crawling down the stairs on all fours.
A 911 call into the Colonie Police Department around 6:30 a.m. reported Brothers was enraged, fighting with other patrons and damaging gym property.
Minutes after the first 911 call was made, you see a female Colonie police officer arriving with her gun drawn. Back up, of two more Colonie police officers, arrived a short time after.
A friend of Brothers told NEWS10 the man in the video is not the same happy-go-lucky man she knew.
Toxicology results found PCP and steroids in Brothers' system.
Colonie officers who responded claim they were unable to restrain Brothers which is why they ended up stunning him several times with a Taser.
Albany County D.A. Soares says that based upon review of the Colonie Police Department and their response to the incident at Gold's Gym, it has been determined that they acted appropriately and professionally under the circumstances.
The D.A.'s office also says Brothers died from a medical condition linked to drug use, not from being Tasered.
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