In the early morning hours of Sept. 29, 2023, Decatur man Steve Perkins, 39, was shot and killed when Decatur Police officers accompanied a tow truck driver trying to repossess Perkins' truck.

The tow truck driver had reportedly already tried to repossess Perkins' truck before but was chased off at gunpoint. The driver reported the incident to police and later returned with the officers when the shooting occurred.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) turned over its investigation material to the Morgan County District Attorney's office on Dec. 26, 2023. Until now, only small clips and Ring doorbell camera footage have been released to the public.

However, 1819 News has obtained the footage compiled by ALEA for the DA's office as part of their investigation.

The footage begins with the initial 911 call from the tow truck driver and walks through the scenario until the shooting of Perkins, which is shown from multiple angles.

Warning: Graphic footage

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An attorney for the Perkins family said Perkins did not have time to comply with police before he was gunned down.

After an internal investigation, Decatur Police Chief Todd Pinion "determined department policies were violated," Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling said during a city council meeting on Nov. 20, 2023.

SEE ALSO: Decatur Police Chief determines department policies were violated in shooting of Stephen Perkins

The three officers who were terminated and the one suspended following the incident are appealing the decision.

A grand jury indicted former officer Mac Bailey Marquette on January 4 for murdering Perkins, and he is set to stand trial on November 18. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

SEE ALSO: Stephen Perkins family files federal lawsuit in death case; Names of officers revealed

Last week, Huntsville radio WVNN's Dale Jackson announced his possession of the full ALEA footage, which led to an online dispute with a Decatur Daily reporter David Gambino, who has since deleted his Twitter account.

According to WHNT, three officers have asked to dismiss the civil case. The lawsuit names four officers: Bailey Marquette, Christopher Mukkadam, Joey Williams and Vance Summers. It alleges federal civil rights violations by these defendants. Mukkadam, Williams and Summers all filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit as they aren't facing any charges in connection to the shooting.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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