ANNOTATED – Toronto Cyclist Sheppard Killed – Bryant on security cameras


From the video description:
This is security camera footage edited in the time sequence according to eyewitness accounts from August 31, 2009 9:45pm

There may be gaps of time between the available footage.

Security camera shows Bryant repeatedly approaching Sheppard with his car and seemingly running the bike down, throwing Sheppard over the hood. (Bloor, west of Bay)

Car backs away from a bike and man getting up from the ground. The car accelerates away, driving past the man who runs down the street after/beside the car as it passes him. The bike is left behind.

Car speeds down the street on the wrong side.

Bryant leaves the scene of the cyclist’s death and is apprehended, apparently 1hr 45 minutes later. Questions remain about the intervening time. His second phone call after the accident was to the PR firm Navigator: http://www.navltd.com

I offer my personal respects and condolences to the families and loved ones of both Mr. Bryant and Mr. Sheppard whose lives have been affected by the brutality of this incident.

*** This footage is unaltered except: re-sizing / cropping to fit, brightness contrast adjustment for clarity, cuts between camera angles, and unavoidable artifacts from the video compression algorithms used on the source footages and youtube publishing.

The soundtrack is “Hit & Run” by “Dragonfly” from the album “Blind”, now known as “The Singhs” I am ever grateful for this beautiful and apropos song which has helped soothe me while editing this brutal footage. It is attached for entertainment purposes only.

*** Annotations are to point out details mentioned in news stories and from people familiar with the location. Interpretations of the video footage should be taken as description of an opinion and not fact.

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One Response to ANNOTATED – Toronto Cyclist Sheppard Killed – Bryant on security cameras

  1. Antony says:

    Updated with better quality video:

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