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Governor Walker wants police body camera footage to be released

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(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). Police move in on people throwing rocks at police in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps). Police move in on people throwing rocks at police in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- -

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday he'd like to see the footage from an officer's body camera released to the public as soon as possible, so long as it doesn't impede the investigation. 

"The most important thing is making sure that people know there's an independent investigation. It's not being conducted by the Milwaukee Police Department. It's being does by the state Department of Justice. That's the key to the law is having it removed from the agency where the officer or individual is at, and I think that's helpful."

Police said that Sylville Smith had a stolen gun visible to officers before he was shot.

"Either someone's validated or they're held accountable if they didn't do what they were supposed to do. Either way it's a good thing."

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