BREAKING NEWS Out Of Arizona…. This Is HUGE!!!


You’ve probably heard that old saying, “truth is stranger than fiction,” and you likely think it’s just some sort of cheesy cliche, but it’s actually the truth.

For those who might be scratching their heads wondering what this has to do with anything, please allow me to share with you some startling facts recently discovered about a former Arizona police officer acquitted of  shooting a man.


As it turns out, Philip Mitchell Brailsford was a failed actor before becoming a police officer. Strange stuff, right?

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Fox News is reporting:

Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, was cleared of criminal liability last Thursday in the shooting death of Texas man Daniel Shaver.


But it has been revealed that Brailsford’s first choice in careers was not being a law enforcement officer, but being an actor. Brailsford posted his talents on an acting casting website and detailed his interests, TMZ reported.

The former police officer, who reportedly shared pictures of him sitting on a motorcycle, was looking for “Acting, Modeling, Band Gigs, Voice-Over, Singing” opportunities. Among his interests, he lists “Motorcycle riding, Football, Hunting, Target Shooting, Guitar player, Band Experience, Eagle Scout.”

Part of the reason Brailsford failed at his acting career was due to a lack of credits for performing in the productions he was a part of.

Brailsford was found not guilty in the shooting of a man in Mesa, having responded to a call of a person pointing a gun out of a window in similar fashion to the Las Vegas incident that happened a few months back.

Shaver, the victim in this incident, was ordered by Brailsford to exit his hotel room and lay face-down in the hallway, remaining absolutely still, otherwise he would be risking getting shot.

The man started begging for his life, asking Brailsford not to shoot him. Unfortunately, he opened fire on Shaver after the man reached toward his waistband while crawling toward him.

Brailsford stated in court that he reasonably believed that Shaver was reaching in his shorts for a gun when he opened fire, an assessment an investigator agreed with after reviewing the body cam footage of the incident, but he also noted that the man’s motions were similar to someone yanking their shorts back up.

What makes the whole incident so controversial is there was no gun found on Shaver’s body, although several pellet guns were found in his hotel room. As it turns out, they were part of his pest-control job.

Michael Piccarreta, Brailsford’s attorney, had this to say about the incident,”There are no winners in this case, but Mitch Brailsford had to make a split-second decision on a situation that he was trained to recognize as someone drawing a weapon and had one second to react.”

“He didn’t want to harm Mr. Shaver… The circumstances that night that were presented led him to conclude that he was in danger. Try to make a decision in one second, life or death. It’s pretty hard,” Piccarreta said.

Laney Sweet, the widow of Daniel Shaver, along with his parents, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Mesa right after Brailsford’s acquittal.

Tragic situation all the way around.



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