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DIANNE GALLAGHER, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, everyone. I'm Dianne Gallagher in for Christi Paul this Sunday.

VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Victor Blackwell. Good morning.

GALLAGHER: We have breaking news this morning. Tear gas, water cannons and hundreds of angry protesters and violent demonstrations erupting outside of the U.S. Embassy.

BLACKWELL: The crowds are reacting to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. You see what is happening here. CNN's Ben Wedeman is among the crowds near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Ben, describe what you're seeing near you.

BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, what happened is just until about 10 minutes ago, everything was quiet. As the crowd is beginning to disperse, it seems like before they leave, they want to throw a few more rocks and now you see they are shooting water cannons and this is tear gas, which hasn't reach me quite yet, but it will in just a moment, so we are going to move back a bit.

For the last hour and a half actually, it's been relatively peaceful here, very noisy demonstration, but the organizers called for people to come and get on the buses and as they were pulling away to leave, I think, some young men took the opportunity at the last minute to throw a few more rocks -- Victor.

BLACKWELL: So, Ben, I know that that tear gas might make it impossible for you to respond in a moment if it starts to get to you. How close are they to the embassy and do you know what they plan to do once they reach it?

WEDEMAN: Don't worry about me, Victor. I am long accustomed to tear gas.

BLACKWELL: All right.

WEDEMAN: The embassy, itself, is actually about a kilometer, half a mile away from where we're standing and the protesters have not been able to actually get to -- anywhere near the embassy.

They did push down a gate on the road leading up the hill to the embassy, but at this point, they are not even planning to go there. This was a demonstration to send a message and there's just a few people who decided to get a bit rowdy.

But there is no -- no one is getting near the embassy. The Lebanese Security Forces are generously using what appears to be Italian made tear gas to keep the crowd away. I do think the demonstration is over at this point any way -- Victor.

BLACKWELL: All right. Ben Wedeman for us there in North Beirut as we saw the protesters who are attempting to get close to the U.S. Embassy. We will check back later. Ben Wedeman again, thank you so much.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: His name is Jones and he is their total puppet, and everybody knows it. He will never, ever vote for us so get out and vote for Roy Moore.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We know that Roy Moore would be a disaster for business in the state and it has been a disaster for the face of Alabama already and we don't need that any more.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We deserve to have a senator whose character and integrity and veracity is not questioned on day one.

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY), MAJORITY LEADER: If he were to be elected, I think he would immediately have an issue with the Ethics Committee which they would take up.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He does not represent my morals, but he does represent my interests.


BLACKWELL: Two days now until the finish in Alabama. Both Senate candidates are working to get the voters to the polls for Tuesday's special election but only one of them has the full support of the White House.

GALLAGHER: Yes. President Donald Trump has just recorded a robo call for Roy Moore after fully endorsing him at a rally on Friday night. Now, Roy Moore, who we have not seen since a public event since Tuesday. That's right Tuesday. He is accused of molesting a 14-year- old and assaulting a 16-year-old and pursuing other teen girls when he was in his 30s.


ROY MOORE (R), SENATE CANDIDATE: This Senate race is the only Senate race going. It's the first Senate race since Donald Trump was elected, and it means something special. It means that we are going to see if the people of Alabama will support the president and support his agenda in Washington by electing somebody that is not part of the establishment there.


BLACKWELL: It's important to say that Moore was denied the allegations against him. Now a similar pitch we are seeing from each Senate campaign. The vote is not just about the candidate also about sending a message.


DOUG JONES (D), SENATE CANDIDATE: A lot of people now are saying that this is election about we're Alabama and who do we want to be in the 21st Century? I'm not sure I agree with that. I think that the question is not who do we want to be, but who are we? That is the question. Who are we as we give this election to the face of the nation and people look from all over?


[06:05:09] GALLAGHER: All right. Joining us now live from Mobile, Alabama, CNN White House reporter, Kaitlan Collins -- Kaitlan.

KAITLAN COLLINS, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: Good morning, Victor and Dianne. It certainly has been interesting to see one of the main candidates in this race. Some would say the front-runner disappear from the campaign trail in these last few days before this very high stakes and very highly contested Senate race here in Alabama.

But Roy Moore has done just that. We have not seen him since Tuesday when he held that rally with former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in this area and we won't see him again in person until Monday night when he holds another rally with Steve Bannon and Congressman Louie Gomert.

He will do an interview with a local station today, but he has not taken questions from reporters since those allegations were first made against him about a month ago in this race. In the last month, we have only seen him on the campaign trail ten or so times.

So, it certainly seems as if he is avoiding the press, laying low as these allegations have come up against him even though he still shows to be up in certain polls. But it is quite interesting to see, and on the other hand, we have the Democrat, Doug Jones, his opponent in this race going door-to-door, holding several campaign events.

And we know that Senator Cory Booker will be in the state campaigning for him in these last few days leading up to one of the most covered races in Alabama in sometime here.

GALLAGHER: And so, Kaitlan, we talked about this robo call that the president has recorded for Roy Moore. What exactly do we about it? How full-throated is this and is it going to everybody there in Alabama, in just certain districts or?

COLLINS: Well, it's certainly is going to be a welcome boost for the Moore campaign in these last few days. Though, Roy Moore doesn't seem to have much of a presence on the campaign trail, he seems to be letting the president do the talking for him.

Because as this call is happening and as the president has already recorded it, the White House confirms it's just days after the president was 20 miles from the state line here in Alabama where he campaigned for Roy more essentially and telling an arena full of Alabama residents to get out and vote for him on Tuesday.

In this call, the president goes after his opponent Doug Jones saying that "If Alabama elects liberal Democrat, Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped full. Roy Moore is the guy we need to pass our make America great again agenda."

Now that call is going to start being dialed into voters' homes here today starting on Sunday and it certainly will be a boost for the Moore campaign ahead of voters going to the poll on Tuesday -- Victor and Dianne.

GALLAGHER: All right. Kaitlan Collins in Alabama, thank you.

BLACKWELL: Two days, let's about this race, Errol Louis, CNN political commentator and political anchor for Spectrum News is with us as well as Julian Zelizer, CNN political analyst and a historian and professor at Princeton University. Gentlemen, good morning to you.

So, Julian, let me start with you in this robo call. The White House tried to give the president a bit of room by putting this Roy Moore rally in Pensacola, saying that he didn't go to the state if things don't go their way.

But you have got the robo call and the tweets and the money and the rally. I mean, Kim (inaudible), who ran for governor of New Jersey didn't get the robo call. He is getting the full rollout from the White House. I think it's important to highlight that.

JULIAN ZELIZER, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Absolutely. The president has fully supported Roy Moore. He's putting all of his energy and capital into this campaign, and it's impossible to say any more that he is hesitant about doing this.

So, the election that is coming up now is, in part, an election or a campaign about a Republican who has the support of the Republican president. So, this is part of why it has national implications. All politics is national, not just local in this case.

BLACKWELL: Errol, it's important also to highlight what the president is selling and is not selling about Roy Moore. He is not coming forward as a character witness. He is saying that Roy Moore is a dependable vote for what he calls America great agenda.

I want you to listen to something I heard from Roy Moore when I was in Alabama at the primary. The height of the Senate fight over the Affordable Act. Let's watch and listen.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MOORE: To put it in the words of Ronald Reagan, the closest thing to eternal life on earth is a government program once implemented and we let the Democrats -- let the Democrats implement this program and now the Republicans are taking over the responsibility and blame for it. We need to repeal it, not replace it and repeal it and I would vote that way every time.


BLACKWELL: Repeal and not replace it and I would vote that way every time. Errol, every serious plan that came through the Senate, was in some form, replacement or a skinny replacement. Is the president set up for a disappointment here? This is the man removed from the bench twice for sticking to his convictions.

[06:10:08] ERROL LOUIS, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, yes. Look. A larger question about Roy Moore. As you say, there are legal establishment in Alabama in many respects even those who are staunch Republicans, very uncertain about Roy Moore. Not because of the allegations about sexual misconduct, not even because of repeal and replace, but because he was twice removed as the top judge in Alabama for failing to implement mandates from a fairly conservative United States Supreme Court.

So, you know, you've got something here that is a big national question which is, is there going to be sort of a radical conservative wing within the Republican Party that is going to be in control of the U.S. Senate?

Roy Moore says he wants to replace Mitch McConnell. That is probably why the Republican establishment of Washington is not behind him. He said he is going to campaign with Steve Bannon. That is his surrogate, that is his character witness.

If that is where the Republican Party is going, some people with some real trepidation about it and that's in Alabama, as well as nationwide.

BLACKWELL: So, Julian, a few moments ago, we played -- actually, let's play it again for people who weren't with us and joining us late. The Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, for Senate there in Alabama. Let's listen.


JONES: A lot of people now are saying that this is election about we are Alabama. Who do we want to be in the 21st Century and I'm not sure I agree with that. I think the question is not who do we want to be, but who are we? That is the question. Who are we as we give this election to the face of the nation and people look from all over?


BLACKWELL: Julian, he says I think the question is not who we want to be, but who are we? And there are plenty of Alabamians who will say, damn right, that is the question, and we are people who support life, that it doesn't matter if Roy Moore has been accused of molesting teenagers or preying on teenagers or kicked off the bench. The other guy is pro-choice. We will never vote for him. Is Doug Jones just demographically mismatched to Alabama? No matter what he does or what Roy Moore doesn't do.

ZELIZER: Well, yes, that's his greatest vulnerability to being a Democrat running in Alabama right now is extremely difficult and that's what Moore is hoping on. That despite everything about him, about his characters and his policies, which are really quite radical and quite extreme.

He has made statements on immigrants and African-Americans which are way out of the boundaries of mainstream, that in the end, Republicans will come home to a Republican and especially on the issue of abortion.

That will leave them to vote for him and there is nothing to break that. So that is really the nub of the Moore campaign and see if it plays out if there is any way Jones can shake that.

BLACKWELL: Let's watch now the president. This was President Trump yesterday in Jackson, Mississippi, at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: We want our country to be a place where every child from every background can grow up free from fear, innocent of hatred, and surrounded by love, opportunity, and hope. Today, we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice, and peace.


BLACKWELL: Errol, that sounds a lot like statement two of three after Charlottesville. There were adlibs after the first statement and a third one on the many sides news conference. I wonder after watching that and hearing that from the president, your reaction as it compares to -- rather in the boycotts and protests we saw yesterday.

LOUIS: Well, I mean, you know, it's interesting. If the president is serious about those sentiments and I would suggest that he probably is not, but if he were, at arenas all around the country today, there will be civil rights demonstrations going on in the form of professional athletes, solemnly taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem to talk about some current civil rights issues that go to the heart of what the president was just talking about in the clip you played.

If he is serious about it, he can use Twitter and say, gee, isn't this interesting? We have continuity between those who were participating in demonstrations and boycotts years ago and those who were doing so today.

But we know he is not going to do that because we know that is not what he believes, and we know he is, in fact, has built his career in opposition to those very sentiments. So, it was nice to hear the president say those things yesterday, but actions will speak louder than words. I'm not expecting to see any actions today.

[06:15:12] BLACKWELL: Errol Louis and Julian Zelizer, thank you both.

GALLAGHER: We want to take you back here. This is from moments ago to violent protests in Lebanon. This in Northern Beirut near the U.S. Embassy. Our Ben Wedeman saying it's about a mile away from the embassy where these broke out starting as protest demonstrations against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israeli.

Tear glass clouding the sky. In there you can see, again, Ben Wedeman telling us that it started off as a demonstration and a few people broke out. Now we are seeing the police officers there coming with their attachable gear and chasing of some of those demonstrators.

Violent protesters near the U.S. Embassy breaking out after demonstrations against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israeli.

BLACKWELL: Up next, hear the words -- I'm not here to tear Roy Moore down. I'm here to hold my friend up, those are the words from a friend of one of the women accusing the Alabama Senate candidate of child molestation. We'll tell you what else she said in a moment.

GALLAGHER: Plus, new evacuation in Southern California as firefighters struggle to contain a raging wildfire. We are live from Southern California next.



BLACKWELL: There are new evacuations this morning. These are pictures of some of the six wildfires smoldering across Southern California threatening thousands of homes there.

GALLAGHER: Critical weather conditions threatening to make those fires even worse as the state's governor warns that this destruction is, quote, "their new normal."

CNN correspondent, Paul Vercammen is live in Ventura, California. I know the sun isn't up yet but kind of describe what you're seeing on the ground there.

PAUL VERCAMMEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Dianne and Victor, you eluded to those winds and we do have this red flag warning. The reason I'm wearing my goggles is these winds are whipping up a lot of ash. And one of the things about these fires when they smolder, if this ash in the air and start in one spot and land in another it can cause what they call spot fires.

I'm at the Thomas fire in Ventura, the biggest of the fires. It is headed for top ten in terms of acreage burned in the state of California. Look over my left shoulder here. This was the apartment complex the only one, but an apartment complex burned in these fires.

They call it Hawaiian Village and had a beautiful ocean-front view. You can't get a sense of this by looking at it. Unlike like a hurricane, when a fire whips through like this, there just is no warning. In a hurricane, you'd have advance warning. You might get those mementos.

Fire like this, absolutely impossible. We are seeing this throughout the Ventura area. We spoke with one resident who described what it was like for his parents as they tried get out but couldn't get everything they wanted. Let's listen.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Despite all of the loss, we are fortunate. We have -- we have family close by. We have other options and it's material stuff other people have so much more tragedy in their life that we have nothing to complain about and you got to just focus on that and makes the rest of it kinds of easier to deal with.


VERCAMMEN: And the silver lining in all of this ash and rubble, so far, no loss of life except for one person killed in an accident, just the one person in the Thomas fire, the biggest of all these fires in Ventura County. Now back to you.

GALLAGHER: Paul Vercammen, thank you so much. It's difficult to see all of those images but if you want ways to help the victims of the California wildfires, head to and you'll find a list of charities and organizations that you can support there.

BLACKWELL: Roy Moore is denying the accusations and allegations of child molestation against him saying they are fake but a friend of one of the accusers, Leigh Corfman says that story is true.

GALLAGHER: Plus, a snowy edition of America's classic rivalry Army versus Navy. It came down to the wire and our Coy Wire will break it all down for us a little bit later in this hour.



GALLAGHER: Breaking news this morning as violent protests break out near a U.S. embassy.

BLACKWELL: The crowds are setting fires there in the streets. Security forces are using tear gas. This is in Northern Lebanon there in Beirut. These protesters reacting to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Two days now, two days until Alabama voters go to the polls and Senate candidates are pretty close in the polls. Republican Roy Moore has the president on his side and President Trump even recorded a robo call for Moore's campaign despite allegations of child molestation against Moore, and he's denied those.

GALLAGHER: Yes. Today, Democrat Doug Jones is courting the African- American vote with Senator Cory Booker and Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon rallying for him.

BLACKWELL: Well, several women as we said have accused Moore of sexual abuse in the past few weeks, Leigh Corfman is one of the first to talk about her experiences publicly.

GALLAGHER: Now Corfman says Moore molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke to Betsy Davis. She is a friend that Corfman confided in at that time and has this report.


GARY TUCHMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Betsy Ruthenberg Davis lives in California, but grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, the hometown of Judge Roy Moore.

BETSY DAVIS, FRIEND OF LEIGH CORFMAN: This is me up here and almost directly below me is Leigh right here.

TUCHMAN: Leigh Corfman, the woman who says Roy Moore sexually abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl, an allegation that Moore denies. Betsy Davis is one of the two friends Corfman has said she told at the time.

DAVIS: Leigh and I grew up together. I've known her since we were babies.

TUCHMAN (on camera): She confided you about something when she was 14 years old and you were 14 years old.


TUCHMAN: What did she tell you?

DAVIS: She told me that she snuck out of her house and went on a date with Roy Moore and he had sexually assaulted.

TUCHMAN: After she told you this, what was your understanding of who Roy Moore was in the community? What did you think he was?

DAVIS: He was like a big lawyer. He was a powerful guy. He was supposed to put criminals in jail.

TUCHMAN: And did she tell you Leigh how old he was?

DAVIS: I knew he was a lot older. I mean, I don't know that she said that he was 32 by I knew that he was like more than twice her age.

TUCHMAN: What did she tell you that he did to her?

BETSY DAVIS: I remember her saying that he made a pallet on the floor maybe with blankets or something like that. And I remember her saying that he came out of his room in nothing but tighty whiteys, which is what we used to call jokey underwear.

TUCHMAN: And what happened then?

BETSY DAVIS: They started to fool around and he guided her to -- it's like he -- you know, like he was trying to teach her what to do, and she didn't want any part of it. And she told him so.

TUCHMAN: Is it your memory that when she told you about it, she was scared or didn't understand what was going on?

BETSY DAVIS: I wouldn't use scared, but definitely creeped out.

TUCHMAN: So when they told you this, what did you say to her?

BETSY DAVIS: I said, you cannot see him again. This is not good.

He is too old for you. You're too young for him. You've got your life ahead of you.

You know? You got to go to college and you got to, you know, live your life.

TUCHMAN: Were you mature enough at 14 to realize how debilitating psychologically, mentally this could be for a 14-year-old child to be with a man who is over 30 years old?

BETSY DAVIS: I don't think I understood that but what my mother had always said to me and drilled it into my head was, you know, in terms of sex, men take what they want and it's always the woman's fault. And I knew that if she went down this path, she was going to be blamed and she was the one that was going to be left and it wasn't going to affect him at all, so I told her, she was my friend, get out! This is no good.

TUCHMAN: He was asking her to go out again?

BETSY DAVIS: That's my understanding, yes.

TUCHMAN: And she was asking you her advice, how she should handle it?

BETSY DAVIS: Yes. I was like, just, no. Absolutely not.

TUCHMAN: After she told you about this, what happened on the floor on this mattress or whatever it was? Did you discuss at all telling any adults, your parents about what happened?

BETSY DAVIS: I'm not sure that we discussed it but I know that we knew that we weren't going to tell anybody.

TUCHMAN: Why is that?

BETSY DAVIS: We felt like we were equipped to handle it. We decided that it wasn't a good idea and nobody wanted to get any trouble and we didn't know if anybody would believe us.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): Betsy Davis and her husband Charlie live in Los Angeles and are the parents of two boys. He says he has known about this for a long time.

TUCHMAN (on camera): When did your wife first tell you about this?

CHARLIE DAVIS, BETSY DAVIS' HUSBAND: Well, shortly after I meet my wife I met Leigh Corfman on our visit to Gadsden. And from that time on I knew that she had had an incident but I didn't know who Roy Moore was in the beginning but that all came out over time.

TUCHMAN: And how many years ago was (ph) up (ph) when you first found out?

CHARLIE DAVIS: Nineteen years.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): Betsy Davis says she is a Democrat but --

BETSY DAVIS: I'm not here to tear Roy Moore down. I'm here to hold my friend up.

TUCHMAN: And regarding unproven allegations that women speaking out against Roy Moore are doing it for money --

TUCHMAN (on camera): Has anyone paid you to talk to us, any Democrats?


TUCHMAN: Any members of the news media?


TUCHMAN: Any establishment Republicans?

BETSY DAVIS: No. And I ran.

I cannot tell you how many phone calls I have declined and how many messages I haven't returned.

TUCHMAN: So why are you talking to us now?

BETSY DAVIS: Because at the end of the day, I need to set example for my kids and one of those examples is to stand up for the truth and to stand up for my friend.

TUCHMAN (voice-over): Election Day is this Tuesday.

Gary Tuchman, CNN, Los Angeles.


BLACKWELL: And of course CNN will cover the Alabama special election all the way to Election Day on Tuesday.

Let's go now to Arizona where a jury has found an ex cop not guilty of murder after the officer said that he felt threatened but there is now this newly released body cam footage from that night that is prompting some new and important questions. We will ask those and try to get some answers.

GALLAGHER: Plus voting now under way for the CNN hero of the year. We want to introduce you to one of this year's top heroes. We want you to meet Amy Wright.


AMY WRIGHT, CNN HERO NOMINEE: People with disability sometimes the world just passing them by. Having a workplace that makes you feel proud of yourself and gives you a sense of community is something we all want.

Most of them are employed. We really felt like we wanted to do something about it and it was like coffee shop.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hey, guys. Good morning. Welcome to Bitty and Beau's. It's open.


WRIGHT: Other than our two managers, everybody that works at Bitty and Beau's Coffee has an intellectual or developmental disability.

We figured out what their skill set was and we plugged them in.


Now we have 40 employees.

You made them feel welcome. That is awesome.

For most of them who never had a job before, it's really exciting.


WRIGHT: (INAUDIBLE) is trying out his French.

We always say it's more than a cup of coffee. It's a human rights movement.

It has given our employees the respect that they deserve when you just give them a chance, they can do anything you ask them to do.


GALLAGHER: All right. You can vote for Amy or any of your favorite top 10 heroes right now at

We will be right back.


[06:40:05] 2 BLACKWELL: Welcome back. Twenty minutes until the top of the hour now. And official in Mesa, Arizona, they released body cam footage showing what happened when a police officer shot and killed a man -- this was in 2016. Now police officials released this video to the public after the former officer was acquitted of murdering Daniel Shaver.

The man had no weapon, unarmed here. The video shows Shaver complying with commands and begging for his life. You see him there in the center (INAUDIBLE) hands down, face down.

GALLAGHER: Yes. We need to warn you about this video here.

You're going to see it. It is going to be graphic and it may be disturbing. If you're disturbed by content like this, you need to look away.

CNN correspondent Polo Sandoval has more.


POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Newly released body camera footage of this police shooting shows Daniel Shaver's last moments. Police were responding to reports of a man pointing a rifle out of a hotel room window.

SGT. CHARLES LANGLEY, MESA POLICE: Hands up in the air! You do that again we are shooting you, do you understand?

DANIEL SHAVER, SHOOTING VICTIM: Please, do not shoot me.

SANDOVAL: Begging for his life.

LANGLEY: Then listen to my instructions!

SHAVER: I'm trying to just do what you say.

LANGLEY: Don't talk! Listen! Hands straight up in the air

Do not put your hands down for any reason! You think you're going to fall, you're going to fall on your face! Your hands go back into the small of your back or down we are going to shoot you, do you understand me?

SHAVER: Yes, sir.

SANDOVAL: An officer then orders Shaver to crawl toward him. Shaver complies but then moves his right hand behind him despite the warning.

Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford fires five rounds killing Shaver. Brailsford was charged with second degree murder over this January 2016 shooting.

In an interview with police he said he thought Shaver was going for a gun saying -- quote -- "He could have easily and quickly drawn a weapon down on us and fired without aiming and he could have hit us or the citizen that we had just detained."

No gun was found on Shaver. Brailsford was acquitted last week. His defender saying his actions were justified.

NATE GAFVERT, PRESIDENT OF MESA POLICE ASSOCIATION: Pretty much every use of force subject matter expert that reviewed this case absolutely said he acted consistently with his training.

SANDOVAL: On the tape, Shaver is repeatedly ordered to follow officer's instructions.

LANGLEY: If you make a mistake, another mistake, there is a very severe possibility you're both going to get shot. Do you understand that?


LANGLEY: If you move, we are going to consider that a threat and we are going to deal with it and you may not survive. Do you understand me?

SHAVER (ph): Yes, sir.

SANDOVAL: Despite the warnings he received, Shaver's family does not believe the shooting was justified.

Their attorney saying, in a statement to CNN -- quote -- "That is an execution, pure and simple. And the justice system miserably failed Daniel and his family."

Witnesses later told police Shaver was showing them an air rifle he used at his job, exterminating pests.

Polo Sandoval, CNN Atlanta.


GALLAGHER: And joining me now to discuss this CNN contributor and national reporter for "The Washington Post" Wesley Lowery who has covered police and officer involved shootings extensively with the past couple of years here.

Wesley, thank you for joining us. The wife of Daniel Shaver has filed a civil suit against the City of Mesa. Now that the video is public, will there be any sort of review of this case or is this it, aside from a civil case -- a civil suit?

WESLEY LOWERY, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: The civil suit and there's one filed both by Daniel Shaver's widow as well as his parents have filed a separate civil suit is essentially what remains.

In this case the officer, Philip Brailsford, has left the department. They had conducted their internal review and their internal investigation. The officer barking the commands, who is a separate officer, has also left the department to my knowledge.

And so frankly this is the end of the road. This was case in which one of the very rare cases where police shooting prompts criminal charges. But as very often, in fact, most often the case, did not secure a conviction of the officer.

Despite the fact that, you know, this was a shooting where many members of the public, regardless of their politics, regardless of how they feel with the police, watched this video and feel as if this did not need to end in somebody being killed.

GALLAGHER: You know, I thought this was interesting because the officer even in court said that, if I had to do it all over again, I expect that this would still have been the outcome and I would have no problem with it.

They said that he followed training and proper procedure. A lot of the questions now are focusing on if this is proper procedure and proper training. Should something be changed if this is considered an acceptable outcome of that training?

LOWERY: Well, of course. And that's -- as you watch this and as we watched it over and over again, what is difficult to comprehend, I think a lot of people could place themselves in Daniel Shaver's position.

He's in a hotel drinking with, you know, some acquaintances. The police ordered them out of the room and then he receives the series of instructions, put your hands up, now put your hands on the ground, now put your hands on your head, now cross your legs over each other, now crawl, right?

And so for a viewer, and I've heard this from both police, former police officers, I've received a number of messages from former police officers who are very upset about what they say in this video and, obviously, just normal viewers and normal readers who say that it seems as if this was elongated and they were -- this almost Simon says process, do these 17 things and if you don't do them the right way we're going to kill you.


You can understand why that went -- might be a little jarring and hard for Daniel Shaver to follow those instructions.

GALLAGHER: Very confusing and, you know, we can only speculate but potentially why this video was not released until after the case was completed.


GALLAGHER: Yes. Thank you so much, Wesley Lowery, for joining us.

LOWERY: Any time. Thank you.

BLACKWELL: Officials in Puerto Rico now have updated the number, the official number at least of people killed by Hurricane Maria but a CNN investigation reveals the official number may be underreported by several hundred.

GALLAGHER: And fully liberated. Iraq declares victory over ISIS but the threat of the terrorist's violence does remain. We have more on these developments just ahead.



BLACKWELL: Puerto Rico's official death toll from Hurricane Maria stands right now at 64. That is the official number. But investigations by CNN show it may be much higher.

GALLAGHER: Much higher. The death toll quickly came into dispute when Maria made landfall back in September.

Now, CNN spoke with funeral directors from more than 100 funeral homes who reported 499 deaths that they believe were hurricane-related. Last month, the mayor of San Juan told CNN that she believes the death toll could be 500.

Now Mayor Cruz says that many hurricane victims are not included in the death count because their deaths were not recorded properly or they were listed as natural deaths instead of deaths indirectly related to that storm.

The Iraq military has declared victory over ISIS. Celebrations erupted in Baghdad on Saturday. Iraqi waved flags and honked horns to mark ISIS being driven from their country.

BLACKWELL: CNN international correspondent Jomana Karadsheh joins us now with details.

We see the celebrations there. A key victory for the Iraqi military.

JOMANA KARADSHEH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Absolutely incredible scenes that we were seeing in Baghdad shortly after the prime minister, Victor, came out and announced that their final battle has concluded, that they have taken control of the Iraqi/Syrian border area from ISIS.

We saw people taking to the streets and celebrating. You can understand after three years of battles and bloodshed people want this moment. They have been looking forward to this moment to celebrate an end -- to the end of the caliphate as it was.

But, of course, Victor, this is not the end of ISIS as a terror group. That group still possesses the ability to carry out devastating attacks and Iraqis know this all too well.

And, you know, they are not only celebrating. Some Iraqis were telling us that taking this moment also to remember the lives lost, those who sacrificed their lives to make this moment possible -- Victor.

BLACKWELL: Yes. Important to remember that although the caliphate has dissolved and we saw a little of this with al Qaeda in the past that the ideology still exists and is still a danger.

Jomana Karadsheh, joining us there from Amman. Jomana, thank you so much.

GALLAGHER: All right. As Alabama gets ready to vote for its Senate candidate this week, both of them are hoping to pick up last-minute votes. We're going to have details on who is campaigning for Roy Moore and who is campaigning for Doug Jones the next hour.

BLACKWELL: Plus, live in Philadelphia where it was a wild finish to the Army-Navy game, right, Coy?

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Oh, my goodness! Gracious! Great snowballs of fire.

It was an incredible game here at Philly. It was a winter wonderland. And we're going to tell you all the sights and sounds from America's game coming up after the break.



GALLAGHER: It was a winter wonderland on the gridiron for the 118th edition of Army-Navy and if I might add in a biased way a wonderful outcome. A thrilling addition to America's classic rivalry.

BLACKWELL: So, let's go to Coy Wire now with the bleacher report there in Philadelphia.

Coy, I just want to point out before the break you were tossing snowballs around like you were juggling. It doesn't count if there are only two snow balls.

GALLAGHER: (INAUDIBLE) I'm just saying.

BLACKWELL: You need a third. It doesn't count. It's not juggling.


WIRE: Hey it's national TV, Victor. I'm not going to put myself in a precarious situation and try to juggle three. Come one, buddy.

Hey, the Army-Navy game was an instant classic. The stage was set. There's a blanket of white covering the field of battle.

Last year, Navy had their 14 year win streak snapped. Army looking to start a streak of their own. Well, it was a snowmageddon.

Army wearing white camouflage paying tribute to the 10th Mountain Division who battled the Nazis in Alps in World War II. The so called Pando Commandos. They fought an uphill battle the entire game after Navy captured the early lead with senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw said, follow me, with just over five minutes to go.

He pushes into the end zone and Army climbs to glory capturing victory. Army wins 14-13 raises the Commander-in-Chief's trophy for the first time in 21 years having beaten Navy and Air Force in the same season. Now, I was in the middle of it all, cadets flying over the wall and I saw the tears, the hugs, the emotion pouring out of the people, that's what happens in the Army-Navy game. It was a hard-fought battle.

We caught up with the coach after the game, coach Monken. He was talking about how his cadets were built for this. He said that, you know, they just take the worst of conditions and that brings out the best in them.

Also last night, we have to talk about Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield becoming the first player to go from walk-on to walking off with a Heisman trophy. An impressive season.

He led the Sooners to college football playoffs for the second time in three years so congrats to Baker, the Sooners also. Congrats to you, Miss Dianne Gallagher and all the army cadets all across the country.

It was an incredible 118th edition of the Army-Navy game. We salute you. We thank you for your service.


GALLAGHER: Thanks so much, Coy.

BLACKWELL: All right. Next hour starts right now.