The New York City Police Department is releasing today body-worn camera footage from a police involved shooting that occurred on October 16, 2019, in the confines of the 47th Precinct in Bronx.
You can watch the video here.
The video includes body-worn camera footage, audio recordings and radio transmissions leading up to the incident as well as during the incident. The NYPD is releasing this video for clear viewing of the totality of the incident, and has also posted the entire unedited body-worn camera videos for each of the officers involved in the incident.
All NYPD patrol officers are equipped with body-worn cameras. The benefits of cameras are clear: transparency into police activity, de-escalation of police encounters and accountability for police officers, through an independent account of interactions between the police and the citizens they serve. Body-worn cameras serve as a vital part of ongoing efforts to increase trust between the police and all New Yorkers.
The NYPD will continue releasing similar videos in the coming weeks and months for other police involved incidents.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.