The New York City Police Department is releasing today body-worn camera footage from an officer-involved shooting, which occurred on February 21, 2021, within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
The video includes available evidence, leading up to the incident, as well as during the incident. The New York City Police Department is releasing this video for clear viewing of the totality of 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.