Bodycam vids

I’ve been out of town for about 2 weeks. I’m not going to dump every vid I hadn’t seen here but some of the ones I find more interesting. I assume a few or more have been seen before.

Jacksonville, Florida — On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, around 9:30 p.m. a Jacksonville Sheriff’s officer working off-duty at Baptist Medical Center South was informed of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot by hospital security. The officer observed, 38-year-old Jeffrey Allen Martin, driving a white Chevrolet Impala for more than 10 minutes in continuous Loops in the parking lot. Finding Martin’s driving behavior suspicious, the officer called for other officers to assist. Several patrol officers responded to the parking lot at Baptist Medical Center South. One officer got out of his Patrol vehicle and verbally commanded Martin to stop his vehicle. Rather than stop, Martin rolled down the driver’s side window and yelled “shoot it” while holding a gun in his hand.

Martin drove past the officer and then fired a round at the officer’s patrol vehicle, shattering a window. That officer reported over the police radio that Martin was armed with a gun. In an attempt to stop Martin, one officer attempted a PIT maneuver, but was unsuccessful. A PIT maneuver is a tactic by which a pursuing vehicle forces a fleeing vehicle to turn abruptly and come to a stop. After the failed PIT maneuver, Martin rammed his vehicle into the back of a patrol car. Martin then collided, head on, with another patrol vehicle, curbing and disabling his Impala near a stop sign. With Martin still inside the vehicle, officers blocked Martin’s car in place and prevented it from moving any further. The five shooting officers assumed positions around the car. Officers had firearms drawn both on the driver and passenger side of the Impala.

They yelled loud verbal commands to Martin, instructing him to get out of the vehicle. Martin remained in the Impala. Then, an officer on the passenger side of Martin’s car moved toward the rear passenger door. Martin fired around from inside the vehicle. This bullet broke through the back passenger window, striking officer Taylor Smith in the face. Immediately after Martin fired his gun, all five of the surrounding officers shot into the car. Martin died on scene from his gunshot wounds. Officer Smith was transported to UF Health’s trauma center for treatment. The Hospital said the officer is in stable condition and he’s expected to recover. Crime scene detectives process the Impala for evidence and located Martin’s 9MM handgun under his leg. Additionally, investigators located four spent casings inside the Impala. When detective searched the trunk, they discovered an AK-47 with three fully loaded magazines, amounting to 90 live rounds.


Hyde Park, N.Y. — On Friday, April 29, 2022, around 3:30 p.m., New York State Police and the Hyde Park Police responded to a physical domestic at a residence on North Cross Road. Police said Hyde Park officers Johsua Kemlage and Bryan Sweeney with Trooper Christopher Miller of SP Rhinebeck were initially successful in deescalating a dispute between, 34-year-old Jamie Feith and her partner at the home. As the officers interviewed Feith, she armed herself with a knife and attempted to stab the officers. An officer deployed a Taser before Hyde Park Officer Kemlage fires two shots, knocking Feith to the floor. The partner, being held back just feet away, yells, “Don’t (expletive) shoot her” twice as Kemlage fires a third shot and then a fourth. “No, No, No. No. What the (expletive),” the partner yells as Sweeney straddles Feith to pull the knife from her. “Get off of her. Get off of her.” The video ends just after he yells at Kemlage not to kill him as well. Feith was pronounced dead at the scene. The New York State Attorney General’s Office responded to the scene and is now the lead investigative agency.

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Oxnard, California — On Friday, April 28, 2023, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Oxnard police officers responded to 235 East Seventh Street to assist the Oxnard Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel with an uncooperative subject requiring medical attention. It was initially reported that the subject had been drinking and was hallucinating. Fire Department personnel requested assistance because the subject was in possession of a knife and was actively cutting his wrists. The subject of the call has been identified as 24 year-old Oxnard resident Michael Owens. Due to the reported circumstances, officers responded “Code 3” to the location. A “Code 3” response is when officers drive with their vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens activated. Officer Manuel Garcia was the first officer to arrive at the scene. Officer Garcia is a 5-year veteran of the Oxnard Police Department and is currently assigned to our Patrol Division. He has not previously been involved in a shooting.

Officer Garcia parked in the alley and approached from the north side of the apartment building. He contacted fire personnel and they told him Owens had barricaded himself in a room that was later determined to be a single communal bathroom. Officer Garcia proceeded up the apartment building’s south stairway, and took a position at the top of the staircase. This position was approximately 45 feet south of the communal bathroom Owens had gone into. Officer Garcia made efforts to communicate with Owens and gain his cooperation. Owens emerged from the bathroom, retreated back inside, and then re-emerged with a knife in his hand. Owens then began walking directly toward Officer Garcia. Officer Garcia gave commands to Owens, and Owens did not comply. As Owens continued to move towards the officer, Officer Garcia fired his handgun. Emergency Medical Services personnel, who were still on scene, engaged in life saving efforts after the shooting. An ambulance transported Owens to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. He remained in critical condition until the afternoon of Saturday, April 29, when medical authorities declared him deceased at approximately 2:30 p.m.

This one is sad:

Brooklyn, Connecticut — On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a State Marshal went to at 29 Tiffany Street, Apartment 5, Brooklyn, Connecticut, to evict the tenant, 59-year-old Byron Harvey, pursuant to an order issued by the Housing Court. The State Marshal had information that Harvey had a large canine at the residence and arranged for two Animal Control Officers to be present during the planned eviction. When no one answered the door, the State Marshal contacted the Connecticut State Police for assistance. Connecticut State Trooper Yeung arrived on scene. Using a key provided by the landlord, the State Marshal, Trooper Yeung, and the Animal Control Officers entered the apartment. Once inside, Trooper Yeung observed Harvey who was holding a large knife in his right hand.

Trooper Yeung requested backup and other Troopers, including Trooper Romello Lumpkin, arrived on scene. The Troopers attempted to start a dialog with Harvey and repeatedly asked him to drop the knife. Harvey sat in a chair that was approximately fifteen feet away from the Troopers who were at the end of a galley kitchen. Harvey refused to drop the knife and made several suicidal remarks. At one point he said, “You’re going to have to shoot me … If you don’t, I’m going to get at least one of you.” When Harvey stood up from the chair and advanced toward the Troopers still holding the knife in a raised position, one Trooper discharged his TASER and Trooper Lumpkin fired one round from his handgun striking Harvey in the abdomen. State Troopers and EMS treated Harvey on scene and he was transported to Day Kimball Hospital. From there he was flown via Lifestar to UMass Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He remains there under treatment.

These cops stopped just to help a stranded motorist and he got himself killed over it:

Jefferson County, Illinois — On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Interstate 64 eastbound at mile post 72, an ISP Trooper stopped to assist a stranded motorist on the right shoulder. Upon arrival, the Trooper encountered 23-year-old Brandon Griffin of Albuquerque, NM and 31-year-old Christine Santos in the vehicle. A second ISP Officer arrived for routine assistance a short time later. While on scene, an altercation occurred during which gunfire was exchanged between Griffin and a responding officer. A 16-year ISP officer suffered serious, although non-life threatening, injuries after being shot during the altercation and is being treated at a regional hospital. Griffin was pronounced deceased on scene by Jefferson County Coroner’s Office personnel. The other involved Trooper and female passenger were uninjured. Initially, all lanes of Interstate 64 eastbound were closed, but were reopened at approximately 6:25 a.m. Eastbound lanes were temporarily shut down again at 7:48 a.m. as part of the investigation, but reopened at 8:53 a.m.

Well OK this at least makes their behavior make a little more sense (and I don’t mean it was logical but I couldn’t understand it at first): The couple were both wanted on a New Mexico warrant from an incident last year…


I am always fascinated by the choices people make now, knowing that bodycams are so prevalent.

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Denver, Colorado — On May 1, 2023, around 8:30 p.m. Denver Police officers responded to a family disturbance in the 2000 block of North Oneida Street in the South Park Hill neighborhood. Officers were met outside the home by a woman who stated that the suspect was inside armed with a knife. She had called 911 and claimed that her nephew, 55-year-old Frankie Lee Evans, had used drugs earlier in the evening. The woman provided officers a key to the house. After entering, the officer found Evans and two hostages in a backroom. Evans, who had a knife in his hand, locked the bedroom door and wouldn’t let anyone else leave or come in. Evans can be heard yelling, “I have hostages!”. To avoid escalation, the officers decided not to try to force entry into the bedroom.

A mental health clinician also responded and attempted to speak with Evans, who refused to talk with her and instead preferred to speak with the officers. They bargained for nearly an hour until a scuffle was heard from inside, which was caused by the male victim’s attempt to disarm Evans. The officers advanced near the bedroom door and kicked it open at that point. As soon as it was opened, Evans could be seen battling with the male victim inside the room while brandishing a knife. Two DPD officers fired their firearms, striking Evans several times. They fired a total of five rounds. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of the hostages were hit by gunfire. Both were checked on the scene, and the male victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of a stab wound to the chest. Both victims later reported that Evans held the knife throughout the encounter, preventing both victims from leaving the room.

I mean most of these people got themselves deaded so I’d say the cam is the least of their concerns, but I agree on a ton of the non fatal vids.

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Crazy one:

North Charleston, South Carolina — On May 7, 2023, Deputy Evan Cubbage from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly before 3:45 p.m. at 4915 Savannah Highway near Ravenel. The 36-year-old, deputy Cubbage, with more then three years on the force called for backup after a “brief interaction” with the driver and the passenger, identified as 28-year-old James Pierce. The sheriff’s office described the stop as “cordial, up until this point,” when Pierce became “squirrelly”. A second deputy, identified as Alexander Hodge, arrived a short time later to provide backup. Deputy Cubbage stood by the passenger side door, which Pierce had opened because the windows were tinted and the deputy couldn’t see inside.

Deputy Cubbage appears to grab the Pierce’s hands and tells him not to reach for anything as he is getting out to of the car. “He’s got a gun,” the deputy called. During the encounter, Pierce opened fire on the deputies, and deputy Cubbage was struck. The deputies returned fire, hitting Pierce, who died at the scene. Pierce was armed with a Glock .40-caliber handgun; the deputies fired their 9 mm service pistol. Deputy Cubbage was shot three times. He was released from the hospital after getting treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries later that night. Deputy Hodge was not injured. After the shooting, deputies detained the woman driver, who has not been identified. It is unclear if she faces any charges. Per protocol, the deputies involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.

Alternate title for that one: woman’s terrible driving gets her thug BF killed.

I don’t know how she didn’t get shot in that whole thing.

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Peaceful Valley, Washington — On Thursday, Feb 10, around 4:20 pm, deputies Ryan Rathbun and Jason Thompson responded to multiple 911 calls about two neighbors shooting at each other from different houses in the 3000 block of Green Valley Drive near Kendall. They arrived and from across the street attempted to talk to 60-year-old Joel Berck Young, who fired birdshot toward his neighbor. Young, who according to reports appeared intoxicated, waved his 12-gauge shotgun before firing at both deputies’ heads. Body cam footage shows the pair of deputies asking the suspect to come out of his home. After a verbal back and forth, Thompson is shot in the head first and goes down. Rathbun is then also shot in the head while checking on Thompson. Rathbun returns fire at the suspect.

Both remained conscious and were able to provide cover for a neighbor who stepped in and fired at Young to protect the deputies, while residents pulled the deputies into a neighbor’s garage and performed first aid. Young peacefully surrendered around 6 p.m. after the WCSO SWAT team surrounded his house. Young remains in Whatcom County Jail. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, six counts of reckless endangerment, assault while armed with a firearm and felony harassment. Since, Rathbun and Thompson have undergone numerous medical procedures and treatments. Both recovered and returned to service a year later. On March 4, 2023, the two deputies, filed a suit against Joel Young for assault and battery of officer(s) Thompson and Rathbun in the line of duty. On May 5, 2023, they were awarded the Medal of Honor by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office during the Law Enforcement Medal Of Honor/Peace Officier Memorial Ceremony in Olympia.

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Do you really not or just being rhetorical? The largest privilege/disparity in use of force is female vs. male but no one thinks cops are sexist, they just recognize that men commit far more violent crime than men. I had fun asking ChatGPT to explain it :slight_smile:

Thank god it was birdshot.

The screaming is pretty funny:

Jacksonville, Florida — Several weeks before this incident, 23-year-old Darius Robinson and his girlfriend had lived together in an apartment off of Fort Caroline Rd. His girlfriend ended this relationship and moved out of the apartment due to Robinson’s spiraling use of the drug MDMA in his escalating paranoia. She added that Robinson had become increasingly jealous and had exhibited erratic behavior. On the evening of April 29, 2023, the night before the shooting, Robinson messaged his former girlfriend from an unknown Instagram account, stating he was coming to her place of employment. His former girlfriend replied to this message telling Robinson she did not wish to have any contact with him. On April 30, 2023, at 4:50 a.m. Robinson’s mother called JSO’s Communication Center to report a phone call she had just received from Robinson. Robinson had explained to his mother that he had locked himself in his bedroom after armed people had entered his apartment. He explained they were still there and they were talking to him from the other side of the bedroom door. His mother requested that police go to Robinson’s apartment and she provided the JSO emergency dispatcher with Robinson’s phone number.

Immediately after that call, the JSO dispatcher called Robinson, who confirmed he was in his apartment bedroom and could still hear people inside his apartment. Robinson also explained to the dispatcher that he was armed with a gun. Shortly after that call Robinson’s stepfather also called JSO emergency dispatch, while located in front of Robinson’s apartment complex, and also explained that Robinson was armed with a gun. Officers arrived and spoke to both Robinson’s stepfather and Robinson’s uncle, both of whom were at the front of the apartment complex. Through a series of phone calls on speakerphone between Robinson’s stepfather, Robinson’s uncle, and Robinson, the responding officers confirmed that Robinson was locked in his bedroom with a gun, and the Robinson believed that there were armed men in his apartment. The officers repeatedly asked Robinson to leave the apartment, but he refused. Around 5:30 a.m. officer S.C. Carolan walked to the back of Robinson’s apartment to see if he could see any activity within it. Officer Carolan observed that the apartment was locked and deadbolted. From his vantagepoint on the ground, he could see that Robinson was near a closed window, visibly holding a firearm in his hand. Officer Carolan looked through all the apartment Windows without seeing any evidence of the armed men reported by Robinson. At 6:26 a.m. officer Carolan was positioned in the back of Robinson’s apartment, when he heard glass breaking.

Seconds later, Robinson jumped from his second story apartment window about fifteen feet down to the ground armed with a handgun. As he jumped, Robinson fired a round from his gun. Robinson hit the ground in a crouched position, several feet from officer Carolan’s position, still holding the gun in his hand. Then, Robinson stood up, holding the gun in his right hand. Officer Carolan unholstered his service weapon and fired three shots, striking Robinson. Robinson fell to the ground and crawled towards officer Carolan who holstered his gun, handcuffed Robinson, and immediately began rendering aid to Robinson. The officers called for paramedics while officer Carolan applied pressure to one of Robinson’s gunshot wounds. Officer Carolan and another officer continued to provide medical assistance until rescue arrived on scene and transported Robinson to the hospital. After Robinson was transported to the hospital, officers entered his apartment and verified that no additional people were inside it. Crime scene detectives processed the shooting scene and located Robinson’s gun, a 9MM handgun, in the grassy area near where he had been shot. Investigators also found a spent casing ejected from Robinson’s firearm near where they found his gun. At this time, Robinson is in critical, but stable condition, having undergone surgeries for multiple gunshot wounds.

Carroll, Iowa — On March 5, 2021, Carroll Police Officer Patrick McCarty saw 29-year-old Dennis Guider Jr. in the passenger seat of a car at a restaurant drive-through. Around 1:00 p.m. Officer McCarty stopped the vehicle and indicated Guider was facing arrest for a forgery case in Illinois. Officer McCarty asked Guider to step out of the vehicle. A minute later, Guider opened the driver door of the car and pushed out a woman who had been driving the vehicle. Guider refused to comply with officers’ commands to exit a vehicle and attempted to flee in the car. As he fled, the officer ended up on the hood of the suspect’s car.

Authorities say Guider reached speeds up to 60 mph with the officer still on the hood before striking a culvert and throwing the officer from the vehicle, resulting in serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Officer McCarty suffered a broken vertebrae in his back. The officer was treated at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and released that day. Guider was later located in Chicago Heights, Illinois after ditching his original vehicle and stealing another vehicle from a garage with the keys left inside. District Associate Judge Joseph McCarville sentenced Guider to up to five years of prison to be served separately from the Illinois incarceration. Guider was wanted in Illinois for violating his parole for burglary and fraud. He had been sentenced to up to six years in prison and was paroled in July 2019, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He should have shot him but was probably thinking about the officer that was charged for something similar.

I was being both.

She was also a potential threat and should have been cuffed, as well. I saw a video where the female companion ended up shooting an officer after they neglected to secure the whole car following an officer involved shooting.

Yeah I dont disagree but the two of them were having trouble and never did control the guy, so I get why they didn’t get off him to handle her. At the end of the day a male is 9000 more times statistically dangerous than a female, though it still happens.

They are so mad this idiot got shot:

Baltimore, Maryland — On May 11, 2023, Baltimore Police Officers were called to the 2500 block of McHenry Street for reports of a person displaying characteristics of an armed individual around 1:25 p.m. Body cam video shows Detective Cedric Elleby sitting on a stoop next to 17-year-old Mekhi Franklin before the teen walked away. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the officer was in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood engaging with residents before a foot pursuit happened. As they rounded a corner, police ordered Franklin to drop his weapon multiple times, after refusing to drop his weapon, officer then fired his weapon, injuring the teen. The officer fired at least four shots, and Franklin was struck once. Franklin was taken to a hospital. His condition has been upgraded from critical to stable. The gun Franklin had was recovered at the scene. Police said it is a 9MM Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun with an extended magazine. They said an investigation revealed the gun was stolen from a car in Baltimore back in June 2021. Detective Elleby has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.