10TV Footage Of Shooting Gives Police Rare Learning Opportunity


UPDATED: Wednesday July 18, 2012 6:28 PM

Police said that 10TV's footage of a police-involved shooting would give them an opportunity to review and analyze a split-second decision.

10TV's cameras were rolling as a burglary suspect connected to a deadly shooting doubles back from being chased by an officer and jumps into her cruiser.

"These are the people that we deal with everyday," said Columbus Division of Police Sgt. Rich Weiner. "They have nothing to lose."

The pursuing patrol officer, whose name was not immediately released, fired six shots at the man as an uninvolved vehicle moved off the road.

"These things happen in a matter of seconds and then you have video which you can go back and review it over and over again," Weiner said.

Weiner said that it was rare for officers to have footage to review.

"You want to learn from it," Weiner said. "That is the only way you can get better as a agency."

Weiner said that he could not comment if the officer should have fired the shots. He said that the incident was still under review.

The officer will have seven to 14 days to file a written report on the incident. The report will then be forwarded to a review board.

Tuesday's shooting was the second caught on camera this year.

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