DASHCAM: Officer Struck by Crossfire in Fatal OIS

After DUI suspect escapes from cuffs, shots were fired, striking the suspect & an officer

By Calibre Press  |   Aug 23, 2017

From MLive.com:

After reviewing evidence and items in an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and another officer shot, the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office has found no criminal wrongdoing occurred.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, dash-cam video of the events leading up to the shooting was released by the prosecutor’s office.

A police officer in Saginaw Township just after 1:30 p.m. on July 19, arrested Farhad Jabbari on West Michigan near Leo on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The officer, who has not been named, administered field sobriety tests and a preliminary test on Jabbari, according to the prosecutor’s office.

After the officer placed the Jabbari in the back seat of his patrol vehicle, the officer noticed that Jabbari was tampering with his handcuffs, freeing one hand from restraint, according to the prosecutor’s office.

In a video released by the prosecutor’s office, the officer could be heard asking “What are you doing?” before exiting the driver’s side and going to the rear driver’s side door of the police vehicle. During the same time, before the officer enters the back seat, the vehicle began to move as if there was a commotion in the back seat. The back-passenger side door could be seen recoiling from some sort of impact from inside of the vehicle.

According to the prosecutor’s office, when the officer entered the vehicle to restrain Jabbari, he was immediately attacked by Jabbari, who gouged at the officer’s eyes.

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