VIDEO: Attempted Homicide of Sacramento Officer

The officer's bodycam was knocked off during the epic struggle

By Calibre Press  |   Jan 10, 2019

The Sacramento Bee reports: 

Sacramento Police released body camera footage Tuesday evening of an incident this week where an officer used a Taser to subdue a man accused of running, scuffling and biting the officer after a foot pursuit into an Upper Land Park apartment complex.

Police say the suspect was armed but the body camera of the arresting officer, who was alone for most of the Sunday morning incident, apparently fell off his uniform and did not capture images of the incident’s final moments.

The incident began just after 2 a.m. Jan. 6 when the suspect, identified by police as Artavious Coleman, 33, did not pull over when the officer attempted to make a traffic stop for expired registration on Coleman’s car, police said in a news release.

A slow-speed vehicle pursuit through residential streets ensued, in-car camera footage shows. Coleman later parked his car in front of an apartment complex on Seavey Circle, and ran into a park between buildings.

[Note: Videos are provided here for law enforcement reference viewing only and viewing such videos does not replace personal law enforcement training. Moreover, each live scenario is unique and nothing here should supplement an officer’s own cumulative training, experience, and personal judgment responding to such live scenarios.]

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