City Leader spoke today about The UC’s police officer’s body cam recording during a traffic stop that ended with a fatal shooting.
City Manager Harry Black said he hasn’t seen the video from Tensing’s camera, he’s been told what’s on it and “it was not a good situation.”
“Someone has died that didn’t necessarily have to die, and I will leave it at that.” Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell also weighed in on the situation.
“I have seen the video,” Blackwell said. “I don’t want to comment on the video today. I think it would be premature to interject my feelings given the sensitive nature of what’s in the video, because what has happened and what could happen in our community. It’s not a good situation, I think that’s clear. And it will become evident once that video is shown. We’re just trying to do our best to be prepared for whatever might come out of it. We are asking people here to be mindful of our policing strategy and platform that has existed since the collaborative.”