The Tucson Police Department is releasing the body cam footage from the officer-involved shooting in March where a suspect, 41-year old Carlos Alegria, was believed to be armed with a pistol and a knife. Police Chief Chris Magnus notes that this is still an open investigation and they have to be careful in what they say about it but he can say that he wanted to make this footage public to help the public understand how fluid and unpredictable these situations often are.
Tucson Police Release OIS Bodycam Footage
Magnus says 1-in-5 of his officers have the cameras now and he hopes to expand that to all of his men, even to police cadets as footage like this shows that these cameras would be useful learning tools in the academy. Alegria was found with a BB-gun and has since recovered from his injuries. He is now in jail on aggravated assault on police officer and disorderly conduct charges.