Police release body cam video of chase in Norwood

Norwood chase body cam video

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Norwood police have released body cam video of the traffic stop that turned into a police chase Wednesday night.

A man is under arrest on several charges after Norwood police say he led them on a chase late Wednesday.

Barry Battle Jr., 34, was arrested on drug possession charges, evading police and reckless operation.

The chase began about 6:30 p.m. when a Norwood police officer pulled Battle over, spotted drugs on his lap and ordered him to put his hands on the steering wheel, police said.

Battle: I'm on my way to daycare my kids in daycare. She's at work.

Officer: OK, what do you have in your zipper right there, bud? How much weed is in the car? Keep your hands on the steering wheel.

Instead of obeying those orders, police say Battle sped off and fled down Tennessee Avenue.

“I think he knew he could probably tell some visual cues that this defendant was putting off that he was thinking about maybe fleeing,” Lt. Ron Murphy said.

During the chase, one of the tires on his vehicle blew out.

Later in the pursuit, police say a Cincinnati police officer threw down stop sticks that blew out one of his rear tires, bringing the vehicle to a halt in the 600 block of Derby Avenue in Spring Grove Village.

“Like I said we really don’t want these to happen. They’re dangerous to us, to the defendant and the general public. But we try to control them as best we can,” Lt. Murphy said.

No injuries were reported, and Battle was taken into custody without further incident.

Battle’s bond was set at $20,000 dollars.

He is due in court again on Sept. 30.

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