GRAPHIC: Police release bodycam video of deadly officer-involved shooting
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - On Thursday, the Cincinnati Police Department released body camera video from the officer-involving shooting that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Ali Coulter.
On Thursday, the Cincinnati Police Department released body camera video from the officer-involving shooting that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Ali Coulter.
The shooting took place around 9:15 a.m. Monday during a combined investigation between CPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Squad and Covington Police Department, according to CPD Interim Police Chief Teresa Theetge.
Theetge says that Coulter had an active murder warrant for the homicide of 28-year-old Christian Jones.
The Fugitive Apprehension Squad was at the residence of Ali’s mother to speak with her about his whereabouts. Theetge says that the officers did not know Coulter was home at the time.
Police released the bodycam video from Officers Mark Longworth and Charles Knapp, who discharged their weapons.
Video of the incident shows Officer Knapp entering the backyard of the residence when Coulter flees and jumps over a fence. Several officers, including Knapp, are heard in the video telling Coulter multiple times to drop his weapon.
The footage then shows Officers Knapp and Longworth confronting Coulter in front of a different residence.
A still from the bodycam footage shows Coulter with a firearm in his hand.
Both officers fire their weapons at Coulter and repeat their orders to throw away his weapon.
The officers secured the scene and then started to render aid to Coulter. Coulter ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Theetge was unable to comment on the ongoing investigation by Kentucky State Police but said the CPD officers involved were placed on a five-day administrative leave.
Theetge also mentions that in 2021, the Fugitive Apprehension Squad was responsible for 259 felony arrests. Forty-six of those arrests were for murder or aggravated murder. Ninety-two were for shooting suspects.
Releasing the bodycam video Thursday went against the wishes of Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders, he said.
Less than an hour after showing the video to the public for the first time, Sanders went on Twitter, voicing his displeasure with Cincinnati officials.
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