Bodycam video shows 5 Utah police officers fatally shooting man

Photo: Farmington Police Dept. (Fair Use)

On Wednesday, body camera footage was released showing that Utah police shot and killed a 25-year-old man during a traffic stop earlier this month, after he failed to comply with orders and an officer claimed he was carrying a gun.

Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen presented a video to reporters on Wednesday which shows the fatal shooting of Chase Allan, a 25-year-old who was killed during a traffic stop on March 1 in Utah, as reported by NBC News.

The video shows that Allan refused to obey commands and an officer claimed he had a gun. Johnsen called the incident “a tragic ending to what started out as an everyday traffic stop” and stated that the officer pulled Allan over for what authorities deemed an illegitimate license plate. Five officers were involved in the fatal shooting.

The video released on Wednesday by Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen was a compilation of footage from the five officers’ body cameras and the dashboard camera of the officer who initiated the traffic stop.

The video was supplemented with short written descriptions of the events as described by the police, NBC News reported.

The day after the deadly shooting, Farmington police said in a statement that “the driver became non-compliant with the initial officer.”

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