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Body cam of officer-involved shooting that killed 2 dogs will not be released

The Red Bluff Police Department said they will not release body cam footage of the officer-involved shooting that left two dogs dead two weeks ago, according to an email sent on Monday.

Posted: Nov. 26, 2017 11:31 AM

The Red Bluff Police Department said they will not release body cam footage of the officer-involved shooting that left two dogs dead two weeks ago, according to an email sent on Monday. 

Lieutenant Matt Hansen emailed Action News Now reporter James Villalobos on Monday that the city attorney has seen the body cam footage and has concluded that no footage or 911 calls will be released regarding the shooting. 

The email states: 

"Our City Attorney has just been able to see the body camera video and get briefed by the Chief. He is of the opinion that since this is still an ongoing investigation that will likely end up in litigation the body camera video and 911 calls will not be released at this time. The officer involved in this incident and the personnel at our department continue to receive threatening emails and phone calls from animal rights activists. A release of a even a portion of video showing the officer’s actions were justified would only be met by demands for more. The shooting of the animals is graphic and in of itself disturbing. We can see no good coming from its release."

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