On March 18, 2015, the Norfolk Police Department reported that the incident resulting in an officer-involved shooting on March 16, 2015 had not been captured by the officer’s body worn camera. In fact, this officer did not activate the camera until after the shooting had taken place.
Because of the technology used, the body worn cameras automatically capture 30 seconds of video immediately prior to activation. No audio is captured during this period. As is policy, the data from this officer’s body worn camera was preserved. During a review of all evidence in this case, it was discovered that the shooting incident was captured in the 30 second period prior to the camera’s activation.
The video will not be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation and review by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the pending criminal case against Dominique Chapman.