Authorities Cleared in Officer Involved Shooting: In-Car Video Released

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by Reporter: Natalie Travis
by Photographer: Eric Stratton

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- Police released in-car video Tuesday (4/16) regarding the February officer involved shooting of Carl Bowie III, after the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals deemed actions of that day within legal parameters.

APD Chief Mark Mew says authorities do not always have this level of information to release to the public in these types of cases.

Currently there are 17 units in the city that have in-car video and one of those vehicles captured the incident with Bowie--who officials pursed after he allegedly stole a truck and rammed officers.

Mew says APD is in the final stages of acquiring more in-car video systems---boosting the number to about 160.

"From an anecdotal  perspective, I don't know if the troopers are saying this or not," said Mew. "But it seems to me on an anecdotal level that we are seeing a lot more of these events involving people trying to run the cops down, smashing police cars, trying to run over officers on foot."
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