Officials release police body cam footage of violent protest honoring Stamford resident

Stamford officials released police body cam footage from a summertime protest that ended in violence.

News 12 Staff

Dec 19, 2020, 3:41 AM

Updated 1,284 days ago

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Stamford officials released police body cam footage from a summertime protest that ended in violence.
The march was held Aug. 8 in support of Stamford resident Steven Barrier, who died in police custody last year. A state investigation determined it was due to a medical emergency.
The video shows the tense moments when protesters marched from Home Depot down to the police station. Police say marchers didn't disperse when they were asked to, leading to six people facing charges.
Police say they had to physically gain control of the suspects to arrest them. During the clash, nine officers were hurt. One officer needed surgery.
Previous video of the protest had all come from protesters. Police Chief Tim Shaw said some of the videos don't tell the whole story.
In August, Shaw issued a statement saying there was body camera footage of the complete incident, which would be reviewed. Shaw said if there was any inappropriate behavior by officers, they will be held accountable. The same will hold true for the marchers.
News 12 reached out to both the city and the police chief who say the investigation is complete and the findings will be released to the public in January.
Stamford Public Safety Health and Welfare Department shared police body camera footage from the day of the protest online.


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