VIDEO: Dash Cam Of Officer-Involved Shooting
By Mike Perleberg
(Hebron, Ky.) – Police cruiser dash camera footage of an incident in which a Boone County deputy fatally shot a 19-year-old woman has been released, but it does leave some questions about what happened on River Road near Hebron Saturday morning.
Samantha Ramsey, of Covington, was shot four times by Deputy Tyler Brockman as he investigated a reported field party on River Road.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office released the dash cam video Monday. The video shows Brockman driving to the scene with his flashing lights activated.
VIEW THE DASH CAM FOOTAGE BELOW, COURTESY WLWT-TV.
Brockman arrives on scene. Once out of his cruiser, he allows one vehicle to leave after briefly speaking with the driver.
About 20 seconds later, Ramsey’s vehicle pulls up to the road from the driveway. It comes to a near stop, but appears to accelerate as Brockman approaches. The vehicle and Brockman then go out of frame.
That is when the sheriff’s office says the shooting occurred.
Seconds later, smoke can be seen coming from Ramsey’s vehicle off-camera after it wrecked into a ditch. Passengers who were riding in Ramsey’s vehicle are later seen on-camera sitting in the road, becoming very emotional in the aftermath of the shooting.
The video does not show a major point of contention: whether the deputy was hit by Ramsey’s vehicle or if he jumped on the hood before using lethal force. In a release about the incident, the sheriff’s office said the deputy was struck by the vehicle. However, the passengers in Ramsey’s vehicle have told various media outlets that Brockman jumped onto the hood himself.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says it will continue to handle the investigation in-house. Brockman, who suffered a leg injury in the incident, remains on administrative leave.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Scheben told WKRC-TV that Brockman will be interviewed and have statements taken by investigators once medication he received for his injury has worn off.