BODY CAM: OPD footage from Kenneth Jones shooting released
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Police Department (OPD) released the dash and body camera footage from the November shooting of 35-year-old Kenneth Jones.
Police said in a statement that they would not release the video sooner under a state law that allows law enforcement agencies to withhold information that’s a part of an active investigation.
A grand jury investigation returned no indictment in Jones’ death.
Body camera footage from OPD Officer Daniel Faulkner, who fired the fatal shots, shows Jones ignoring repeated orders to exit the vehicle and raise his hands.
Three other people in the car complied with officers’ commands. Jones is seen looking around and fumbling for something out of view of the officer’s camera.
Toxicology results later show Jones had a hallucinogenic drug in his system.
A second officer at the scene, Richard Martier, eventually broke out the rear passenger window of the 2019 Dodge Charger and pulled Jones from the car.
Faulkner, in interviews after the shooting, said he felt a gun on Jones’ body when he rushed over to help, and that he felt Jones’ hand on it. Faulker said he pushed Jones away from them.
That’s when four shots rang out. Emergency aid was rendered but Jones could not be revived.