Officers take fire, dive for cover and negotiate with shooter
Body cam videos carried by officers in Ohio are giving the public a closer look at the dangers police faced during a recent standoff with a suspect.
The Green Township Police Department of Ohio has released dash cam and body cam footage of officers responding to a subject firing weapons into a neighbor’s yard last month.
When officers from the Green Township Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrived, the defendant fired several rounds at officers. The video shows officers taking fire, diving for cover and negotiating with the subject who was later arrested.
“This was a very dangerous call for the responding officers. The Green Township officers and Hamilton County Sheriff deputies that responded to this call should be commended for the courage and professionalism. They relied on their training and kept their composure in an extremely stressful situation,” Jim Vetter, chief of the Green Township Police Department, posted on the department’s Facebook page.
Vetter posted that Brendan MacDonald was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury for multiple counts of attempted murder and felonious assault.