On Monday morning, three officers responded to call from the Orlando Regional Medical Center emergency room that ended with one dead and there is no bodycam footage available even though two of the officers had cameras on them.
During the two hour standoff, that started at 6 A.M., Brian Baker, 33, threatened to shoot people at the hospital.
The officer that shot Baker was a K-9 officer and was not issued a bodycam.
The other two officers, one being SWAT, had bodycams on them but one claims his camera was covered by his gear and the other was dead.
The department claims that Orlando police Master Sgt. Anthony Wong Shue’s camera battery was dead due to it being the end of the 12-hour shift when the 911 call came through.
According to WFTV:
> “There were other officers with body-worn cameras on (the) scene, and there is video of the shooting,” an OPD spokesman said.
This is not the first time officers within the department were involved in shootings this year where the officers had body cameras and there was no footage.
In May, Photography Is Not A Crime reported on Orlando Police Department shooting inside a car and the officers had bodycams that were dead as well.
Also, when Officer William Escobar of the Orlando Police Department attacked a man, he was wearing a bodycam that capture the attack but the department refused to turn it over to prosecutors.
In 2010, Orlando cops claimed that a suspect was ramming his car into a patrol car but surveillance footage showed otherwise and in this incident, once gain, no bodycam footage.
Since the batter upgrade, officers have been punished for not using or improperly using the cameras.