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Austin PD Investigates Partially Videotaped Shooting

May 13, 2009  | 

The Austin police chief has begun an investigation of an officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old in the Texas capital that was partially captured on a patrol car's video camera, the American-Statesman reports.

Police Chief Art Acevedo also confirmed the video camera in a second patrol car wasn't running, as he announced his goal of completing the investigation in no longer than 90 days. Community leaders have also questioned why the body of 18-year-old Nathaniel Sanders II lay at the scene for nearly six hours.

According to department policy, officers are required to record all traffic and pedestrian stops, sobriety tests and pursuits. The policy says the videos are crucial to investigations and provide an "unbiased recording" of events, the paper reported.

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