ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The manufacturer of the lapel camera an Albuquerque police officer was wearing during a fatal shooting can 217;t conclusively say why video wasn’t recorded.
Officer Jeremy Dear was involved in an April 21 chase with 19-year-old Mary Hawkes, who was suspected of stealing a truck.
Police say Hawkes pulled a weapon on Dear, prompting the officer to fire his gun.
A toxicology report later showed Hawkes had a high concentration of methamphetamine in her system.
Albuquerque police were unable to obtain video from Dear’s camera and sent it to the manufacturer.
Taser International officials said Wednesday that they don’t know if Dear failed to record the incident or if a power connector on the lapel camera failed.
Police say Dear remains on administrative assignment as their criminal and internal investigations continue.