POLL CONTEXT: VIDEO (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT): POLICE OFFICER BODY CAM CAPTURES OFFICERS OWN DEATH FROM SHOOTING. The video footage is raw, showing Flagstaff, Ariz., police Officer Tyler Stewart chatting with a man accused of breaking a couple things in his girlfriend’s apartment a day earlier. That’s what body cameras do: capture the daily work of police officers up close. With Beyonce’ and the “Black Lives Matter” radical groups out there preaching that police officers are “targeting and killing black people”, when the stats don’t back it up, has caused a surge in police officer deaths.
The graphic video altered the usual conversation about body cameras and police accountability by capturing — up close — a polite conversation that instantly turned into a deadly encounter in which the officer had little chance to react. For several months, nationwide calls for police to wear body cameras have grown as activists and some public officials have pushed for answers after several high-profile use-of-force incidents, including the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson Mo.