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Police release portions of Hawkes lapel video

Updated: 05/21/2014 10:22 PM | Created: 05/21/2014 5:20 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Wednesday, the Albuquerque Police Department announced that TASER, the company that manufactures lapel cameras, could not retrieve video from the camera of Officer Jeremy Dear, who shot Mary Hawkes in April. Police say Hawkes was accused of stealing a car and was holding a gun.

Police did release several short video clips from other officers’ cameras. Audio was missing from several portions of those videos.

On one of the clips, you hear an officer radio Officer Dear. It seems to be before the shooting. The officer stays in the parking lot, and doesn’t approach Hawkes during the clip.

Mary Hawkes is visible in another clip from a surveillance camera at a car wash. The car wash released the video to KOB Eyewitness News 4 right after the shooting, and APD released it Wednesday. Hawkes is running with something in her hand; police say it’s a gun.

The rest of the clips seem to come after the shooting. They include an officer talking to dispatch about getting rescue units for Hawkes and one showing officers putting up caution tape.

APD also released a photo of the gun they say they found at the scene. APD released the video at 5:00 Wednesday and a spokesperson said they would not answer any follow-up questions until Thursday.


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