Source: Screenshot from video below
Update: Bodycam footage from one of the officers involved has been released to the public.
Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
Jun. 21—ALBANY — Police Chief Eric Hawkins is expected to show video made by police body cameras of the stabbing of a police officer and the subsequent shooting of a man by police late Monday morning on Franklin Street.
A domestic confrontation at a home Monday led to the incident between a 54-year-old man and police officers who were called to a home on Franklin Street to defuse an argument between a man and his ex-partner. A family member on the scene said officers began to help the man move his belongings out of the apartment.
When officers looked up the man’s name, they discovered he had an open warrant that was issued in March for criminal obstruction of breathing. As officers tried to take him into custody, he allegedly stabbed an officer in the arm. A second officer shot the man once in the upper chest.
The man was in stable condition Monday night at Albany Medical Center. His condition Tuesday morning was not immediately available.
Police have not released the names of the man or the officers.
At the Monday press conference, Hawkins said the suspect swung the knife again at the injured officer after being shot. The second officer managed to convince the man to put the knife down and officers then rendered first aid to the man. Hawkins said officers showed an “extraordinary amount of restraint” and used de-escalation tactics to ensure no one else sustained further injury.
Hawkins said officers recovered a knife that was about 8 inches in length with a 4-inch blade.
But the family of the shooting victim questioned why police didn’t use a Taser to restrain him.
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