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Police body camera captures police pursuit

Posted: 3:57 PM, May 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-05 16:34:06-04

A police foot chase was caught on a South Euclid Police officer’s body cam.

 

The traffic stop started with the officer being cordial to the driver who police say ran a red light.

 

"I'm going to work with you, and get you on your way, no big deal OK,” said officer Joseph Dilillo.

 

When officer Dilillo went back to his cruiser to write a ticket, the driver took off running.

 

The officer chased and caught the man.

 

Police say they arrested 38 year old Randy Collier.

 

Collier was charged with fleeing and eluding.

 

Collier told police he ran because he was wanted on a warrant out of Cleveland Heights.

 

Police say he had a fake license plate and a suspended driver’s license.

 

Video like these are becoming more common as more police departments use body cams. 

 

The University of South Florida did a study on body cams with Orlando Police.

 

The study, released in 2015, reportedly found citizen complaints against police dropped 65% and officers use of force also dropped by 53%.

 

"Often times when people come in and they want to make a complaint, we will talk about the fact that we can go back and look at video, and sometimes they'll say what do you mean video, and their story will tend to change a little bit, so it has been beneficial,” said South Euclid Police Chief Kevin Nietert

 

Body cam video is also used in court as evidence.