SDPD Releases Body Cam & Surveillance Footage of Officer Involved Shooting


The San Diego Police Department has released video of an officer-involved shooting involving a man who was arrested and police say stole a gun out of an officer's backpack Sunday.

The footage includes bodycam video from officers inside the police station's sally port, as well as surveillance footage of the parking area.

Police say a 25-year-old Hispanic man, later identified as Keith Bergman, was arrested shortly after 6:20 p.m. after an incident at a downtown San Diego hotel on Sunday. A hotel security guard reported the man was “acting strange” and threatening others.

Bergman was evaluated for being under the influence and arrested, according to SDPD. Police say they found methamphetamine and five credit cards that didn't belong to him in his pockets.

Officers brought Bergman to SDPD headquarters. Just after 8 p.m., police said the suspect somehow freed one hand from his handcuffs while inside the patrol SUV, and then broke a divider that separates the prisoner seat area from the cargo area and found an officer's backpack that contained a backup handgun. - KOGO News

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