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Body and dash cameras were off during police shooting near Yale, officials say

Body and dash cameras were off during police shooting near Yale, officials say

Both Yale and Hamden police officers did not have their body cameras on April 16 when they opened fire during a traffic stop, wounding a New Haven woman, officials said Tuesday, but a recall function on the Hamden officer’s camera captured images seconds before he fired his gun.

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said the limited camera use went against policy and procedure after he released the short video in an unprecedented press conference held days after the shooting.

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