Release of Body Cam Footage

Douglas County Releases Body Camera Footage From Officer Involved Shooting on December 20, 2020
Posted on 12/28/2020
Douglas County Releases Body Camera Footage From Officer Involved Shooting on December 20, 2020

Minden, NV- After a public information request was received from the media, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has released the body camera footage from the Officer Involved Shooting which occurred on December 20, 2020. The officers involved in the shooting included Sgt. John Lenz, Deputy  Justin Fricke, Deputy Bruce Jacobsen and Deputy Scott Wharton  The suspects shown in the video include Kaela Mae Horse-Berreman and Nicholas Berreman.

 

Statement, Sheriff Dan Coverley

“The matter is still currently under investigation and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is confident that a thorough and transparent investigation will be conducted the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Division of Investigations. Our office will maintain transparency with our community regarding this investigation as appropriate. We ask for the community to rely on the facts, and avoid sharing the kind of misinformation that can run rampant on social media. While difficult, please be patient for those facts to be established.  Having reviewed the body camera footage, this is a situation where it appears to me our officers’ lives were very much in danger.  I am grateful for the successful recovery of Sergeant Lenz and we look forward to bringing him home to the community in which he proudly serves.”

 

The body Camera footage is available upon request by submitting a public information request to mblosser@douglasnv.us.

 

The body camera footage contains graphic content.  

 

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will be bringing forth charges of attempted Murder with the use of a deadly weapon, attempted Murder of a First Responder, Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm, Battery with a Deadly Weapon causing Substantial Bodily Harm, and Battery upon a Protected Person causing Substantial Bodily Harm.

 

For more information on the Officer Involved Shooting click here.

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