BPD releases footage of officer-involved shooting from Dec. 18 on Maria Angelica Street

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 04:38:12-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department has released footage of an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Dec. 18, 2020 on Maria Angelica Street.

The video also includes a briefing of the shooting.

The video can be found on the Bakersfield Police Department website and all of the department’s social media platforms.

While this investigation has moved to a point where it is practical to release this information, the matter is still under review. The involved officers remain on modified duty pending a determination by the Chief of Police as to the appropriateness of their actions under state law and department policy.

Watch the Full Footage Here:

The officers involved in the shooting are identified as Senior Officer Andrew Ferguson, Senior Officer Marc Lugo, Officer Joshua Ince, Officer Anthony Flores, Officer Kelton Beattie, and Officer William Vining. All officers were wearing body camera devices.

Chief of Police Greg Terry said, “The public has a legitimate interest in obtaining timely and accurate information about police shootings, and the Bakersfield Police Department is committed to making that information available. We will release the body-worn camera footage of officers in critical incidents as soon as it is possible to do so without compromising an investigation. This is our commitment to accountability and professionalism.”