The Columbia Police Department has released the body cam video of one of the officers on scene at a fight that happened at the Eagle Stop in Columbia.
ABC 17 News also obtained this cell phone video of the incident:
In the press release attached below, CPD describes why officers reacted the way that they did.
“It’s important to look at the situation as a whole. Incidents like this have many factors to take into consideration, and often multiple videos to review. That is why it’s important to hesitate before drawing any conclusions about circumstances portrayed in things like cell phone videos,” said Deputy Chief John Gordon.