A Cleveland Police officer who was shot twice is now under an internal investigation for not turning on her body camera. A wicked turn of events for being shot twice.
In July the officer nearly lost her life in a gunfight. Luckily she survived the ordeal, but now she is faced with another situation by her own department for not turning on her camera during the incident.
Her partner was able to get the gunfight on his camera after a woman called 911 to get police to a house on East 81st Street. Police said a man with a gun opened fire as officers found him hiding in a bathroom. Video recorded the gunfire and a quick, chaotic confrontation. Officer Kilnapp’s father is speaking out.
John Kilnapp worked for decades as a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
“My daughter called me and said, ‘Dad, I just got hit with a potential suspension.’ I thought she was joking,” he said.
We found John Kilnapp disgusted to learn his daughter could get suspended for something related to the night she got shot.
It is baffling to think that an officer who got shot twice could be subject to discipline for forgetting to activate her camera even though the entire incident was captured on her partner's camera. If she was not found to be in violation of any law during the gunfight, did her job correctly and was shot twice, the possible suspension leaves one to question the legitimacy of the discipline.