The Oxnard Police Department is releasing a Critical Incident Community Briefing video of the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred at approximately 6:00 P.M. on Friday, April 7, 2023.
The public can view the Critical Incident Community Briefing video on the Oxnard Police Department’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/aZUF4koU8mo. The link to the Critical Incident Community Briefing video will also be available on the Oxnard Police Department’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Viewer discretion is advised.
Chief Jason Benites stated: “The purpose of the video is to provide a general overview of what happened, hopefully answer questions that we realize may exist, as well as help discourage the spread of misinformation.”
The video also provides an explanation of the “less lethal” devices that were used prior to the officer involved shooting, as well as the functions and limitations of the officers’ body-worn cameras. Body worn cameras from all five officers present captured the incident from their respective positions.
Chief Benites added, “This video is in no way intended to offer an opinion or analysis of what transpired. Its scope is limited to presenting facts. It is focused only on the incident itself, and not beyond that…We encourage those watching the video to try to not arrive at a conclusion about the incident, as not all facts, evidence, and information have been corroborated or verified.”
The investigation is still ongoing. Detectives are requesting that anyone who might have witnessed the incident or has additional information to contact Detective Charles Buttell at (805) 385-7688 or [email protected].
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