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December 06, 2012
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Video: Ore. police cleared in patient's death

Police released this surveillance footage showing the dispute between an aggressive patient and an officer

News Channel 12

BEND, Ore. — One day after Deschutes County DA Patrick Flaherty cleared a Bend police officer in a fateful confrontation outside St. Charles-Bend. police released security video of the scene and NewsChannel 21 talked with the man's widow, who is still asking questions.

Hospital staff said patient Jerry Nichols became aggressive in the emergency room, as his oxygen levels were low.

After Bend police Officer Steve Craig pulled up and got out of his car, Nichols came toward him. Police said Craig used his TASER, and while it worked, police reports said it was fired too close, and it didn't stop Nichols. Craig then used an open hand strike to try to stop him, and he fell to the ground, soon suffering cardiac arrest.

Full Story: Police release St. Charles-Bend confrontation video

 






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