VIDEO: Struthers body cam video shows deadly officer involved shooting
WARNING: Viewers may find the video disturbing to watch.
New bodycam video released from Struthers Police shows the officer-involved shooting in early April that resulted in the death of a 35-year-old suspect.
Often, local police departments don't release body cam video to the public before an investigation is complete, but in this case, the administration in Struthers felt it was necessary in order to be transparent.
According to previously released radio traffic from Struthers police, the incident started as a traffic stop on State Street in Struthers. The suspect allegedly tried to hit the police cruiser at a drive-thru before driving away with the officer following behind.
Police say tasers were used at one point, and the suspect pulled a gun causing Struthers police to shoot the suspect.
No Youngstown officers were involved in the tasing or shooting of the suspect.
Schneeman was placed on administrative leave at the time of the shooting per department protocol but recently was cleared to return to duty.