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Police Release Video of Controversial Traffic Stop

*Two Videos - Raw Dashcam. and the 11+ minute Police Department’s narrated version*

The Santa Barbara Police Department has released dash-cam video from Officer Aaron Tudor’s patrol vehicle on October 21, the night he arrested DUI suspect Tony Denunzio in the parking lot of Loreto Plaza. The highly anticipated video illuminates some of the arrest, though questions remain about the amount of force Tudor used to make the arrest versus Denunzio’s alleged resistance during the encounter.

The District Attorney’s Office declined to press resisting-arrest charges against Denunzio, and DA Joyce Dudley said she will not pursue any charges against Tudor. Denunzio, however, will be charged with DUI, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or above, and driving without a license. A blood sample taken from Denunzio after the incident showed a BAC (blood alcohol content) reading of

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Added: Dec-2-2011 Occurred On: Oct-21-2011
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, dashcam, police, dui, drunk driver, use of force, pepper spray, taser
Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States (load item map)
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