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Cop who shot Antonio Martin in Missouri did not have Body Cam activated

The police officer who shot and killed Antonio Martin on Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, was given a body camera but it was not activated at the time of the shooting, officials said today.

The shooting sparked new unrest in a region already reeling following an August police shooting a few miles away in Ferguson. About 200 to 300 protesters gathered at the gas station where Tuesday night's shooting happened.

When asked whether he was concerned that the officer's body cam was not activated, Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins said he was "not concerned."

"At this point it's relatively new," Hoskins said of the body cameras. "We only have three [body cams], so if it had been six months from today and we had gone through all the training I would have some concerns."
But since authorities have the gas station surveillance video that shows the interaction, Hoskins said he wasn't concerne


Added: Dec-24-2014 Occurred On: Dec-24-2014
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