BODY CAM: Officers react after Riverside cruiser stolen prior to crash

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Body cam video from Sgt. Michael Safriet was released by Riverside Police. The video shows what happened after a cruiser was stolen on Airway Road.

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Body camera footage obtained by News Center 7 shows the two Riverside police officers who were involved in the cruiser theft prior to the fatal crash involving suspect Raymond A. Walters.

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Officer Robert Todd, a 14-year veteran of the department, tells his supervisor he used his Taser on Walters prior to the theft of the cruiser.

Sgt. Michael Safriet, also a 14-year veteran with the department, discusses the incident with Todd in the video.

Safriet’s cruiser was struck by the fleeing stolen cruiser.

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The footage is from Safriet’s body camera. Riverside police said Todd was unable to activate his body camera as he was quickly exiting his cruiser to deal with the suspect.

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