Body camera video calms community after Daytona Beach police kill attempted murder suspect
The same night, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri publicly released the body camera footage showing the prospective from the officer who was shot. The body camera video calmed the community and the outcry from the suspects family in the latest example of body camera video exhonerating and justifying police officers actions, according to Capri. Weve had people making false complaints, the officer harassed me or said this, well lets look at the body camera video, Capri said. Body cameras make a difference, theyre a game-changer.Most large law enforcement agencies across Central Florida do have body cameras as do many of the smaller ones. The Brevard County Sheriffs Office does not have body cameras.
Truck meet expected to draw thousands to Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The trucks roared into town on Friday for Daytonas Truck Meet to start the weekend. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said he has some concerns having the event during one of the busiest weekends of the year. But, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri disagrees. Chief Capri said its been a manageable event over the last couple of years. We have neighborhood intrusion units to protect the neighborhoods from people may be coming through there, said Chief Capri.
VIDEO: 1 person killed, Daytona Beach officer injured in shooting, police say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – One person was killed and a Daytona Beach police officer was injured in a shooting on Saturday, according to police. According to investigators, another officer tripped when shots were fired and hit his head, but is expected to be OK. Extremely grateful that both @DaytonaBchPD officers that were injured during today’s shooting will not only survive but are expected to fully recover. My cousin never had a chance, so his past has nothing to do with what happened today because nobody deserved to be killed. I don’t care who you are.”As is standard protocol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting and the officers who fired shots are on paid administrative leave.
Video: Massive crowds gather in Daytona Beach; residents fear for their safety
City officials received numerous phone calls and messages worried for their safety as large crowds began to form on A1A. “We need to find out where we can go further from this,” Daytona Beach Shores Council Member Billie Wheeler said. I was hearing nothing but terror from residents.”The massive crowds come as tourist destinations like Daytona Beach, begin to welcome back visitors after COVID-19 shutdowns. Everyone is welcome to Daytona Beach,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri sad. Mike Campanile said he heard about six gunshots close to where he works on Daytona Beach.