Almost a year after they conducted two vehicle pursuits in the matter of hours, a northeast Iowa police department will be featured on a national TV program.
Fayette Police Chief Ben Davis says the Investigation Discovery Channel’s Tuesday, July 5th edition of “BodyCam” will chronicle the crazy events involving his officers last summer.
What started just after midnight on July 12th with a report of shoplifting resulted in a vehicle chase with 38-year-old Erica Slack of Waverly to West Union and back. After using stop sticks to disable her vehicle and while authorities began clearing the road, a second vehicle driven by 26-year-old Diontay Cobbs of Manchester approached and refused to stop, almost hitting officers. He eventually crashed his car and was apprehended. All because Davis says Cobbs thought law enforcement had sent up a roadblock for him because he was wanted on various warrants in Black Hawk County.
Davis says much of the action was caught on cameras attached to officers’ firearms that activate when their gun is drawn. That night they were being used on a trial basis from Veridian Weapon Technologies.
Davis says the weapon cameras have since become standard equipment for his department to complement their use of body cameras.
You can hear Davis recount the events of last July here: