Body cam footage released from Salt Lake City officer-involved shooting
Nov 16, 2018, 6:53 PM
(Salt Lake County Jail)
SALT LAKE CITY — New body cam footage shows a heated exchange between a suspect and officer before investigators say the officer fired his service weapon.
The video picks up after the officer confronted 28-year-old Robert Ortega. The officer learning Ortega had a warrant out for his arrest.
Ortega yells, “Sir, I’m not doing anything! No, I’m not doing anything!”
The Salt Lake City officer – who is not being identified – then chases Ortega to his car after unsuccessfully using a taser.
The officer asks, “Do you want to get [expletive] shot?”
“No, man. I don’t,” Ortega replies.
Ortega wasn’t hit by the officer’s round, and was able to drive away, but police arrested him a few days later after receiving a tip he was holed up in a hotel.
Per normal protocol, that officer is on administrative leave while the investigation continues.
Ortega was originally in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in 2011.