Sacramento police release new videos in 20th Avenue officer-involved shooting
The Sacramento Police Department released video footage in connection to an officer-involved shooting in the Oak Park neighborhood, the second video release of a critical incident from the department in two days.
The video is covered under Sacramento’s video-release policy, which requires footage of officer-involved shootings to be made public within 30 days as long as the release doesn’t taint an ongoing investigation. Though the officer involved fired his weapon, police said the suspect wasn’t hit by a bullet and no one was injured.
On Thursday, the Police Department released video in connection to claims by a pregnant woman that an officer threw her to the ground. That came at the discretion of new Police Chief Daniel Hahn and did not fall under the city’s video release policy.
Friday’s video shows parts of a July 27 chase in which the Sacramento Police Department said it received reports of a man who had a gun in his hand near 20th Avenue and 36th Street, and who appeared to have been involved in a fight.
Two department SWAT officers responded to the call. Once they arrived, the officers tried to contact the man, identified as 26-year-old Clifton Allison, but he ran away. One of the officers chased him on foot while wearing a marked uniform. The other followed in a unmarked car.
Police said Allison pointed a handgun at the officer during the chase. The officer, identified as Jeremiah Jarvis, countered by firing five rounds at Allison, who was not hit. Allison eventually surrendered to the officer, throwing a loaded silver revolver on the ground as he lay there, police said.
Allison’s surrender was captured on one of two home-surveillance videos released by the department Friday, which shows him dropping to his knees with both hands up before going to the ground. A second surveillance camera filmed the moments just before, showing Allison round the corner of a residential street, holding what appears to be a gun in his hand. A marked patrol car is driving slowly about a half block away.
Jarvis comes into the frame a few seconds later, pointing his firearm at Allison. He is followed by an unmarked police car.
The two surveillance videos were two of 13 files included in the release. Two audio files, which consist of the original 911 call and dispatch recordings, were also made public. Much of the other video shows the aftermath of the incident.
The footage released by the department does not show the moment when the officer fired his gun, said Officer Linda Matthew, a department spokeswoman. Matthew said Jarvis had not yet been issued a body-worn camera at the time of the shooting.
Allison was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on various charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, a department news release said. He remains in jail and is ineligible for bail, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department website.