By Suzie Ziegler 

ELYRIA, Ohio — New dashcam video launched by the Ohio State Patrol on Tuesday exhibits a part of the incident that killed Bluffton police officer Dominic Francis. Francis was struck final week whereas deploying cease sticks. 

Based on WTVG, the brand new footage exhibits the pursuit that ensued after Francis was hit, together with a PIT maneuver and an arrest. The video doesn’t present the crash that killed Francis. 

The incident started March 31 when troopers tried to drag over a dashing automobile. Three suspects within the automobile led police on a multi-county pursuit earlier than crashing. One suspect was arrested on the scene and one other suspect was discovered hiding after an hours-long manhunt. However the third suspect, Dante Tate, stole a Toyota Prius and led police on a second pursuit. The video beneath exhibits the second pursuit. 

Within the video, Tate weaves out and in of visitors with a number of police automobiles in pursuit. At one level, Tate drives throughout a grassy median. A trooper makes an attempt a PIT maneuver, however Tate manages to drive off. The edited video cuts to the tip of the pursuit, which exhibits the Prius went off the highway and crashed. Bodycam video launched final week exhibits Tate’s arrest. In that video, officers order Tate out of the automobile together with his fingers up and Tate is taken into custody. 

Tate is now charged with receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding legislation enforcement. Emin Johnson is charged with involuntary manslaughter, failure to adjust to police, and receiving stolen property. Zachary Love is charged with receiving stolen property and having weapons beneath incapacity.





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