Vancouver Police release critical incident video

June 14, 2024

On June 8, 2024, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) was involved in an officer-involved shooting. Two officers were placed on Critical Incident Leave. One officer discharged their firearm, and one officer witnessed the incident. Both officers were wearing body worn cameras (BWC) at the time of the incident and both officers patrol vehicles were equipped with front-facing in-car cameras. 

Following an officer-involved shooting involving the Vancouver Police Department, the department will release a Critical Incident Video, which includes video captured from department body worn cameras and patrol vehicle cameras. The release of these videos is at the discretion of the Chief of Police and is separate from the Independent Investigation Team (IIT) investigation.

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting an independent investigation of this incident. The Vancouver Police Department is not involved in the officer-involved shooting investigation. VPD will conduct an administrative investigation/review after the SWIIRT investigation is completed.

The Critical Incident Video can be viewed on the Vancouver Police Department website: Critical Incident Videos -The City of Vancouver, WA

The Vancouver Police Department will not be commenting on the investigation or the content in the Critical Incident Video. Release of the video is to provide some visual context of the incident as the Vancouver Police Department understands the events to have occurred, according to the video and incident information at the time.  

The Vancouver Police Department values the sanctity of human life and the dignity of all persons, and any loss of life is tragic. 

Please be aware the video contains graphic images and viewer discretion is strongly advised.