Officer reportedly lost body camera in scuffle during July 3 shooting

New information has come to light in the investigation into the fatal July 3 officer-involved shooting of Stonechild “Stoney” Chiefstick.

Bremerton Police Lt. Kevin Crane who is a part of the Kitsap County Incident Response Team (KCIRT) investigating the shooting told reporters following the incident, that during a struggle with Chiefstick the officer’s body camera became disabled.

The North Kitsap Herald reached out to Lt. Crane for more details and additional comments, but were directed to Bremerton Police Captain Tom Wolfe.

“As I understand it, the camera had been knocked off the officer and was still working,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe was unable to give further details of the investigation or as to whether or not other officers on scene had functioning body cameras.

Reporters for North Kitsap Herald also reached out to contacts at the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the Poulsbo Police Department to verify information.

The investigation into the July 3 shooting is still ongoing, KCIRT is awaiting toxicology reports from the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory before turning the case over to the Kitsap County Prosecuting attorney.

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