Intense Albany police video from fatal Quail Street encounter

The Albany Police Department released video from the February traffic stop at Quail and Spring Streets that involved the driving pinning an officer under a bumper and the officers fatally shooting the driver, Howard Tucker. The TU has posted the video online and it's embedded above.

The video is intense. As Tucker pulls away, the officers yell at him to stop. Tucker swings the car around, almost hits a telephone pole and then plows ahead into officer Kevin Moynihan. The officers then fire on Tucker as the car drives out of frame.

The clip gives you a sense of the extreme pressure the officers must have felt as Tucker careened around the snowy street. It's scary to watch.

The two officers involved in the incident, Moynihan and Christopher Pageau, were cleared by a grand jury in June. The APD said Tucker had tried to speed away when the officers noticed a gun in his car during a traffic stop. The TU reports that Moynihan is back at work and Pageau is out on leave. [YNN] [TU] [TU]

Comments

Holy {expletive}!

Ugh. Totally not putting yakety sax on that one.

And this is why I have tremendous respect for cops.

So what are the community "leaders" who were calling for those officers heads saying now?

Wow. I have a more respect for the APD for putting up with stuff like that... yikes

Thats my friend running to the rescue from the ambulance.

Tucker was a parolee who should have been in jail. He had numerous dirty urines and his parole should have been violated !

But really, was all that profanity necessary?

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