(Still photo of Des Moines Police Officer body cam footage, showing moment Tiffany Potter fired a hand-gun during a chase with police officers) 


(DES MOINES, Iowa)   Des Moines Police are releasing officers' body cam video showing the events that led up to the death of a woman, shot and killed by a police officer last summer.

Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parezik says the video is probably some of the best evidence you can look at and see exactly the threat officers faced, and how professional they performed during the incident.  He says the officers were all calm and thoughtful, they knew what their response was going to be, the gave medical aid to Potter, secured the scene, and gathered evidence.

Twenty-nine-year old Tiffany Potter was shot by an officer after police say she fired a gun while they were chasing her on the city's east side July 5th, 2017.  Officer Brandon Holtan fired 12 rounds, striking Potter 10 times, below the waist. 

Officers began first aid  before medics arrived.  Potter died at the hospital.   

A Polk County Grand Jury cleared Des Moines Police Officers Brian Buck, Brandon  Holtan, and Brady Pratt in October, saying the use of force was justified.

Link to Des Moines Police news conference/body cam video.