I-Team: South Euclid body cameras show two routine calls turn chaotic

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SOUTH EUCLID - Police Chief Kevin Nietert says body cameras worn by his officers captured two altercations with suspects Monday.

In both incidents, police tasered the suspects.

The first incident happened Monday morning. Police were attempting to arrest Darvell Jordan, who was wanted on charges of rape and domestic violence.

Jordan led police on a brief pursuit. When he finally got out of his car he refused to comply with offices orders.

When he continued to argue with police, a struggle took place and he was tasered.

A few hours later at 7:30 p.m. Monday night an alleged shoplifter fought with a female officer. She called for back up. The suspect was tasered twice before he was arrested.

The chief says he believes his officers acted properly, and he is glad the officers had the body cameras.

"I am a big believer in the use of the cameras," said Nietert. "More often than not they will validate the officers and what they are doing."