No police video footage exists of the lethal encounter between detectives and a Millville man final month, investigators confirmed Thursday.
Jacob L. Servais, 19, was shot to demise in Cumberland County throughout an encounter with detectives from the Cape Might County Prosecutor’s Workplace and Decrease Township Police Division.
The detectives have been conducting surveillance associated to an earlier violent crime in Cape Might County once they crossed paths with Servais within the parking zone of a car rental enterprise in Vineland. Servais was a suspect within the earlier crime, the state Lawyer Basic’s Workplace just lately confirmed.
The workplace mentioned in a earlier assertion that prosecutor’s workplace detective John Caccia fired three rounds at Servais, who was driving a Nissan Altima. Servais was pronounced useless at a hospital a short while later.
A use of pressure report filed by the prosecutor’s workplace states Caccia fired as a result of he was “in worry of imminent hazard of demise or severe bodily damage to himself or one other officer.”
Officers haven’t described the earlier crime detectives have been investigating or precisely how Servais endangered the detective.
The Lawyer Basic’s Workplace is investigating Caccia’s use of pressure, however physique digital camera footage will not be a part of its assessment.
Responding to an Open Public Information Act request filed by NJ Advance Media, the state Lawyer Basic’s Workplace confirmed Thursday that the company doesn’t have “footage that captured the capturing or the occasions main as much as the incident.”
The company launched physique digital camera footage from Vineland officers who responded to the scene after the capturing.
Other than a short glimpse of somebody performing CPR on Servais as he lays on the bottom subsequent to a car, the remainder of the footage reveals officers cordoning off the scene and starting the investigation.
Investigators haven’t mentioned if safety cameras on the enterprise the place the capturing occurred captured the incident.
On the time of his demise, Servais was beneath indictment in two counties and going through indictment on a demise by auto cost in Gloucester County.
Servais was indicted earlier this month on an aggravated assault cost after he allegedly punched one other resident at a juvenile detention facility in Bordentown and broke his jaw. He was additionally indicted in Cumberland County earlier this yr on a cost of receiving stolen property.