Redding Police released bodycam, surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting of Cody Bailey

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According to the Redding Police Department (RPD), the shooting occurred at 4:11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, near Hartnell and East Cypress avenues in Redding.

Before the shooting, they say RPD Park Rangers spoke with two men allegedly trespassing on an undeveloped property just below the Jiffy Lube business on Cypress Ave. and Lowden Lane. However, police say one of the men, identified as Bailey, became agitated during the encounter and began making threats and even threw a rock at officers.

After the rock throwing, the RPD says Park Rangers decided to arrest Bailey for assault with a deadly weapon. Officers then reportedly noticed Bailey holding a knife, which they then reported to other officers and dispatch for additional support.

Police say Bailey then ran from the two Park Rangers east on Cypress Ave. while holding a knife in his hand. A school resource officer, reportedly filling up his cruiser at a gas station across the street, heard the call come over the radio and drove over to assist. The RPD says the officer then ordered Bailey to drop the knife, but he ignored commands and forced a violent confrontation, resulting in the officer shooting Bailey.

The confrontation was not captured on the officer's body-worn camera, according to Redding Police Administration Lieutenant Tim Renault, because the camera was in "sleep mode." While in sleep mode, Lt. Renault says the camera does not actively record.

"This is the first officer-involved critical incident where officers were equipped with body-worn cameras," Lt. Renault said in the department's Critical Incident Briefing Video. "Since the incident, the policy has been amended to prevent the use of 'sleep mode' while an officer's in the field. This will ensure that any future officer-involved critical incidents will be captured."

The RPD says emergency aid was immediately rendered by officers, and Bailey was taken to a local hospital for gunshot wounds to his torso and right arm. He was eventually medically cleared and transported to the Shasta County Jail.

A week later, on April 17, the Shasta County District Attorney's Office announced Bailey was arraigned on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, three counts of resisting an executive officer and three counts of exhibiting a deadly weapon to resist arrest along with various enhancements arising out of his conduct toward police.

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