Nearly a year after conducting two vehicle chases within hours, a northeast Iowa police department will be featured on a national television show.
Fayette Police Chief Ben Davis says The Tuesday, July 5 edition of Investigation Discovery Channel’s “BodyCam” will chronicle the crazy events involving its officers last summer.
What began just after midnight on July 12 with a shoplifting report resulted in a vehicle chase with Erica Slack, 38, from Waverly, West Union and back. After using stop sticks to disable his vehicle and as authorities began to clear the road, a second vehicle driven by Diontay Cobbs, 26, from Manchester, approached and refused to stop, hitting almost agents. He eventually had a car accident and was apprehended. All because Davis says Cobbs thought law enforcement sent him a roadblock because he was wanted on various warrants in Black Hawk County.
Davis says much of the action was caught on cameras attached to the officers’ guns that activate when their weapon is drawn. That night they were being used on a trial basis by Veridian Weapon Technologies.
Davis says weapon cameras have since become standard equipment for his department to complement their use of body cameras.
You can hear Davis recount the events of last July here: