The work of two Centerville police officers will be showcased on a national television show Tuesday.
A new episode of Body Cam, a series featuring police incidents on the Investigation Discovery channel, will air Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m.
Footage released from a body camera shows an assault on a Centerville police officer that oc…
The Centerville incident being featured took place in January 2016. Centerville Police Officer Andrew Teeter was patrolling when he came across a shirtless male on Main Street in Centerville.
“Something odd is going on,” Teeter said was what he thought that night when he first arrived.
Teeter was attacked soon after leaving his vehicle to confront the male, who was holding a stick in his hands.
Teeter, soon to be assisted by Officer Ken Reistroffer, eventually subdued and arrested the subject after multiple taser deployments.
The individual was charged with assault on a peace officer, a serious misdemeanor; interference with official acts, a serious misdemeanor; second-degree criminal mischief, a class D felony; fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a simple misdemeanor.
The incident was recorded on Teeters’ body camera, the video was published by the Daily Iowegian online.
The Investigation Discovery team was in Centerville over the summer, Police Chief Tom Demry said, to film various shots and interviews for the incident.
At the time of the incident, Demry said Teeter would have been justified to use deadly force if that is what he chose to do. Teeter instead used nonlethal alternatives to subdue the individual.
The Centerville incident is one of two Iowa police encounters being featured on the Tuesday episode. The other incident occurred in Davenport and featured a high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle that crashes. One of the occupants fled and stole a nearby garbage truck to initiate a second pursuit.