Albuquerque police released graphic body camera video Thursday from an undercover drug bust that shows a chaotic and emotional scene unfold as lieutenant mistakenly shoots a fellow detective, hitting him eight times and damaging most of his vital organs.
The Jan. 9, 2015 video was made publiclate Thursday, a day after the city announced a $6.5 million settlement with Jacob Grant, who has had more than a dozen surgeries and faces more medical problems as a result of the shooting. The city agreed to pay the detective’s medical expenses for life.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden in a statement described the shooting as a tragedy and said the community and the department were deeply affected.
"As hard as it is to watch and review this video, it is imperative we learn from it," the chief said. "We immediately upgraded undercover officers' training and equipment following this operation and improved supervision, communication and our procedures."
The video shows officers descending upon a car that contained Grant, another undercover officer and two suspects from whom they were going to buy $60 worth of drugs.