ABOVE: Screenshot from EPD bodycam footage showing the Ingomar Club and 31-year-old Matthew Williams grabbing his firearm during a fight with officers | EPD

Eureka Police Department release: 

Pursuant to California Government Code 7923.625, video and /or audio recordings depicting the discharge of a firearm at a person by a peace officer or custodial officer shall be made public within 45 days of the event by the agency provided the release would not significantly interfere with a criminal or administrative investigation.

The Eureka Police Department has released the body worn camera recording depicting the discharge of a firearm during the November 26, 2023 officer involved shooting. The video can be seen below: 

The department is also releasing the radio transmissions between the officers on scene and our Communications Center that encompass the time from the traffic stop to the officer involved shooting. The audio can be found below:

While both officers involved in the incident were wearing their body worn cameras, the second officer’s camera had a failure. This camera was sent back to the manufacturer to be examined. The examination of the camera by the manufacturer revealed, “The camera experienced an internal processing error preventing the camera from capturing video from the particular time. The error displayed is 100/ ‘Init Failure’.” The camera has been replaced by the manufacturer.

The Humboldt County Multi-Agency Critical Incident Team (CIRT) is continuing to investigate. This is an active investigation and additional information will be released in accordance to the law.