Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminnelli
By Davy V.
A 16-year old Rochester, NY youth is facing an attempted murder charge after officials say he shot at a Rochester, NY Police Officer.
But according to Rochester, NY Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, the entire incident wasn't captured on the officer's bodycam, because the officer wasn't wearing the bodycam at the time.
It was charging inside the police cruiser.
Ernesatiaze Moore, 16, Charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder
According to Rochester Police, Sunday afternoon around 1:40 p.m., RPD officers responded to the area of Delmar and Villa Streets on Rochester's northwest side for a report of shots fired.
That's when police say an officer saw 16-year old Ernestiaze Moore on Santee Street.
Rochester Police say Officer Kelly Phillips chased Moore, and that Moore fired one round at Officer Phillips.
Officer Moore never returned fire.
Moore is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
I want to be clear, I strongly denounce violence against law enforcement officers.
But I DO NOT TRUST the Rochester, NY Police Department.
And I think it's interesting that a 16-year old is facing serious charges and potentially, a lengthy prison sentence, and yet the one piece of equipment, a bodycam, which could have shown if in fact this even actually occurred the way Rochester Police say it did, was charging inside a police car.