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Clark County Sheriff’s Office Releases Videos of Deputies Fatally Shooting Jonathan Gale

Jonathan Gale pulling a gun from his waistband moments before three deputies fatally shot him.

Clark County releases video of moment deputies shot, killed suspect Jonathan Gale in Brush Prairie.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office released videos Thursday from a Feb. 20 deadly shooting by sheriff’s deputies in Brush Prairie.

Suspect Jonathan Gale. Credit CCSO

Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Press Release Re: Jonathan Gale

Critical Incident Video Release:

On February 20, 2024, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was involved in a deputy-involved shooting. Five deputies were on scene at the time of the incident, and all five were wearing body-worn cameras (BWC). Three deputies discharged their firearms. Two deputies witnessed the incident.

On 6/20/2023, in a unanimous vote, the Clark County Council authorized the County Manager to sign a five-year contract with Axon Enterprises that provided Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) and vehicle cameras for the Sheriff’s Office.

Following a deputy-involved shooting, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), at the discretion of the Sheriff, will release body-worn camera (BWC) videos of the incident. The release of these videos will be separate from the Independent Investigation Team’s (IIT) investigation.

The independent investigation of this incident is being conducted by the Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is not involved in the deputy-involved shooting investigation. CCSO will conduct its administrative investigation/review after the SWIIRT investigation is completed.

The Critical Incident Video can be viewed on the CCSO Body-Worn Camera Page here.

The Sheriff’s Office cannot comment on the video release or the ongoing investigation. The video’s release is meant to provide visual context of the incident, as it is understood to have occurred at this time by CCSO, according to the BWC video. The video does not encompass the complete context of all recordings captured by all five body cameras.

Please be aware that the video contains graphic imagery and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Source: KPTV FOX 12 Oregon

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