- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The manufacturer of the lapel camera that an Albuquerque police officer was wearing when he was involved in a fatal shooting can’t get any video from it.

Officer Jeremy Dear was involved in an April 21 chase with 19-year-old Mary Hawkes, who was suspected of stealing a truck.

Police say Hawkes pulled a weapon on Dear, prompting the officer to fire his gun.

A toxicology report later showed that Hawkes had a high concentration of methamphetamine in her system when she died.

Albuquerque police were unable to obtain video from Dear’s camera and sent it to the manufacturer.

Police still won’t say whether Deal’s lapel camera malfunctioned or if he failed to turn it on.

Deal was put on administrative leave following the shooting and subsequently placed on administrative assignment.

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