Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Mountain View Police Release Body Cam Video of Interaction With YouTube Shooter

Mountain View Police Release Body Cam Video of Interaction With YouTube Shooter

The Mountain View Police Department has released the officer-worn body camera footage from the night officers found YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her auto about 30 minutes south of YouTube headquarters.

The woman, Nasim Aghdam, had been reported missing by her family in Southern California and police found her asleep in her auto in parking in Mountain View. YouTube shooting suspect Nasim Aghdam's parents give tearful reflection that she could "never hurt one ant " Aghdam tells the officer she has no plans on going home.

After the video stopped recording, one of the officers called Aghdam's father to inform him that she had been found.

An officer found the 38-year-old in the back of her vehicle just before 2 a.m. on April 3, hours before the shooting.

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Police have not identified the officer in the video.

Later that day, she went to a gun range before walking through a parking garage into a courtyard at YouTube's campus south of San Francisco, where she opened fire with a handgun and wounded three people. "In this case, they checked on the welfare of a person who, at the time, was reported missing but whose actions, demeanor, and answers did not present any information which would cause us to believe she would be a threat to herself or others", Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel said in the release.

"This doesn't say why they put her at risk on here", a woman from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in the video. In the video, Aghdam is seen asleep in the back seat.

She answered "No" to each question, apparently satisfying the officers, who let her go after about ten minutes. Aghdam responded, "No." Police asked her if she planned to hurt herself or others, and she said "no" to all these questions. Aghdam was sleeping inside and a check of her records did not reveal any instances or threats of violence.

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Aghdam shook her head and replied 'No'. However, PIO Nelson said that officers did not re-contact Nasim Aghdam. The report listed Aghdam as "at risk".

The officer asks if she wants to commit suicide.

In this April 3, 2018 image from video provided by the Mountain View Police Department, Nasim Aghdam is questioned by officers after being found asleep in her auto in Mountain View's Walmart parking lot. "Are you taking any types of medication at all?" the backup officer asked.

The father reportedly thanked the officer for the call and hung up.

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Eventually the officers told Aghdam they would notify her father and say was found safe and does not want to be contacted.

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