Body camera footage showing the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old woman by four San Jose police officers who mistook her for an attempted murder suspect has been released after the killing was ruled lawful.
The Santa Clara District Attorney's office on Friday cleared the officers of any legal wrongdoing over the death of Jennifer Vazquez last Christmas Day.
The 78-second clip was released alongside a 62-page document by Deputy District Attorney David Boyd, which concluded that police did not know and had no reason to suspect they had the wrong person.
'Under the facts…the use of deadly force…was a lawful response to an apparent armed fleeing felon who reasonably appeared to pose a great threat to public safety,' Boyd wrote.
Officers fired 40 rounds at Vasquez and her 28-year-old passenger Linda Carmona-Bruno after a nine-mile high-speed car chase that began just after 2am on December 25.