Hampden District Attorney’s Office Completes Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Springfield, Mass. —  On January 21st the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, after completing an investigation into an officer-involved shooting from January 9,released the Body-Worn Camera footage from the officers involved.

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood stated, “We wish to express our appreciation to Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and his office for their comprehensive and deliberative investigation into the facts and circumstances of the incident that occurred on Jan. 9.”

Clapprood continues, “Our officers were faced that morning with a dangerous, rapidly evolving situation, during which an officer had already been stabbed, and the investigation has determined that Officer Arjel Falcon responded lawfully and appropriately, consistent with his training and experience, in this circumstance.  I am thankful that Officer Falcon was not more seriously injured, and wish him well as he continues to recover.”

Officer Falcon underwent surgical procedures in the hours after the incident at Baystate and was released from the hospital on January 10th.  Officer Falcons is scheduled for additional surgery with a facial and nerve specialist in Boston in the near future to hopefully regain 70-80% functionality back to the damaged nerves.

The Springfield Police Department has included a video media release with redacted (faces blurred & profanity excluded) footage from the first two responding Springfield Police Officer’s cameras.  The camera’s record 30 seconds prior to being activated without audio.  The video includes the dispatch call.  The first video is from Officer Arjel Falcon’s partner that day.  The second video is from Officer Falcon’s Body-Worn camera.

Media Release Critical Incident 1/9/22

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