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Officer involved in Monday shooting had body cam turned off

  // Thursday, 14 August 2014 16:30 //
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

An officer who was involved in a Monday shooting that left a man hospitalized turned off her body camera just before the incident.

New Orleans police said Officer Lisa Lewis got into a fight with a man during a traffic stop on Mimosa Court in Algiers. During the altercation, she shot 26-year-old Armand Bennet in the forehead.

Bennet's attorney, Nandi Campbell, said her client never resisted, and she claims the officer fired a second shot at her client as he ran away.

The officer's attorney countered that Lewis had turned her body camera off because her shift was about to end and she was on her way back to the Fourth District station when she initiated the traffic stop that led to the shooting.

"What good is the camera if officers are able to take them off and just put them on the side?" Campbell asked.

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