Body camera footage shows Duluth cop pull 'male in crisis' from ledge


With the country's cops under increasing scrutiny following some highly publicized misconduct cases, more and more Minnesota police departments are adopting police body cameras.

One body cam video out of Duluth – which has used the devices for a little over a year – shows law enforcement saving a man.

The footage shows a "male in crisis" interacting with Officer Joe DeJesus atop a parking ramp, where the man had been threatening to jump to his death, according to a Facebook update from Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.

As the video shows, DeJesus's approach included simply starting a conversation with the unidentified man and getting him to talk about his situation.

The officer then uses a bit of trickery to pull the male from the ledge.

"This is an example of the life saving work our officers do every day," Ramsay said in the Facebook announcement. "The male was taken in for help and was uninjured thanks to the excellent work by Officer DeJesus."

The Duluth News Tribune says the incident took place last week atop the Holiday Center, near the Holiday Inn, in the downtown area.

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