SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden District Attorney’s Office released the files linked to the Springfield officer-involved shooting death of Orlando Taylor III investigation.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni has released his findings into the homicide investigation after reviewing the following documents including body-worn camera footage of the officers involved. Gulluni concludes, Officer Falcon “acted in the lawful exercise of his duties and used only necessary and reasonable force in both self-defense and defense of others.”
The incident happened January 9 on Genesee Street in the city’s Liberty Heights neighborhood. Springfield police say Taylor stabbed Officer Falcon in the face, causing serious injuries. Officer Falcon opened fire after Taylor allegedly attempted to charge at police again.
911 calls and transcript
Autopsy and Toxicology reports
The autopsy report indicates the cause of death is from gunshot wounds of the neck and torso, with the manner of death listed as “homicide (shot by police). According to the toxicology report dated January 19, the following findings indicate:
- Ethanol : None Detected
- Methanol : None Detected
- Isopropanol : None Detected
- Acetone : None Detected
- Amphetamine Screen : None Detected
- Benzodiazepines Screen : None Detected
- Buprenorphine Screen : None Detected
- Cocaine Screen : None Detected
- Fentanyl Screen : None Detected
- Methamphetamine Screen : None Detected
- Opiates Screen : None Detected
- Cannabinoid Screen : None Detected
- Organic Bases and Neutrals : None Detected
First Responder Reports ShotSpotter Dispatch Log
Video: Springfield Police Bodycam footage
The Springfield Police Department has shared the video (redacted, including blurred faces and profanity excluded) publicly on YouTube, which requires a user to login for age restriction.
Photos of Stiletto knife and black handle
- Two RING video files, one leading up to the shooting of Orlando Taylor, the second of the shooting incident.