Body Camera Captures Death of Seaside Sergeant
Police body camera footage released Thursday shows the brief confrontation last February between a Seaside police sergeant and his attacker that ended in both their deaths as it quickly devolved into chaos and gunfire.
Sgt. Jason Goodding and Officer David Davidson appear to be caught off-guard when a single shot rings out as they tried to take Phillip Ferry into custody outside a restaurant in downtown Seaside on Feb. 5.
The two had approached Ferry moments earlier because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a probation violation. Davidson used a Taser on Ferry after he refused to get on the ground and take his hands out of his pockets.
Ferry was hit three times. He and Goodding later died in separate hospitals.
Toxicology results showed Ferry had a “high level” of methamphetamine and traces of marijuana in his system and a blood alcohol content of .117 percent at the time of the shooting.