"Live PD" says video showing in-custody death has been destroyed

Williamson County deputies tried to pull Ambler over after he did not dim his SUV’s headlights to oncoming traffic, the Statesman reports. A 20 minute car chase ensued. The body cam footage shows Ambler on a street, being held down by deputies. With the Live PD crew filming, police officers tased Ambler four times. He is heard saying he has congestive heart failure and can’t breathe, and after crying out, “Save me,” he is hit with the final shock, the Statesman reports.

Live PD airs on A&E, and representatives for the network confirmed that the “tragic death of Javier Ambler” was captured on camera by producers, but it was not aired on the show. Authorities in Austin never asked to see the footage or interview any of the crew, A&E said, and once an internal affairs investigation by Williamson County, just north of Austin’s Travis County, found the deputies did nothing wrong, “as is the case with all footage taken by Live PD producers, we no longer retained the unaired footage after learning that the investigation had concluded.”