Dash cam video released of fatal Schenectady police pursuit


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady County officials released dash cam video of a deadly November chase.

The video shows deputies pull up behind car being driven by Zaquan Rucker, 30, of Albany on November 14. When they turn on the lights, he takes off.

The next time you see the car is when it crashed into a building on Nott Terrance.

Rucker did not survive.

Many locals criticized the sheriff’s office for pursuing Rucker in a residential area. The department maintains they were within their right to do so.

Officials also released more information about Rucker.

According to police, he also had an arrest history that included criminal contempt and resisting arrest.

The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting toxicology results from the crash.

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