Reinaldo Otero-Camacho

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Service Record

Agency Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Rank Sergeant[1]
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2005.[1]
Salary $81,168 (2018)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave


2020 Lifesaving Medal

On August 10, 2020, Otero-Camacho received a Lifesaving Medal for, while off-duty, saving the life of a person whose vehicle was engulfed in flames.[3]

Incident Reports

2022 Death of Kevin Hargraves-Shird

Community Briefing: Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

On July 30, 2022, Otero-Camacho was pursuing a vehicle that was fleeing from a recent shooting. The car crashed, and three occupants immediately fled. Hargraves-Shird was still near the vehicle and started to flee as Otero-Camacho arrived. The officer drew his service weapon, exited his vehicle, yelled that he had seen a gun, and fired his weapon, striking Hargraves-Shird.[4]

CPR was performed on Hargraves-Shird before he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.[1][5]

A gun was recovered from near Hargraves-Shird's body.[4]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras and a residential security camera.[1]

Response Timeline

On July 30, 2022, the department held a briefing to describe the incident.[6]

Otero-Camacho was placed on administrative leave during the investigation.[1]

On August 5, 2022, the department released Otero-Camacho's body-worn camera footage, in compliance with local law. The department did not release footage from other cameras.[4]

Otero-Camacho was placed on a non-contact status pending an internal investigation.[4]

On February 9, 2023, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) declined to press local or federal charges against Otero-Camacho due to "insufficient evidence [of] excessive force".[4][7]

Following the USAO's decision, the department will conduct an internal investigation.[4]

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