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OPD release street camera video from September case but not July shooting

todaySeptember 23, 2022

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A man has been arrested after he was accused of following a woman, forcing his way into her downtown Orlando apartment and attacking her on Sept. 5.

What You Need To Know

  • A suspect in a Sept. 5 attack in downtown Orlando was arrested Friday
  • Video from the even was released by the Orlando Police Department

  • While Spectrum News has requested it, video from a separate July 31 shooting, though, has not been released

The Orlando Police Department shared clear video from street cameras in the most recent case, but the department has not released footage from a July 31 mass shooting near Wall Street that injured seven people.

In the video from Sept. 5, the suspect, identified by police as 36-year-old Allen McCrone, can be seen walking down Orange Avenue right past Wall Street heading towards East Washington Street at around 1:30 a.m.

About 30 minutes later, police say McCrone allegedly followed a woman to her apartment in the downtown area and forced his way in, before attacking her.

Orlando police released video of the early September incident, but the department still has not released video of a July 31 mass shooting in downtown Orlando that happened in the same general area.

On Friday, News 13 attempted to contact OPD Chief Eric Smith to ask why the July 31 video wasn’t released, but his office said he wasn’t available.

The department’s public information office offered a statement that reads in part:

“This is an active and ongoing investigation. As we have mentioned before, we have a person of interest and still encourage the public, if they have any information they can provide regarding the incident, to please contact the Orlando Police Department. No other updates are available.”

News 13 also contacted the city of Orlando to find out if anyone from OPD has told Mayor Buddy Dyer why the department isn’t releasing the video in the shooting case. The mayor wasn’t available for an interview, but answered some written questions.

“Any acts of violence are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” is office said in a statement. “Mayor Dyer remains committed to working in partnership with the Orlando Police Department and our businesses and residents to further ensure our city and downtown are safe for all.”

“As a city we also remain committed to transparency and sharing as much information with the public as we can when available and when it does not compromise our crime fighting efforts in alignment with all laws,” the statement added.

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