UMD releases body cam videos the day Jordan McNair collapsed on practice field

Posted at 12:51 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 00:53:35-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Six months after the heatstroke death of 19-year-old Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland Football player, the school released body cam and CCTV video footage that shows a more in depth version of the series of events that took place leading up to his death.

The video shows the moments before McNair was transported to a hospital after his collapse at a scheduled football practice.

The USM Board of Regents says more than an hour passed after McNair started having symptoms of heatstroke before the school called 9-1-1.

The timing as it relates to the death of McNair was brought to question in the video. The bodycam footage of an officer caught the moment the athlete was in transit for medical attention.

In the video you can hear the officer expressing her frustration towards the timely actions of medical personnel handling McNair.

"I don't know why they're moving so slow," said the officer. "They're moving so f***ing slow it's pissing me off."

The University of Maryland issued a statement following the release of the videos.

"Our thoughts remain with Jordan McNair’s family, friends and teammates. Following the completion of the Office of the Attorney General investigation, the footage was provided to Jordan’s family. The videos, with the exception of the footage containing private medical information, were released today through the Public Information Act process."