The San Francisco battalion chief whose helmet cam video captured the death of a plane crash victim last July has received a letter of reprimand for violating the department’s policy on unauthorized recordings in the workplace.
Battalion Chief Mark Johnson was the incident commander when a fire truck ran over 16 year old Ye Meng Yuan at San Francisco International Airport following the crash of an Asiana Airlines 777 on July 6, 2013. Yuan was covered in foam and lying on the tarmac at the time.
Video from Chief Johnson’s helmet cam is being used by the National Transportation Safety Board and the San Francisco Police Department in their investigations. No word on whether Chief Johnson plans to appeal the discipline.