The Attorney General’s Office released video footage on Jan. 29 that captured events surrounding a single-vehicle accident in which a man was injured when he sped away from a police officer after a traffic stop in October.
Keron Roundtree, 23, of Trenton, succumbed to those injuries on Nov. 17, at which time the investigation transferred from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office to the Attorney General’s (AG) Office, according to information provided by the AG on Jan. 29.
Video recordings from Bordentown Township Police Officer Keith Alexander’s body-worn camera and vehicular mobile video recorder from the accident on Oct. 27 are being released pursuant to policies established by the Attorney General’s Office in 2019 that are designed to promote the fair, impartial and transparent investigation of fatal police encounters, according to the statement.
Prior to the release on Jan. 29, investigators met with Roundtree’s relatives to review the video recordings with them.
On the night of Oct. 27, Alexander was on patrol on Route 206 southbound in a marked police vehicle when he saw a Nissan Maxima traveling southbound in the left lane brake abruptly. The car, which was driven by Roundtree, resumed traveling southbound. Alexander followed the vehicle and observed Roundtree several motor vehicle infractions, according to the statement.
At approximately 8:51 p.m., about two minutes after he began following Roundtree’s car, Alexander activated his overhead lights and siren to make a motor vehicle stop. At that point, Roundtree’s car sped off, traveling at speeds that reached in excess of 110 mph.
Approximately one minute later, and without coming into contact with another car, Roundtree’s car crashed into a wooded area on the right side of Route 206. His car traveled into and out of the woods, coming to rest on the right shoulder of Route 206 southbound.
Alexander exited his vehicle and located Roundtree’s car. The car, which was heavily damaged, contained two occupants, Roundtree and an adult male passenger. Two bystanders assisted Alexander in removing and rendering aid to both.
Once ambulances arrived, the occupants of the Nissan Maxima were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. Roundtree remained in the hospital until his death on Nov. 17; the passenger was admitted for treatment and later released.
The video recordings from Alexander’s body-worn camera and the mobile video recorder in his police vehicle are posted online at https://njoag.app.box.com/s/4y3zaku8exo8yhf01xyy1du4ux02drxj
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.