Bodycam recording shows Cape officer fight with street racing suspects

Back in May three suspects were arrested for street racing and then fighting with an officer trying to detain them.

Police body camera footage shared exclusively with WINK News Friday shows the encounter between a Cape Coral police officer and suspects Melvin Davila, Raymond Bogert and Suegem Inoa.

The officer initially saw the suspects racing in Cape Coral at speeds of 100 miles per hour and over, running red lights and weaving in an out of traffic.

According to the arrest report, an officer chased Bogert and Davila to a Waffle House in Cape on Del Prado. He didn’t call backup immediately, and it led to the two suspects assaulting the officer.

When the officer tried to detain Bogert, he knocked the officer’s radio off. The officer said Inoa, a passenger in one of the cars, hit the officer in the chest and knocked the officer’s body camera off.

The suspects continued to resist arrest until backup arrived and detained all three. Investigators said Davila spit on the arriving officers.

Bogert told police the reason for their street race was because they were just “being dumb and trying to impress the females.”

Bogert and Davila face charges for resisting arrest, battery and street racing. Inoa faces charges for resisting arrest and battery. She also faces a drug possession charge for a vape pen filled with THC on her.

All three suspects were released from jail back in May.

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Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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